ACTNews, PANDEGLANG - A hurricane hit Leuwihoe Village of Sindangresmi District, Pandeglang, earlier this month, resulting in 137 damaged houses. There were no reports of fatalities, but one was injured by the collapsing house.
Responding to this disaster, Global Qurban Aqiqah served Aqiqah dishes in this area on Sunday (10/18). The aqiqah dish distribution benefitted 76 families affected by the hurricane.
"The locals highly appreciated the distribution of the aqiqah dishes," said Sukma Jayalaksana of Global Qurban - ACT Banten.
The processing of the meat took place in the soup kitchen established for the disaster victims, located at one of the locals’ houses. With the assistance of the locals, Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) volunteers cooked the meat into several dishes.
"Thank you for the Aqiqah meals," said Satana, Head of Neighborhood Association in Leuwihoe Village, Sunday (10/18).
The hurricane that hit Sindangresmi District happened on Thursday (10/1) at 2:30 p.m. The residential areas were damaged, and some of the houses were damaged by uprooted trees. Republika reported, Head of BPBD Banten, Nana Suryana, asked residents to remain vigilant against the upcoming floods, landslides, and tornadoes as several parts of Indonesia have entered the rainy season in October.
ACT and Global Qurban take part in assisting disaster-hit communities by providing food, including through Global Qurban Aqiqah program through which people can distribute their aqiqah to the needy at home and abroad. Sukma added that all they need is to visit Indonesia Dermawan website and follow the instructions to perform aqiqah through Global Qurban Aqiqah.
"Global Qurban and ACT have made it easy for people to perform their aqiqah," said Sukma.