MOORPARK, Calif. — The past two days have been grueling for Fuat Doymaz and his wife Seher Doymaz as they wait for news from Turkey.

Doymaz is originally from the south of Turkey, an area that has been badly impacted by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake. Much of Doymaz’s sister’s home collapsed.

He’s thinking of returning to the country to help his family who are still in the country. But until then, Doymaz is working to raise funds for the organization, the Turkish Philanthropy Fund which is sending funds to organizations providing support on the ground in Turkey.