Press Clippings

March 7th, 2023

Bridgeview organization sends supplies to Turkey, Syria earthquake victims

Staff and volunteers at Zakat Foundation of America in Bridgeview have been sorting and preparing a shipment of donations to be used by earthquake survivors in Syria and Turkey.

March 3rd, 2023

Bridgeview group helping support Turkey after devastating earthquake

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. — A vast swath of Turkey is growing anxious and desperate as the population deals with the loss of shelter, food and healthcare in the aftermath of this month’s devastating earthquake.

March 3rd, 2023

Here’s how to help: Turkey/Syria quake relief as death toll surpasses 44K

A new 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey’s Hatay province this week, an area that was devastated by massive tremor two weeks ago.

March 3rd, 2023

Another quake strikes Turkey and Syria

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck the Turkey-Syria border region Monday, just weeks after a major quake devastated the same area.

March 3rd, 2023

Turkey & Syria Earthquake Relief Efforts

On Monday, a new earthquake struck southeastern Turkey, near the Syrian border, an area already reeling from 47,000+ deaths and hundreds of thousands homes, buildings, and infrastructure destroyed.

March 3rd, 2023

Sacramento's interfaith community holds benefit concert for Turkey, Syria earthquake victims

Leaders from Sacramento's interfaith community came together to host a special benefit concert for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria. The concert was held at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium Wednesday night.

February 16th, 2023

Local Syracuse Business Pitches in to Help Refugees During Winter Storm Elliot

A paper crafting company local to Syracuse, NY, recently rallied together with Syracuse locals to provide winter supplies to refugees in the face of Winter Storm Elliot during the holidays.

February 16th, 2023

Bay Area relief effort continues for earthquake victims

For Hiba Dahbour, Wednesday's midday lunch break is no break at all. She's one of many people shuttling earthquake relief supplies to a 2,500-square-foot warehouse in North San Jose.

February 15th, 2023

Irvine community collects coats and blankets for victims of earthquake in Turkey and Syria

On Sunday afternoon, a steady stream of vehicles lined up outside Lakeview Senior Center in Irvine, waiting to drop off coats, blankets and other donations for the victims of the earthquake that rocked Turkey & Syria.

February 15th, 2023

Illinois groups launch aid efforts after earthquake in Turkey and Syria

The 21st was joined by a member of a charity organization based in northern Illinois and a journalist who's been following the story.

February 15th, 2023

Ramadan Donation: Significance, Zakat Al Fitr, and Sadaqah

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and charity.

February 14th, 2023

Turkey earthquake becomes personal for Chicago-based executive of Zakat Foundation

As the chief operating officer of the Zakat Foundation of America, Demir, who is Turkish Kurdish American, has more than 10 years of experience helping refugees, including those in Syria, Afghanistan and Sudan.