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Help provide Emergency Aid to people impacted by the tragic earthquakes in Turkey & Syria.

Recent reports indicated that following the earthquake in Turkey and part of Syria have resulted in 6,000 deaths with 2 million being affected by ongoing aftershocks sustained in the region.  As a result, there has been a further displacement of people in the region. 
 
In some communities, 70% of the buildings are no longer occupable and people are seeking refuge in numerous shelters in different locations. 
 
The earthquake hit in the midst of a winter storm at a time when there were already 14 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.
 
The impact of the devastation has resulted in local markets being diminished in the availability of food products, primarily bread, a staple in the local residents’ daily food intake. Water is in short supply affecting the availability of electricity, drinking water, agriculture and the increase of diseases in the region. Food and main stables are being rationed at this time.  
 
Numerous NGOs, charities and church groups are reaching out and providing resources, emergency care and support as contributions continue to come in.
 
Thank you for your continued interest and support for this region.

We’ve compiled this list of some Canadian-based Christian charities that are working on the frontlines in the earthquake areas of Turkey and Syria. All of the charities on the list below are already approved to receive grants through the Canadian National Christian Foundation (CNCF) right away. If you already have a Donor Advised Fund at CNCF,  log in today to recommend a grant. If you don’t have a Donor Advised Fund, you can open one.

  • We encourage you to do your own research on these and other charities. 
  • We also advise that you indicate that your grant is for earthquake relief in Turkey & Syria. Some of these organizations are working in places all over the world.

This is a developing story. Additional charities will be added as we receive information

Canadian Bible Society

Families are taking shelter in churches across the land, and the Bible Society in Turkey is collaborating with local churches to provide provisions for physical needs, as well as comfort from the Word of God during this dark time. Your gift will help change lives by providing booklets filled with God’s hope and comfort, children’s Bibles, New Testaments, and Bible-based trauma healing.

Together, through the grace of God, we can provide His Word and emergency assistance to those facing unimaginable hardships.

Canadian Foodgrains Bank

When surrounded by rubble, the last thing anyone needs to feel is hunger. Your financial gift will provide assistance for women, men and children trying to survive the aftermath of this natural disaster and its aftershocks.

Your donation will help our members and their partners on the ground who are responding to this devastating situation.

ERDO

Just a few hours after the earthquake, our partners sent out seven emergency dispatch vehicles including:

  • Three mobile hygiene trucks which will bring families needed aid
  • One Search & Rescue vehicle which will pick up casualties of the earthquake
  • A mobile oven, which will bring emergency food to families

Weather conditions are an issue, with cold and snow impacting our partner’s ability to respond. Relief materials like blankets, clean water, tents, winter clothes and emergency food will be needed.

We are asking for your urgent prayers for the families impacted and for our responding partners.

Gain – Global Aid Network

Through our local partners in both Turkey and Syria, we are providing much-needed items such as food, water, blankets, sleeping bags, tents, heaters, power suppliers (generators, power banks) and winter clothing. GAiN worldwide is responding to the situation together, with GAiN Canada serving as the lead agent for Syria and GAiN Spain serving as the lead agent for Turkey.

Those affected are in desperate need of hope, peace, provision and protection. The need for aid is critical. 

We can’t do anything for those who have passed away, but we can be the hands and feet of Jesus to the survivors who are alive, hurting and grieving. We must offer them hope in what really seems like a hopeless situation.

Our goal is to raise $250,000 toward providing emergency relief. You can help make a significant impact in Jesus’ name.

Go and Share Missions Canada

We have set up a new project “Earthquake” for relief work in Syria and Turkey in the wake of the crisis.

Families and children in Syria and Turkey are suffering more than ever due to the massive earthquake. Through our ministry partners, Go and Share Missions Canada has started providing emergency supplies such as blankets, clothes and food to the victims. Furthermore, a team of workers from our ministry partner is preparing to go to the area to help repairing and rebuilding the damaged houses. Please join us to provide care and support to those affected by the earthquake and the aftershocks.

Hope Story

$100: Send an IMMEDIATE DISASTER RELIEF PACKAGE containing one (1) emergency food basket, one (1) quality blanket, and one (1) emergency hygiene kit to feed and comfort ONE FAMILY who suddenly finds themselves homeless after the earthquake.

How does your donation deliver help? A group of Middle Eastern churches, including Hope Story’s Lebanon church partner, have an existing network of reputable suppliers in Syria already mobilized for supplies.

OM – Operation Mobilization

As OM’s partners evaluate where help is needed, further long-term plans will be developed to assist those people who have limited resources. Through established connections and roots in these communities, OM’s partners are able to assess the long term needs in the area and respond accordingly. This approach enables us to engage deeply with people. 

Join us in extending a helping hand to those in critical need right now. The purchase of food packs, hygiene packs, or a heather with fuel can make an immediate difference in the lives of families during this tragedy.

$725,000 is needed to supply 6,000 families.

Samaritan’s Purse

Samaritan’s Purse is responding to the humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of multiple earthquakes that affected several regions in the Middle East, including Turkey and Syria. Your support enables Samaritan’s Purse to respond in Jesus’ Name by assisting people impacted by the earthquakes.

World Renew

Disaster frequently affects people who are already vulnerable and living in poverty. World Renew exists not only to meet immediate needs, but also to implement a long-term approach that helps prepare families for future disasters.

World Renew is responding to this urgent disaster. We have been working with our local on-ground partner in the region for the last 12 years to provide emergency food, hygiene kits, winter supplies, and other support to refugee and local families. 

Please give today to provide survivors with the emergency supplies they so desperately need.