ACTNews, JAKARTA – The Semeru eruption, which occurred at the beginning of December last year, caused not only grief for the victims but also physical damage to nature, settlements, and public facilities. Thousand of people became homeless because the eruptions destroyed their houses. Apart from that, the Semeru eruption also damaged agricultural land, which became the source of the residents' economy.
To respond to this situation, PT Perusahaan Perdagangan Indonesia (PPI) distributed humanitarian aid to Semeru eruption victims through Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT). On Thursday (12/30/2021), the Corporate Secretary of PT PPI handed over IDR 50 million in humanitarian aid to ACT.
"Aid for victims of the Semeru disaster is a visible manifestation of PT PPI's commitment to assisting victims of natural disasters, which is also one of PT PPI's Social and Environmental Responsibility (TJSL) programs. Furthermore, the assistance is a commitment of PT PPI in implementing the SDGs in the community to assist and improve the welfare of the post-disaster community," explained Noverita Anggraeny, Corporate Secretary of PT PPI.
Aat Soihat, Branch Manager of ACT Central Jakarta, expressed gratitude to PT PPI for its concern for the Semeru eruption victims.
"Today, disaster management in Semeru has moved beyond the emergency response period. ACT, along with benefactors, played a role in post-disaster recovery by meeting the survivors' needs.
"At the moment, disaster management in Semeru has completed the emergency response period. During the post-disaster recovery period, ACT collaborated with benefactors to address ongoing needs, one of which was the integrated community shelter. With the help of PT PPI, hopefully, the recovery will take place as soon as possible," said Aat.