A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit southeast Turkey and northern Syria on Monday, Feb. 6, killing more than 33,000 people and leaving tens of thousands injured. You might be wondering what you can do to help.

Here’s a guide to local businesses and groups currently helping people in Turkey and Syria and you can get involved.

Note: It’s always a good idea to verify charities when you decide to give. Try Charity Navigator, which evaluates nonprofits and recommends credible organizations based in the U.S.

We’ll be continually updating this list. If you know of a nonprofit we should consider adding, let us know.


What it does: Islamic Relief provides relief and development for people in crisis in the U.S. and internationally, regardless of gender, race, or religion. The organization offers disaster and emergency relief alongside immediate assistance. Working with local partners, Islamic Relief is providing cash assistance to help pay for food, water, and medicine in Turkey.

How can you help: Head to their website to donate online.

🌐 irusa.org