Support Victims of Turkey & Syria Earthquake

Feb 10, 2023

On February 6, 2023 a 7.8-magnitude earthquake, with its epicenter in Gaziantep, Turkey, has become one of the deadliest natural disasters of the century. There were many aftershocks following the earthquake, and impacting Turkey's neighbor Syria. As of February 10, 2023 the death toll has risen to over 22,000. There are many ways to help--- 

Local: Greater Boston Area

Lincoln Public Middle School Student Council and the Turkish Consulate in Boston are collecting donations.

  • Monetary donations HERE (
  • Material donations: Current List HERE, available until Thursday, February 16th
    • Bring donations to Highrock Cambridge on Sunday, February 12th
    • There are many drop off locations on list above, including Cambridge (Keller Williams Cambridge: 186 Alewife Brook Pkwy Suite 214, Cambridge, MA 02138)


  • All items will be placed on Turkish Airlines direct flight to Istanbul within a day of collection (February 17). After transport, all items are brought to the nearest functioning airport to be delivered directly into the disaster zone. No funds are needed to help with transporting these goods. 
  • All monetary donation information regarding these donations can be found on the website. All donations made through this site are tax deductible
  • HERE is a live updated list of needs and information. Additional drop off locations are listed and updated as well.

Within our Denomination:

Covenant World Relief and Development is accepting monetary donations HERE . Learn more about CWRD.

Global Efforts

White Helmets -- Syrian volunteer group that searches for survivors and the dead. More here.

Syrian Amer. Medical Society - An association of medical professionals of Syrian descent addressing medical needs in the U.S. and Syria. More here.

AKUT - Turkish volunteer-run association specializing in search and rescue operations. Learn here.

AHBAP - a popular Turkish foundation building Turkish society through aid and cooperation. More here.

UOSSM - a multinational coalition of relief organizations with branches in Turkey and Syria. More here.


Questions? Contact LeLe Hsu, Co-Director of ministry for Highrock Cambridge,