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The Earthquake Relief Fund for Orphans (ERFO) was established in Boston, Massachusetts in 1990 after a massive earthquake resulting in more than 35,000 deaths devastated the Guilan and Zanjan provinces of Iran. ERFO is a non-governmental, non-religious, charitable organization registered in the United States of America and recognized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as a non-profit entity.

ERFO’s primary mission is to aid the children who have become orphans as a direct result of earthquakes, and support them until they reach the legal age of 18 (see our methodology). To date, we have supported nearly 500 children orphaned by earthquakes in Zanjan, Guilan, Ardebil, Quaenat, Birjand, Shahrekord, Qazveen and Hamadan regions of Iran. The majority of these children after reaching the legal age, have married, started small businesses or pursued higher education.

ERFO relies solely on tax-deductible contributions of benevolent individuals and corporations, along with the donated time and efforts of its dedicated officers and volunteers, to conduct its activities. As such, 100% of the donations received by ERFO are distributed to depraved orphans.

On behalf of all the children benefiting from the ERFO’s programs, the Board of Directors extends its deepest gratitude for your contributions. We hope that with your continued support ERFO will be able to reach more Iranian orphans, and help them live better lives.

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