We are heartbroken by the news of two devastating earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria, causing acute damage and destruction within a 200-mile radius and aftershocks felt as far as Israel. Right now, the death toll is in the thousands and rapidly rising. While an overwhelming number of homes and businesses have been destroyed, rescuers race to pull survivors from beneath the rubble.
150,000 people have been made homeless by the earthquakes and need to cope with the bitter cold in the region. Our focus, alongside our partners, will be on helping this population cope with living outside in the difficult conditions by supplying thousands of tents, heaters, thermal clothing, ready to eat meals, and first aid kits.
Jewish Federations, together with our partners, are ready to assist when disaster strikes, and are already working to assess the needs and offer support in whatever ways we can. You can help with these efforts by donating below.
Checks for the emergency earthquake relief fund for Turkey and Syria can be made payable to the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and mailed to P.O. Box 790436, St. Louis, MO 63179-9826. For other questions, please contact Jeremy Goldberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-442-3870.