ACT Distributes Hundreds of Aid Packages to Bolapapu Flood Victims

Hundreds of aid packages were given to the flood victims in Bolapapu on Friday (12/13) afternoon. The aid packages contained prepared meals, mineral water, clothes, and blankets.

ACT Central Sulawesi team delivering the aid packages to the flood-hit neighborhoods. (ACTNews/Chandra)

ACTNews, SIGI – Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) Central Sulawesi distributed hundreds of aid packages to victims of flash flood in Bolapu Village, Kulawi Subdistrict, Sigi Regency, Central Sulawesi, on Friday (12/13) afternoon.

The aid packages contained basic needs such as prepared meals, mineral water, clothes, blankets, and others. The aid was handed over directly to the victims of the flash flood who were cleaning their houses evacuation sites.

Not only to the affected residents, the prepared meals were also given to the military personnel and police officers who helped clearing the debris off the survivors’ houses.

Mustafa from ACT Central Sulawesi program team said that hundreds of aid packages were given by the benefactors. "The assistance that we distributed was donated by the local Central Sulawesi residents, including Palu residents who deliberately donated their best wealth to ACT to help our brothers and sisters in the locations that were hit by the flash flood," Mustafa said.

One of the recipients of the aid that was given by ACT Central Sulawesi team. (ACTNews/Chandra)

Mustafa added that, besides distributing aid, the ACT team has been assigned to help the local residents to clean their homes of the debris and to distribute more assistance.

ACT Central Sulawesi has opened a special post for the Bolapapu flash flood victims located in ACT Central Sulawesi Branch Office on Jalan Basuki Rahmat No 7, North Tatura, South Palu Sub-District, Palu City.

Flash Flood hit Hamlet III Pangana, Bolapapu Village, Kulawi District, Sigi Regency, Central Sulawesi. The flood on Thursday (12/12) at 6:30 p.m. Central Indonesia Standard Time. The flood inundated dozens of houses and claimed two casualties, a father and son aged 50 and 10 respectively. They were asleep when the flood came and did not have time to save themselves until the flood finally carried their bodies.

The survivors now stay in three evacuation sites, the Salvation Army Elementary School, the sub-district office, and the temporary shelter built after the 2018 earthquake. Some also fled to the homes of their relatives []