ACTNews, PALU, SIGI, DONGGALA – After almost two months after the sorrowful day on Friday (9/18), Palu, Sigi and Donggala are already recovering. As the earthquake-hit areas are slowly being rebuilt, supports from all elements of Indonesian society keeps coming, including from Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI) who donated IDR 1.1 Billion for Central Sulawesi through Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) in early October.
The fundraising was done through a charity concert entitled Indonesia Bersama Palu, Sigi and Donggala. A number of musicians performed in the concert, and RRI branch managers from throughout Indonesia attended the concert. The charity concert was able to raise funds not only from the musicians and the public but also from employees of RRI branches all around the country.
Until now, the fund has been converted into aid packages distributed to disaster-affected areas in Palu, Sigi and Donggala. Through the Humanitarian Ship for Palu, Sigi and Donggala, the aid packages donated by RRI and its crews were delivered to the beneficiaries.
One of the distribution areas was Mbuwu Village, South Banawa Sub-District, Donggala. The aid packages were distributed to 200 households on Tuesday (11/12). Rice, sugar and cooking oil were handed out to fulfill the daily needs of the disaster victims.
Now, during the post-disaster recovery, RRI keeps supporting the disaster victims. Through Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT), RRI contributed in building the Integrated Community Shelters in Duyu Village, Palu. On a field in the village, RRI supports the building of 18 out of the total 96 shelters built by ACT. At the moment, the construction progress has reached 95% and the shelters will be able to be inhabited soon by the earthquake survivors whose houses were destroyed.
The fundraising by RRI and ACT is still open until late December. Insha Allah, the aid will continue being distributed to the disaster-affected people in Central Sulawesi during this post-disaster recovery period.