Devastation of epic proportions - let's help and donate!

TASSA community is deeply saddened by the news of two massive earthquakes that struck the southeastern region of Türkiye, causing loss of lives and damage on February 6, 2023. We convey our deepest condolence to all victims and their families. Our hearts are aligned with the rescue operations to find the survivors. The earthquakes were of 7.8 and 7.7 magnitude according to the USGS, and have exacted current death toll of 4300, expected to increase substantially.

The large aftershocks and freezing weather conditions are worsening the current situation.TASSA is calling for its members, Turkish Americans, and their friends, to send their donations to support the search, rescue, and recovery operations. The related links for your donations are listed alphabetically but do not comprise an exhaustive list.

AFAD – Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency

AHBAP Platformu

AKUT – Search and Rescue Association

BTF-Bridge to Turkiye Fund
Note: BTF partner for an earthquake is AHBAP


We would also like to inform the official account number, which will be forwarded to the authorized aid agencies in Türkiye. The account number provided by the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C., is given below;


Bank Name: Bank of America
Branch Name: Dupont Circle
Address: 3 Dupont Circle NW, Washington D.C., 20036
Account Name: Embassy of the Republic of Turkey Official Transfer Account
Currency: USD
Account Number: 0019 2343 0455
Routing Number: 054001204
Swift No.: BOFAUS3N

TASSA Executive Committee