Aid Agencies Assisting Quake Victims |
The Washington Post
People seeking information about relatives in Turkey can contact the Turkish Embassy at (202) 612-6700. Callers should have their family's phone numbers and addresses in Turkey available. The embassy will fax the information to Turkish authorities trying to locate survivors of the earthquake.
With so many people scrambling to send aid, Turkish Americans yesterday formed The Turkish Relief Association, a group that will coordinate donations of beds, medical supplies and money. The toll-free number is (1-877-TURKEY9, or 1-877-887-5399). Those interested in helping quake victims may also send e-mail to email@example.com.
Financial donations may also be sent to The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, 4100 Bigelow Blvd. Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213.
Other American Muslim relief organizations offering assistance include: The Holy Land Foundation (1-800-909-6822, hlf.org), Life for Relief and Development (1-800-827-3543, firstname.lastname@example.org), Mercy International USA (1-800-556-3729), Islamic African Relief Agency (573-443-0166, email@example.com), Success Foundation (703-820-7199), and Global Relief Foundation (1-888-256-2532, firstname.lastname@example.org).
More information about relief efforts for the Turkish quake victims is available on the Interaction web site at http://www.interaction.org
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