This fundraising effort was started by the Family Business Network (FBN) to support The Turkey Mozaik Foundation’s Earthquake Emergency Relief Fund.
It is already called one of the biggest disasters of the century… In the early hours of 6 February two 7.8 magnitude earthquakes in less than 10 hours hit the same area causing more than 75.000 buildings to collapse. The death toll from the devastating earthquakes surpassed 40,000 as the rescue efforts continue. The disaster affected 11 cities across 80 kilometers (50 miles) with a population of 13.5 million citizens, including around 2 million Syrian refugees.
Search and rescue efforts are still underway, bolstered by aid groups and countries that have rushed teams to the worst-hit areas, but they are battling grim conditions with street blocks and freezing temperatures. Some cities are completely ruined. Thousands of families are displaced, and are having to survive either by the fires lit on the streets, lucky ones in the tents provided by the authorities and civil initiatives, most without hygienic facilities.
As FBN members, we recognise that people affected in the area will have medium to long-term needs in order to continue living their lives after the disaster. The funds raised will be used in the form of a needs-based grant system to help in the areas of ensuring livelihoods, living standards, education, psychosocial trauma help, health and children's living standards.
We believe with your support we can help these families start building up a new life!
The Family Business Network is the world’s leading organization of business families
Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Lausanne, FBN has the mission to offer business families a safe space to learn from, share with and inspire each other about: how to guide the family involvement in the business; facilitate relationships within the family; raise awareness and importance of the family business models in society.
FBN is a federation of 32 Member Associations spanning 65 countries. The Global network gathers 4,000 business families – encompassing 17,000 individuals of which 6,400 are Next Generation.