As of today, at least 3,900 people died and 7,000 are injured following the earthquake in Nepal on Saturday, April 25th. The United Nations has said more than six million people live in the areas that have been affected, including in the neighboring China and India. Nearly 1 million children need immediate aid, according to UNICEF.
As the international aid effort gathers pace, Turkish Philanthropy Funds established Nepal Relief and Recovery Fund to show solidarity of Turkish-Americans with the victims affected by the disaster. The money donated will support relief and longer-term recovery efforts run by local organizations.
In the past, Turkish Philanthropy Funds have contributed to the international relief efforts towards the drought in Somalia and Japanese Earthquake in 2011, and the Hurricane Sandy that hit Northeast America in 2012. TPF relief funds, in sum raised over $650,000 for Soma Mine Disaster in 2014 and for Van Earthquake in 2011. Turkey is a country affected often by natural disasters, and we believe acting together makes us stronger in the face of such sad crises.
You can contribute to Nepal Relief and Recovery Fund online or by writing a check. Please make your checks payable to Turkish Philanthropy Funds, indicate “Nepal Fund” on the check.
If you would like to make a contribution from your Donor-Advised Fund, please call (646) 530.8988.
Turkish Philanthropy Funds Team
Turkish Philanthropy Funds is a New York based community foundation that enables donors to realize their philanthropic passions for Turkey. With the plethora of NGOs, knowing where to invest your charitable dollars is a challenge. TPF funds the most effective programs, and partners with them to maximize results. TPF does this by strengthening individual giving and by providing knowledge and solutions for the community. Turkish Philanthropy Funds is a tax-exempt organization described in Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law. Tax ID: 20-8392006.
Top Image: Residents line up for food in an evacuation area set up by the authorities in Tundhikel park on April 27, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Photo by Omar Havana/Getty Images)