Photo Credit: JDC
With over 1 million individuals displaced in Turkey, Jewish Federations of North America continues to support recovery efforts and to provide critical humanitarian aid to victims of the deadly quakes.
Working with our core partner JDC (American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee) that is providing on-the-ground relief, to date Federations have supplied:
- 23,285 meals in Gaziantep
- 487 warm boots, jackets, and sweaters to children to stay warm during the cold winter
- 1,000 regular blankets and 10,000 thermal blankets
- Humanitarian supplies, clothing, and art supplies for 200 survivors in shelters
Among those being supported are also surviving members of the Jewish community.
While communities continue to recover, Jewish Federations will support JDC’s work to provide shelter for homeless survivors and to distribute heaters and medical equipment.
Jewish Federations have a long and proud history of response to global crises, aiding vulnerable Jewish populations and individuals of all faiths and backgrounds in the hardest-hit places. Funds have supported hundreds of relief efforts in the aftermath of major disasters, from California wildfires to tsunamis in Asia, to hurricanes and flooding in the Gulf to tornadoes in the Midwest.
Donations to the earthquake relief fund can be made here.