ACTNews, JAKARTA – To increase the distribution of Free Food Operations, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) has also collaborated with various elements of society. On Thursday (7/15/2021), ACT visited the Marine Corps Headquarters in Central Jakarta to collaborate in distributing Waqf Rice to residents affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
ACT President Ibnu Khajar said that he received news that many people around the Marine Corps Headquarters needed food assistance during the implementation of the Java-Bali Emergency Public Activity Restriction Enforcement (PPKM) by the government. For that, ACT handed over a total of five thousand kilograms of rice and 250 boxes of Waqf Drinking Water to the Marine Corps. Later, they will distribute it to people in need.
“We have cooperated with the marine corps several times. In the spirit of ‘Solidarity in Emergency, Save the Nation From the Pandemic’, we want activity restrictions to not reduce our togetherness. As children of the nation, we still have to care and share.
Through Free Food Operation program that we promote, we will distribute a total of one thousand tons of Waqf Rice, one thousand boxes of Waqf Drinking Water, and one thousand Qurbani cows to communities affected by the pandemic," said Ibnu after meeting with the Marine Corps in Central Jakarta, Thursday (7/15/2021).
Ibnu added, there is a possibility that the emergency PPKM will be extended. Thus, he emphasized that ACT will always help the community and increase the amount of given assistance. "ACT invites all elements of society to strengthen fellow countrymen in this difficult time. Insha Allah, Allah will make it easy," said Ibnu.
Deputy Commander of the Marine Corps, Brigadier General Marines Endi Supardi said that his party was very grateful for ACT's assistance. Endi also hopes that the collaboration with ACT can continue to help people in need.
"Hopefully, this action can directly benefit the community, especially the people who are within the vicinity of the Marine Corps Command Headquarters. Usually, we help the community outside the marine corps headquarters. Insha Allah, today and in the next two or three days, people around the headquarters can enjoy Waqf Rice and Waqf Drinking Water," explained Endi.