September 25, 2012

Central Sulawesi (Indonesia) earthquake

APPEAL#: 700-D
CWS APPEAL GOAL: $ 131,967
(AMOUNT NEEDED: $31,967)

Situation:

An Aug. 18 earthquake in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province caused severe damage in the Sigi district, affecting the sub-districts of Kulawi, Gumasa and Lindu.  Some 330 houses were totally or severely damaged; 851 sustained moderate damage. Rebuilding lost or damaged shelter remains the top priority in the affected areas, based on recent CWS staff assessments.

CWS response:

CWS is implementing a direct program, with coordination done in concert with beneficiaries, local laborers, government authorities, religious leaders and youth groups. Efforts are focusing on rebuilding homes for 166 families, with construction training sessions planned for local communities. Disaster awareness and management trainings are also planned for this project.

Note:

The United Nations' Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, known as OCHA, is providing $100,000 toward these efforts, but requires the implementing agency to provide the balance of funding required to fulfill the project budget.  That makes it necessary for CWS to seek $31,967 in order than we can proceed with this much-needed recovery project.

How to help:

Contributions to support CWS emergency response efforts around the world may be made online, sent to your denomination, or to Church World Service, P.O. Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515.

Church World Service is a member of the ACT Alliance, a global coalition of churches and agencies engaged in development, humanitarian assistance and advocacy.