A volcano has erupted on the same island in Indonesia where an earthquake and tsunami last week killed at least 1400 people. Gift of the Givers has responded to a call for assistance from the President of Indonesia.
Gift of the Givers search and rescue teams are heading for Indonesia today with highly specialised equipment, accompanied by a select number of medical personnel. A larger medical contingent might follow in a few days depending on the challenges presented by the 7.5 earthquake and resultant tsunami on the island of Sulawesi.
Logistics, diplomacy, procurement of essential supplies including water, food, fuel and medicine, transport, security and detailed updated information is the current priority. Information on the number killed, missing, injured, alive and trapped is difficult to come by with any certainty of accuracy given the inaccessibility of the area. Deployment of experienced teams in the heart of the disaster will yield that information first hand.
Cash contributions to assist the victims of the disaster can be deposited into:
- Gift of the Givers
- Standard Bank
- Account number: 052278611
- Branch code: 057525
Please send deposit slip to firstname.lastname@example.org for acknowledgement.