2023 Disaster Relief - Turkey and Syria Earthquake (US Nonprofits) Fund
On 6 February 2023, a powerful M7.8 earthquake struck Turkey's Gaziantep province near the Syrian border, killing thousands of people and injuring thousands more in Turkey and Syria. There have been multiple strong aftershocks, felt as far away as Lebanon, Cyprus, Iraq and Egypt. One of the strongest quakes to hit the region in more than 100 years, it has caused extensive damage of homes, businesses and infrastructure; the death toll is expected to rise as search and rescue operations continue. Turkey has declared a state of emergency and appealed for international assistance.
Cisco Foundation has launched a Turkey and Syria Earthquake disaster campaign which will support Americares, CARE, International Medical Corps, International Rescue Committee, Islamic Relief USA, Mercy Corps, and World Central Kitchen.
Cisco employee gifts up to $10,000 will be matched and will not count against their annual $25K match allowance.
Note on Tax Deductibility: This fund includes U.S.- based organizations. U.S. employees who make a credit card donation will receive a receipt for tax deductibility for the portion of the donation contributed to these organizations. Employees outside the U.S. will not be able to receive a receipt for tax deductibility for credit card donations to organizations in this fund.