On July 28 and 29 more than 60 fires started in 21 cities in Turkey. As of July 30th, 14 of these fires (in Adana, Osmaniye, Mersin, Antalya, Mugla, Kayseri, and Manisa) are still not under control. The massive fires have been spreading due to high temperatures and winds. The fires are unprecedented in scope and impact.
All donations to this fund will support wildfire relief and recovery efforts in Turkey. Your donation will go to TPF vetted nonprofits at Afet Platformu providing food, water, and shelter to people and animals in need. The Turkey Wildfire Relief Fund will remain open through the fire season and beyond to support recovery and preparedness programs in communities most impacted by fires.
People in Turkey battle wildfires on an ongoing basis. Small fires have been burning across the country throughout the summer. The recent start of large fires in highly populated areas at the same time has tightened the resources to respond. Strong winds have caused the fires to spread quickly, prompting mass evacuations in many areas. Currently, there has not been any need-analysis done since all of the resources are geared towards putting out the fires. TPF’s partners at Afet Platformu are closely following the developments and getting ready to respond to survivors’ immediate needs as soon as the fires are under control.
All donations to this fund will support wildfire relief and recovery efforts in Turkey. We monitor the impact on affected communities and work with partners at Afet Platformu to allocate funds to where they’re needed most. Initially, the fund helps first responders meet survivors’ immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, medicine, and shelter. As needs emerge, we will support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted partner organizations in the impacted area(s).
How Your Donation Will Be Used
When you donate to TPF’s Turkey 2021 Wildfire Relief Fund, your donation will be used to:
- Provide food and emergency medical supplies to people and animals
- Support temporary relief and emergency supplies for displaced families
- Provide support to front-line workers, like volunteers of our partner organizations
- Meet other needs that emerge
TPF will post reports about how funds have been used and will email these reports to donors.
Trusted and Reliable
TPF is the most reliable and trustworthy foundation serving the Turkish-American community. We are committed to transparency and low overhead.
When disasters strike, TPF quickly delivers funds to its partners on the ground that are best suited to provide relief and long-term recovery. Our disaster relief funds have been recommended by many international organizations as well as local Turkish-American organizations.
TPF’s Track Record in Disaster Relief
TPF has been responding to disasters and supporting emergency aid and long-term relief programs since 2011. We have facilitated close to $2M in disaster donations to funds just like this one.
See how we’ve responded to similar disasters like this, including:
- Van Earthquake Relief Fund in 2011
- Soma Relief Fund
- Elazıg Earthquake Relief Fund in 2020
- Covid-19 Relief Fund
- Izmir Earthquake Relief Fund
See the first-round grant recipient here.
See the second-round grant recipients here.