A 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia’s western coastline on September 30 followed by another devastaing earthquaking measuring 6.6 on October 1, resulting in an estimated 1,100 deaths and leaving thousands of victims collapsed under wreckage of demolished buildings. Sadly, the death toll following these destructive events is expected to rise.
Humanity First commits initial $10,000 to support relief efforts.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Today, Humanity First Indonesia has dispatched an Assessment and First Response Team to begin relief efforts, the same team of volunteers who have supported Recovery Phase relief efforts following the Indonesian tsunami in 2004. Humanity First USA has committed to provide an initial $10,000 to support disaster relief efforts and is prepared to provide additional support as necessary.
Humanity First USA is launching an urgent appeal to assist victims of these Indonesian quakes. We call on the international community to respond with the promptness and generosity demanded by the desperate situation in Indonesia, where your funds will provide much-needed relief such as water, food, and shelter.
Please support the efforts of Humanity First by contributing to our disaster relief fund by through our donations page (pay through credit card or PayPal) or mail your checks directly to Humanity First at:
Humanity First is registered in 43 countries across 6 continents, and has been working on human development projects and responding to disasters since 1994. These have included the earthquakes in Turkey, Pakistan, Japan and Iran, floods in Africa and Latin America, hurricanes (Katrina and Rita) , tornado's (Kansas) and wild fires (California) in the USA, Indonesia and Bangladesh, and conflicts in Eastern Europe.
Since its inception and IRS registration in 2004, Humanity First has been focused on spending most of the raised funds on direct program related expenses. As a result, more than 90% of its funds are in that expense category. This is achieved through dedicated volunteers in its management, and program operation teams.