How you can help Turkey – via the Turkish American Cultural Alliance

A devastating earthquake hit the southern portion of Turkey and parts of Syria early Monday, February 6, at 4:17 am.The 7.7 magnitude quake already took more than 3000 people’s lives, even as rescue & recovery is still underway, left thousands injured and destroyed countless homes, buildings, and critical infrastructure. Surrounding cities are also affected, and aftershocks are continuing.The Turkish American community is deeply saddened to hear this tragic news. We send our condolences to those who lost loved ones and speedy recovery to the injured. As the Turkish government declared a Level 4 national emergency, the earthquake victims in Türkiye urgently need humanitarian help to recover from this catastrophe. As TACA, in collaboration with the Turkish Consulate in Chicago, we are collecting the following items and monetary donations that Turkish Airlines will transport to the earthquake zone with the organization of the Turkish Embassy.
Items needed (all either new or gently used and CLEAN)Winter clothing for adults and kids of all genders. Coats, boots, raincoats, pullovers,Trousers, gloves, scarves, hats, socks, underwear, tent, tent bed, blanket, sleeping bag, thermos, flashlights, power bank, generators, baby food, diaper cleaning and hygiene supplies. PLEASE make sure the items you will donate are either brand new or less used, in excellent condition, and CLEAN. Please bring them in a box or a bag, and do not seal them.
Drop-off at the Turkish Consulate in Chicago –
455 N Cityfront Plaza Dr #2900, Chicago, IL 60611
Weekdays 9 am to 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
For monetary donations, use PayPal or
Zelle to [email protected]

Please indicate “Earthquake Relief Fund.” for the explanation.