A More Festive Welcome Ahead of Ramadan

Ramadan is approaching, and the excitement of welcoming this holy month is still happening in many areas. ACT in Kediri provided free food, and ACT Cimahi held a blood donation activity.

Food aid distribution
Food aid distribution in Kediri. (ACTNews)

ACTNews,  KEDIRI AND CIMAHI – Ramadan will be here in a few days. The joy of welcoming this holy month is felt and expanded even more. Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT), which has branches in various cities, also contributed generously to the celebration.

As in Kediri, a Free Food Operation was held at the Fish Seed Hall in Pare Village in collaboration with ADM, a company that focuses on global nutrition and food advancement, on Wednesday (3/23/2022). The team distributed a total of 100 food packages to residents in need. The package contained 10 kilograms of rice, 1 kilogram of sugar, 2 liters of cooking oil, and other staple food.

Yusuf Hendra, the Director of the Kediri Fish Seed Center, welcomed Free Food Operation. For Yusuf, this food aid comes at an opportune time because food prices are currently skyrocketing.

"Hopefully, this assistance will be of great benefit to the residents here, especially as the holy month of Ramadan approaches," Yusuf said.

ACT Cimahi also celebrated welcoming Ramadan. Unlike in Kediri, ACT held blood donations and free medical check-ups in Cimahi with the help of volunteers from Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia and the Indonesian Red Cross. On Thursday (3/24/2022), this activity took place in the courtyard of the ACT Cimahi Office, Jalan Pesantren-Cibabat, Cimahi City.

Doctor Wahyu from PMI (Indonesian Red Cross) praised the blood donation activity in Cimahi as well. He also thanked everyone who was involved. The reason is the blood supply can be maintained through the donors.

"The number of donors is greatly reduced during the Covid-19 pandemic," he said.

According to Sopian, Branch Manager of ACT Cimahi, many parties supported this blood donation, including PMI, Cimahi City BPBD, Gomuda, Kedai Leletori, Lifefortoday, and all benefactors who donated blood.

"This blood is critical to ensuring its supply. Hopefully, we can do our best for all of us," Sopian said. []