Supporting Earthquake Emergency Relief Projects
UPDATE, Dec 22nd, 2018: Last week we officially handed over 64 houses to Palu villagers. We will build a total of 220 houses before shifting our efforts to North Lombok, to build a health clinic and houses. There have been other NGOs and countries pouring in support for Palu, Sulawesi, making our shift back to Lombok soon possible. The needs are clearly there, and the good work continues, Today we received further USD 10k.
UPDATE, Dec 4th, 2018: Rotary clubs from other countries have through our club committed USD 10k, 10k and 30k USD to Palu.
On behalf of my Rotary International club, RCBS, and Rotary District 3420, I am engaged as a fundraiser for the Emergency Relief Projects after the many strong earthquakes in 2018.
Do you have CSR funds (Corporate Social Responsibility), to make a genuine impact for these efforts? You can trust Rotary to get more than 90% of invested funds to where it matters, and all Rotary members engaged in our projects do so without any compensation (Vistra Consulting has spent about USD 5,000 of their CSR budget, for travel costs in relation to the Rotary fundraising that I engage in – now yielding results for Indonesia).
The leadership of the Rotary Emergency Relief project highlights the severity of the Palu situation: Palu was hit triple-hard by earthquake, tsunami and the liquefaction of three villages – the ground becoming fluid – swallowing houses, people and livestock. In all, about 5000 people lost their homes. Lombok had half a million houses damaged, and tens of thousands of houses destroyed, where Rotary has had and continue to focus on temporary housing, health and education.
Our projects have already conducted many deliveries in Lombok and Palu, for the latter Indonesia opened to international support. Thus there has been many other international NGOs providing relief in Palu, recently for our project in the form of frequent air freight deliveries of big tents, carpets, medicines, food, home supplies and building materials. Included in that delivery was 1,000 individual survival kits, which contain food, first aid medicine, shirts, towels and toiletries. Seven weeks after the disaster, the situation is far better and people have stopped fleeing the area as was the problem to begin with, as the destruction was so severe. Normal life is slowly returning. Our building of 220 houses is ongoing, and we've recently handed over 64 of them. Construction will end early February.
Go to our Contact page and you will see my direct email address >> Payments go straight to our club, earmarked the Rotary International District D3420 Emergency Relief project. Your support will be documented properly by Rotary International, and your country may offer a tax reduction for your NGO support.
Best, Steinar Almelid