Agencies Providing Relief

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)
JDC is working to provide immediate relief – temporary shelter, winter essentials like portable heating and thermal clothes, food, and medical support – to victims in Turkey. JDC has deep ties to the Turkish Jewish community.

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS)
SAMS is a global medical relief organization that is working on the frontlines of crisis relief in Syria – the earthquake’s epicenter was close to the Syrian border and has caused devastation there too.


Jewish Federations of North America
JFNA has launched an earthquake relief fund to provide humanitarian aid and to support recovery efforts.

Jewish Federations of North America

Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP)
CDP supports the long-term recovery of devastated communities. Areas hit by major catastrophes tend to receive an abundance of donations for the immediate need to save lives. But frequently funds run out, and attention wanes, before the area rebuilds with the infrastructure needed to avert the next catastrophe. CDP supports that long-term process of building resilience.

Center for Disaster Philanthropy