A terrible Earthquake struck both Turkey and Syria earlier this week. Sadly, death tolls have already risen above 10,000. Thousands and thousands of buildings have been destroyed. The country is struggling and in need of help and relief from the world. The destruction is beyond belief. Nightclubs across Turkey have banded together to support these relief efforts.
Istanbul clubs Klein Phönix, Klein Harbiye, RX Istanbul, and Mini Muzikhol kicked off the efforts. Turkey’s capital Ankara’s Kite and Izmir venue DatDat have also joined to gather essential supplies for the people of the 10 impacted provinces. Clubgoers have already begun to donate items at the venues.
The parent company of Istanbul’s venue complex, Zorlu Performing Arts Centre also announced that they sent their own search-and-rescue teams to the areas most needed. Turkey’s governmental institution has listed the following items as essential heaters, blankets, pillows, bed linens, food parcels, dry food, hygiene kits, clean clothes, clean baby clothes, baby food, sleeping bags, power banks, scarves, berets, and gloves
While the destruction is terrible to see, there are many incredible videos online of survivors being pulled from the rubble. It is a race against time to reduce the death toll from rising any further.
Mixmag Turkey has compiled the list of organizations below to donate to.
Turkey’s governmental emergency management and civil protection organization. Amongst the other governmental, NGO, and private institutions, it provides coordination, formulates policies and implements them.
A charity network founded by Turkish singer Haluk Levent. It’s one of the most active groups having a network of hundreds of philanthropists and tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the country.
A Turkish non-governmental organization for disaster search and rescue relief.
A humanitarian non-governmental organization, founded by a group of expatriate Syrian doctors and later grew into an international organization that provides healthcare in the northwestern part of Syria.
A British-founded confederation of 21 independent charitable organizations focusing on the alleviation of global poverty.