Disaster Relief

Keep a Refugee Warm This Winter : Donate Blankets to Syrian Refugees

More than 2 million Syrians have fled their country, according to the United Nations refugee agency. With nowhere to go and often with just the clothes on their backs. We launched a campaign for Syrian people who are living refugee camps in Turkey. Winter is coming and those people need your help. Ways to contribute: 1. Donate Blankets 2. Donate Money lease bring clean and folded blankets to a donations site or you may donate money to purchase blanket,

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Boston Marathon Tragedy

Three people died in the bombing near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The suspects shot an MIT police officer, on the night of April 18. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Menino and the fund’s administrator Kenneth Feinberg shared details about the One Fund, which was initially launched with a $1 million donation from Boston-based financial services firm John Hancock. Feinberg managed the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Embrace Relief gave

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1001 Kids for Sandy Relief

“1001 Kids for Sandy Relief ” project was initiated by Embrace Relief , Peace Islands Institute, Turkish Cultural Center, Brooklyn Amity School, Pioneer Academy of Science, Putnam Academy of Science and FEBA to encourage our kids to volunteer in disaster areas like Staten Island, NY, Hoboken, NJ and Rockaway NY. 1001 Kids donated money from their savings for Hurricane Sandy. They raised money by setting up bake sales, they served soup to the

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Oklahoma Tornado Victims

Embrace Relief corporately worked with Raindrop Helping Hands to help the tornado victims in Moore OK. A tornado rolled through a suburb of Oklahoma City, destroying everything in its path. The tornado wrecked two schools a medical center, and dozens of neighborhoods. 24 people were killed including 9 children, and hundreds were injured. Many were left without food, water, and shelter. Embrace Relief distributed water, diapers, clothes for babies,

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Hurricane Sandy Relief Works

Embrace Relief VOLUNTEERS HELPED RESIDENTS IN LOWER EAST SIDE MANHATTAN. Lower East Side was one of the neighborhoods that was most affected by Hurricane Sandy on Monday October 29, 2012. Especially the elderly and handicapped suffered by the loss of power, telephone and other essential services. The Embrace Relief and GOLES (Good Old Lower East Side) Committee were among the first to reach out to the residents, providing food, clothing, water and

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Dormitory Van , Turkey

After the earthquake of 7.2 magnitude more than 600 people died and many were injured. Many buildings collapsed and most were damaged. Embrace Relief sent food, blankets and clothes to be distributed at Van. Many were left homeless, so Embrace Relief set up tents to provide temporary housing for the victims. Embrace Relief responds quickly to disasters but also focuses on long term solutions to the problems that these disasters cause, therefore Embrace Relief

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Earthquake in Van, Turkey

Embrace Relief  immediately started a campaign to help victims of earthquake in Van, Turkey The Turkish-American community feels sad about the strong earthquake which struck eastern Turkey with a 7.2 magnitude on Sunday, October 23rd. Officials say the death toll in the powerful earthquake that hit eastern Turkey is 604 and as many people are still missing also 2,262 buildings have collapsed in Sunday’s 7.2-magnitude quake. Embrace Relief  distributed

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Earthquake in Haiti

Embrace Relief distributes hot meals in Haiti after the earthquake. Embrace Relief sent 119 volunteers to help the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Embrace Relief was the first organization to distribute food after the earthquake. Volunteers distributed hot meals to 1000 people each day for 30 days. Because of the earthquake many people were left homeless. Embrace Relief distributed tents, blankets and clothes. 15 doctors attended this vital campaign

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Tsunami In Japan

Embrace Relief in collaboration with Turkish Cultural Center New York (TCCNY) raised an aid of $30,000 for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan through donations of the Turkish community in the US. Members of involved associations visited Hon. Shigeyuki Hiroki, the Consul General of Japan in New York. Nevzat Yılmaz from Embrace Relief presented the collected sum to the Japanese official to show goodwill of the Turkish-American community

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Forest Fire In Israil

Embrace Relief & the Turkish Cultural Center of New York made a generous donation to Jewish National Fund’s (JNF) Operation Carmel Renewal campaign to rehabilitate the Carmel Forest following the tragic December fire, Nezvat Yilmaz, President of Embrace Relief, Mehmet Kilic, Executive Director and Vice President of Turkish Cultural Center NY, presented JNF CEO Russell Robinson a check for $10,000 to go towards rehabilitation efforts. Russell

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