At least 41 people were killed while more than 230 people are seriously injured by the terrorist attack in Istanbul Airport yesterday. The attack on Europe’s third-busiest airport is noted to be the deadliest in a series of suicide bombings this year in Turkey. As Turkish society condemns this shocking attack, millions around the world show their support for Turkey through social media.
Here is how you can help:
-Support Victims and Their Families
Turkish Philanthropy Funds (TPF), a U.S. based 501(c)(3) organization, established the Istanbul Fund to support the victims, their loved ones and Turkish community at large. As a nonprofit organization who partners with 49 local organizations in Turkey, TPF will transfer the Istanbul Fund donations to its partners on the ground. Istanbul Fund will support the victims and families struck by this attack as well as other related needs not yet anticipated.
– If you’re local, give blood
If you are in Istanbul and would like to contribute, check out Turkish Red Cross’ twitter page to see where your help might be needed.
-United we stand, divided we fall
Show your solidarity with Turkish community. Share what you think and know about the attack on social media. No matter where we are all from, we are all one against terrorism.
Tax-deductible contributions to the #IstanbulFund at TPF may be made online, or by mailing a check with “Istanbul Fund” to Turkish Philanthropy Funds, 216 E. 45th St, 7th Fl., New York, NY 10017. For any questions related to #IstanbulFund, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org , 646.530.8987