ACTNews, BALIKPAPAN - The Indonesian community at large have been actively involved to help their brothers and sisters in need. Not only donors, this empathy is also present from volunteer humanitarian truck drivers who drive aid trucks from East Kalimantan residents for flood victims in South Kalimantan.
Rusli, a truck driver who usually delivers basic supplies across provinces in Kalimantan, said that he was proud to be able to deliver aid packages entrusted by the people of East Kalimantan. He was also grateful as an intermediary between the donors and the beneficiaries who are in need. According to him, this was an excellent opportunity for him to get involved in helping others.
"Alhamdulillah, we can contribute to helping our brothers and sisters in South Kalimantan by delivering aid packages to South Kalimantan which have been entrusted by many people. Hopefully, they can get to the destination safely, ”continued Rusli, Friday (1/29/2021).
That day, Rusli delivered about 10 tons of food other basic supplies that had been collected by ACT East Kalimantan to ACT Humanitarian Post in the Barabai, South Kalimantan. The truck that Rusli drove arrived at its destination after a ten-hour journey. Though the truck arrived safely, the severe weather and the damaged roads caused by the flooding have posed a challenge for Rusli.
"Thank you to the donors who have participated in helping our brothers and sisters who were hit by the flooding. We are still opening the chance for anyone to donate. We are inviting as many people of East Kalimantan as possible to continue to support our brothers and sisters in South Kalimantan until the end of the post-disaster recovery period. We hope that they can slowly rebuild their lives,” said Andy Pradipta, ACT East Kalimantan Branch Manager.