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MATA Calls for Donations for Earthquake Victims in Türkiye

Updated: May 19, 2023

As the Maryland American Turkish Association (MATA), we are deeply saddened by the earthquake disaster that hit various cities in Türkiye. We convey our deepest condolences to all the victims and their families, and hope that those who were injured recover as soon as possible.


We are asking all MATA members, Turkish Americans and friends of Türkiye to contribute to the recovery and rebuilding efforts by sending donations through the links below:


Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C.


In kind or money donation options are available through the Turkish Embassy

Volunteers who are willing to send in-kind assistance to people in need in Türkiye affected by the earthquakes are kindly asked to send the following items to Turkish Embassy and Turkish Consulates across the U.S. by mail or through in-person drop off by Sunday, 2/12:

  • Blankets

  • Tents

  • Sleeping bags

  • Pocket warmers

  • Winter clothing (jackets, gloves, headgear)

  • Over-the-counter medications for flu, cold, and pain killers

  • Canned food, baby food/formula, diapers, female hygiene products

Please place your items in clear bags and provide itemized list of the contents in the bag.

The in-kind donations will be sent to Türkiye through Turkish Airlines in a speedy and prioritized manner.


AKUT - Search and Rescue Association


AFAD - Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency


AHBAP - Anatolia People and Peace Platform


Empowering Turkish American Community


Turkish Philanthropy Funds


Bridge to Türkiye Earthquake Relief Fund


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