"AKUT is entirely a voluntary, non-governmental organization involved in searching, assisting and rescuing all who require aid within its authority and means, in mountain or other nature-related accidents, natural disasters and all other emergency conditions by means of trained, disciplined, high-standard personnel and equipment, passing on knowledge to society with no political affiliation."

AKUT USA is coordinating fundraising, donations and special equipment procurement activities for AKUT Search and Rescue Association in Turkey.