Donate: Search & Rescue Aid for Türkiye
Late last night (Feb 5th), Southern Turkiye and neighboring Northern Syria was decimated by the worst earthquake Turkiye has seen in over 100 years. With the death toll at 25,000 and climbing, we are reaching out for help to support our homeland in its relief efforts.
UPDATE! With your help we've raised $20,000!!!! THANK YOU!
For those looking for ways to help, we wanted to provide our beloved community with a platform for donations that will be sent directly to two trusted Search & Rescue NGO’S in Turkey; AKUT. Org Search & Rescue Association and Ahbap.org. Both have been vetted so you can be assured your generous donations are reaching those those in immediate need.
If you prefer to donate directly to those charities, we have also provided the links below, however, due to this catastrophe being international, the donation process is based on bank wires which we know can be discouraging to those wanting to provide aid but feel deterred by the time-consuming process. So, we would like to volunteer as the middle man; to collect your donations and wire them through to the charities in larger sums, making the transaction seamless for our gracious community and assuring as much financial support as we can!
The affected area of Antakya, Gaziantep and Southern Turkey is where Oddbird started 7 years ago, in the generationally-owned weaving studios, most of which have been left in rubble after the 7.8 earthquake. We have thankfully been able to reach our weavers and confirm their safety, however, while they may be safe today, they live in fear of an aftershock and will be spending the night in their cars, in below-0 temperatures. Some are still searching for their friends and family in the collapsed buildings and in crowds of mourning survivors.
Any amount that you can spare during this devastating time is truly appreciated. We feel your love and compassion and thank you for your kind prayers in this time.
With the sincerest appreciation,
The Oddbird Family