Indonesia – Sulawesi Tsunami Appeal
- by Amy Touzell
- October 5, 2018
On Friday, the 28th of September a 7.5 magnitude earthquake, 76 aftershocks and a subsequent 3m high tsunami, struck the coast of the province of Central Sulawesi, namely the capital of Palu and the smaller city of Donggala, as well as other coastal settlements. The combination of forces has devastated people, infrastructure and the lanscape, leaving more than 66,200 houses destroyed or damaged and over 70,000 people displaced.
Through our partnership with the Diocese of Singapore’s welfare and development arm Anglican Aid has made an initial commitment of $10,000 AUD in emergency funding with the hope that more will follow as people respond generously to this appeal.
The Anglican Dean of Indonesia, the Rev Dr Timothy Chong will lead the Anglican Church’s relief effort from nearby Manado in North Sulawesi, which was not affected by the Tsunami. Aid will be in the form of providing a safe haven for many who are homeless as well as emergency supplies of food, shelter and clothing.
Rev. David Mansfield, CEO of Anglican Aid says, “I am very conscious that this appeal follows closely behind our current appeal for drought ravaged farmers and the devastating floods in Kerala, India. Donors have responded so wonderfully to the Drought Appeal and we are ever so grateful for that.”
“Our further gratitude if you are able to respond to this current crisis as well.” Mr Mansfield said
Donations to Anglican Aid’s Indonesia Tsunami Appeal can be made online, by phone or mail.
Donations to this appeal are tax-deductible.
The Archbishop of Sydney’s Anglican Aid ABN 28 525 237 517