All of us at Florida have been saddened by news of the terrible earthquake that has struck the eastern province of Van in Turkey. Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute of Turkey has estimated that between 500 and 1,000 people may have perished in the 7.2-magnitude earthquake. (As of Nov. 5, 2011 number of victims are 600, and counting) Our thoughts are with the injured and the families of the victims. We extend our deepest condolences to all families who lost their loved ones.
We would like to convey our sympathy and solidarity by establishing the Van Earthquake Relief Fund at FTAA. 100 % of your contributions will go to AKUT, Kizilay and their grantee partners who are directly involved with Van, to help victims recover from the devastating effects of the earthquake.
Please note that Florida Turkish American Association (FTAA) is a tax-exempt organization described in Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and your gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law.
Donate by check to:
Re: Van Earthquake Relief Fund
3020 NE 32nd Ave. 123Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Please make your checks payable to FTAA and indicate "Van Earthquake Relief Fund" on the check. For additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org