A massive earthquake on February 6 devastated 10 provinces in Türkiye and northern Syria. When a natural disaster like this occurs, Ottawa residents want to know how best they can help.
The Turkish Embassy in Canada has requested that monetary donations be directed to the Canadian Red Cross, which is responding in both Türkiye and Syria. The Government of Canada is matching these donations until February 22.
To donate goods, contact the Turkish Association of Canada. Items of greatest need are blankets, winter clothing, boots, tents, flashlights, shoes, sleeping bags, diapers and feminine products. Items can be dropped off at their office:
2212 Gladwin Crescent
We encourage all who can assist in any way to do so.