As you are all undoubtedly aware at this point, Turkey suffered a series of severe earthquakes recently and continues to see aftershocks even now. Kartal, who is the CM for the Turkish community, and I have been reaching out to two organizations to try and have Firo added as an option for cryptocurrency donations. Unfortunately, so far, this has proven to be unsuccessful as we haven’t heard back yet. These things take time.
Obviously, people need help now. Therefore, in the interim, Kartal has offered to accept the responsibility of taking on donations of Firo to use to buy needed items. Kartal will be providing invoices for what he buys with donated Firo, photographic evidence of those purchases (items), and will provide videographic/photographic evidence of its use and distribution whenever possible (limited use of such in certain areas as well as needing the permission of people being photographed or recorded) The addresses provided by Kartal will be kept entirely transparent so that everyone can observe for transparency.
Obviously I personally prefer for an organization to handle the donations to avoid any accountability issues but since Kartal is on the ground and able to accept Firo, if community members are okay with it, I have no objections.
Some issues are with smaller items where it may be difficult to get invoices.
The latest aid Kartal picked up with Firo donations. Sorry for the long wait, Kartal is not unaffected by the earthquakes. His house was damaged, his family has been living away from their house, and he has been helping with efforts in Turkey. Because of all of this, Kartal was busy with such personal matters for a while and did as soon as his time was freed up a bit.
In fact, on Kartal’s behalf, I have asked him for a separate receiving address to send him Firo to help him out if you can! After all, he has been providing his time, effort, and using his own resources to make this happen! Anything you can spare for Kartal is much appreciated. The receiving address is: aHhKpFMy1VFNJoovMs2ZbebdhmxzYRFxqR