1,000 Heads of Cattle to be Distributed to Communities Affected by the Pandemic in Java, Bali

Global Qurban-ACT prepared 1,000 heads of cattle for communities affected by the pandemic in Java and Bali. Collaborating with several Islamic community organizations, Global Qurban-ACT hopes that the distribution of Qurbani meat can be carried out more evenly to those who need it most.

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Eid al-Adha 2021, ACT and MUI prepare a thousand Qurbani cows for communities affected by the pandemic in Java and Bali. (ACTNews/Muhammad Ubaidillah)

ACTNews, BOGOR – Efforts to strengthen the community amid the implementation of Emergency PPKM in Java and Bali continue to be carried out. Located at Waqf Distribution Center, the distribution of 1,000 cows for communities affected by the pandemic in Java and Bali was initiated, Friday (7/16/2021).

This movement, which was supported by the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) and various community organizations, endeavors to provide the best food aid ahead of the Eid ul-Adha 1442 AH. President of ACT Ibnu Khajar says to meet the food needs of the community, one of the best ways is to perform Qurbani. ACT through Global Qurban endeavors to distribute 1,000 Qurbani cows to communities affected by the pandemic in Java and Bali which has been the most severely affected by the pandemic.

"In the spirit of Indonesia's Solidarity in Emergency to Save the Nation from the Pandemic, apart from a thousand tons of Waqf Rice and 100 thousand boxes of Waqf Drinking Water, we will also distribute 1,000 Qurbani cows ahead of Eid. We carry out the mandate of the benefactors," said Ibnu.

Ibnu explained that this action is proof that qurbani carries both social and spiritual values. Amid this pandemic, Qurbani can be a solution so that people can survive from hunger. The distributed quality meats also support the nutritional needs of the Indonesian people, which is very important during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This year's Eid, Global Qurban-ACT targets 34 provinces in Indonesia and 60 countries around the world to receive meat from the benefactors. Carrying the theme of “Qurbani Without Limit”, Global Qurban-ACT is ready to deliver qurbani meat across the territorial borders to make sure that it will benefit the global community.

The distribution of the Qurbani animals is a part of Free Food Operation that ACT has carried out through Global Wakaf and Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI).

The distribution of Qurbani cows will be carried out more massively by various elements of society, including MUI and other Islamic organizations such as Muhammadiyah, and Nahdlatul Ulama.

Head of Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) Yusnar Yusuf expressed his appreciation for the actions taken by ACT. Yusnar also stated that MUI fully supports this action. Community organizations under the auspices of MUI are also ready to help distribute aid from ACT.

"When our fellow countrymen are hit by the Covid-19 pandemic day by day, there is no other way but to surrender to Allah. As we seek forgiveness from Allah, we must also help our brothers and sisters who are affected. Through this action, people should not be afraid that they will not have any food. ACT will remain upright until the last drop of blood. ACT is here with full sincerity and enthusiasm for the people affected by the pandemic. Insha Allah, the spirit of ACT will also make all elements of society able to move to help others," said Yusnar.

Drs. Noery Ispandji Firman Chairman of Angkatan Muda Siliwangi (AMS) Pusat also expressed his support for ACT's program amid a community emergency.

"ACT's programs are very appropriate because the condition of the people in Java and Bali is getting direr. It has been really an emergency situation. ACT's presence here is useful, right on target, and on time. Alhamdulillah, hopefully, we can withstand the turbulence as a nation. We are under a tremendous pressure right now," he said. []