Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund

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Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund

Project Report | Apr 16, 2020
Fostering hope and resilience in Central Sulawesi

By Nicole Gieselman | Marketing + Communication Fellow

Local woman picks up food aid from ACT
Local woman picks up food aid from ACT

Since a series of devastating earthquakes and a tsunami struck Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province on September 28, 2018, our partners have been on the ground supporting survivors. From distributing emergency supplies to offering health care to supporting local journalism, their efforts—and the compassion of nearly 5,000 generous donors like you—have helped thousands of individuals in Central Sulawesi rebuild their homes, their lives, and their communities. 

Now, people in Central Sulawesi and across the globe must face a new challenge: overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic. Although this virus has impacted all of our lives, communities recovering from disasters are especially vulnerable to the novel coronavirus. Thankfully, our locally-led nonprofit partners have already been helping their communities develop the resilience needed to survive this global crisis. 

After successfully building a school that will support the education of more than 100 students, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) has pivoted its efforts to organize a Corona Crisis Center. The organization is providing education about the disease and managing the distribution of free food aid, personal protective equipment for health officers, masks, and hand sanitizer.

Yayasan Usaha Mulia established 50 business groups in Palu, the capital of Central Sulawesi. Representatives from each group had the opportunity to attend training workshops on entrepreneurship, management, and finance. Not only will these skills be invaluable in the face of the economic difficulties COVID-19 presents, but participants also have the foundation they need to build a successful business and support themselves and their families in the future. 

Bali Life Foundation has played a key role in ensuring that individuals in Indonesia have access to clean water and electricity by setting up generators, water tanks, and temporary shelters for schools and communities in the area. This infrastructure is all the more critical as health regulations have become increasingly strict. 

In just two short years, our partners in Indonesia have made incredible progress in supporting and rebuilding their communities. As our team celebrates their successes and  turns our efforts to alleviating the impacts of COVID-19 worldwide, we are now closing the Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami Fund—and we have a favor to ask:

Now more than ever, we need your help to continue fostering resilience around the world. When you give to our Coronavirus Relief Fund, you provide life-saving support for heroic healthcare professionals and the communities and individuals that are most at risk across the globe. 

We can’t thank you enough for choosing to support community-focused, locally led organizations, especially during these challenging times. Together, we can continue to foster hope in the face of any obstacle. 

Stay safe and take care,

Nicole + the GlobalGiving Team

Family receiving support from Bali Life
Family receiving support from Bali Life
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Jul 12, 2019
Building resilience in Central Sulawesi

By Nicole Gieselman | Marketing + Communication Fellow

Apr 13, 2019
Update on recovery efforts in Sulawesi

By Will Frechette | GlobalGiving

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Location: Washington, D.C. - USA
EIN: 30-0108263

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About GlobalGiving’s Disaster Response

When a disaster strikes, recovery efforts led by people who live and work in affected communities are often overlooked and underfunded. GlobalGiving is changing this reality. Since 2004, we've been shifting decision-making power to crises-affected communities through trust-based grantmaking and support.

We make it easy, quick, and safe to support people on the ground who understand needs in their communities better than anyone else.

They were there long before the news cameras arrived, and they’ll be there long after the cameras leave. They know how to make their communities more resilient to future disasters, and they’re already hard at work. GlobalGiving puts donations and grants directly into their hands. Because the status quo—which gives the vast majority of funding to a few large organizations—doesn’t make sense.

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