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Earthquake Fundraising

updated on April 30th, 2023

• Thanks to your generous support our campaign for the students who were impacted by the earthquake in Turkey ended with success.  Together we raised more than $61,025.

• Some of the contributions came from fundraising campaigns of the individual members of our community and some others from special campaigns ran by various Turkish American organizations.  These included benefit bike ride by Aras family, a benefit concert by a group of high school cellists, bake sale by TAAC Silicon Valley, and the fundraising campaigns by TAAC Monterey and Darüşşafaka Society.  We were deeply touched by the outpouring of support. 

• With the $50k matching fund that we had received earlier from a generous friend of TEF, our earthquake fund now reached $111,025.  We will use these funds to help the victims return to normalcy and continue their education.

• In addition to the $13k emergency aid that we sent within weeks of the earthquake, this week we sent another $18k to the Kadın Araştırmaları Derneği as scholarships for 60 new students from the earthquake zone. We will keep you informed on how your donations are utilized on the ground.

Some students in the rescue area

Some students in the rescue area

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