For those who feel called to support the organizations providing relief services in Turkey and/or Syria, the Catholic Community Foundation team has compiled a list of organizations you may consider funding. Each has been screened for alignment with Catholic social teaching.
|Catholic Relief Services
Supporting emergency relief efforts led by Caritas Turkey, Caritas Syria, and other local partners.
Jesuit Refugee Servicehttps://www.jrsusa.org/earthquake-in-syria/
Providing safe spaces for survivors to gather while continuing to support refugees in Syria already displaced from their homes by the country’s long-running crisis.
Aid to the Church in Needhttps://www.churchinneed.org/absolute-despair-in-syria-as-country-is-hit-by-two-earthquakes/
Assisting the population with soup kitchens, support for the elderly, and medical projects.
International Relief Teams
Working through trusted relief partners to rush urgently needed food, water, blankets, and emergency supplies to assist families whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the earthquake.
Providing critical medical support and lifesaving medicine and relief.
World Central Kitchen
Beginning distribution of meals for survivors and first responders in Turkey while working to scale up as quickly as possible.
Anne Cullen Miller
Catholic Community Foundation