ACT and 31 Local Communities Unite to Spread the Goodness of Ramadan

This year's Ramadan is special not only because it is a blessed month, but also because it is the second Ramadan in COVID-19 pandemic. Responding to the situation, ACT and various communities in Balikpapan strive to spread assistance to the community.

Iftar meals distribution.
Iftar meals distribution in Balikpapan by ACT volunteers in collaboration with other various communities. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, BALIKPAPAN – The Indonesians have been living in a pandemic for over two years. Since Covid-19 first spread in Indonesia, various sectors have been affected, from transportation, education, to the economy, leading to a major impact on the fulfillment of food needs in the community.

In response to the situation, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) teamed up with various local communities in Balikpapan to act together in spreading kindness to the community. As of Wednesday (04/21/2021), 2,500 iftar meal packages have been distributed in the Balikpapan region, surpassing the target of 2 thousand meal packages.

“I’m so happy that people in Balikpapan positively welcome this humanitarian activity. Inshaa Allah through the smallest act, we can encourage others to do more good,” hoped Alfa from Balikpapan Sijum Community.

The collaboration was performed by ACT East Kalimantan with 31 local communities. Not only distributed iftar meals, but the action also aimed to convey the message of mutual cooperation and strength in dealing with the pandemic in Ramadan.

Abdul Khaidir from ACT East Kalimantan Program team welcomed the collaboration which involved the local communities, especially in the holy month of Ramadan and Covid-19 outbreak.

“ACT East Kalimantan is continuously opening the opportunity for those who want to send their alms. We will distribute the alms to help the beneficiaries in need,” explained Khadir.[]