ACTNews, BOGOR REGENCY – Aksi Cepat Tanggap dispatched 12 food trucks to Lumajang, Monday (12/6/2021) from ACT's Waqf Distribution Center in Gunung Putri, Bogor Regency. The departure of this initial assistance is a tangible form of community support for the survivors of the Semeru eruption.
ACT President Ibnu Khajar explains that the trucks will carry out aids from the community's best alms. ACT, through generous assistance, will assist Mount Semeru survivors until the recovery period.
“This is the initial assistance from Generous Friends who continue to arrive from various regions. ACT branches throughout Indonesia also continue to facilitate philanthropy," explained Ibnu, Monday (12/6/2021).
The assistance includes 50 tons of Waqf Rice, 2000 boxes of Waqf Drinking Water, and 10 tons of frozen chicken meat. Ibnu continues, ACT will continue to provide assistance considering philanthropy continues to flow, and the condition of the survivors is still not back to normal. ACT will dispatch humanitarian aid again on Wednesday and Friday.
These humanitarian trucks will go to the ACT Humanitarian Command Post in Candipuro District, Lumajang. The ACT team will distribute the aid to survivors of the Semeru eruption in various areas. On Saturday night, as a quick response, several ACT humanitarian vehicles had moved to the affected locations, such as Humanity Food Truck, Humanity Food Bus, two Humanity Water Tank, an ambulance with a medical team, and four-wheel-drive vehicles with a rescue team.
“Food is the most urgent need every time a disaster strikes, including for the survivors of the Semeru eruption. Hence, in addition to first aid and medical assistance, we must immediately meet the food needs of survivors,” Ibnu added.
Until now, thousands of people have become survivors of the Semeru eruption. They are scattered in various areas and need various humanitarian assistance. ACT also responded by establishing Humanitarian Command Posts in several locations to provide the best service. Volunteers from several regions assist in the emergency response period till the recovery period.