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Indonesian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Recovery Fund


On Friday September 28, 2018, a devastating earthquake struck Indonesia's central island of Sulawesi followed by a tsunami. Since then, more than 200 aftershocks have been felt following the 7.5 magnitude earthquake. Bright Funds has established the Indonesian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Recovery Fund to support the communities impacted by this disaster. This Fund is comprised of pre-vetted nonprofits providing disaster response in the region. Through a single tax deductible donation to the Fund, you can support multiple organizations’ initiatives to provide short-term and long-term response and recovery. Our Fund approach is informed by expert and local recommendations from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. We have initially selected organizations that are on the ground assisting with immediate relief needs, including rescue efforts and medical assistance. The composition of nonprofits in this Fund is subject to change as we learn more about the needs on the ground.

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Direct Relief

Direct Relief emergency response staff are assessing the operational status of local healthcare providers and their need for external support, and will share additional information as it becomes available. Direct Relief has a long history of responding to emergencies in the region, including the 6.9-magnitude earthquake that rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok on August 5, 2018, as well as a multi-year effort to assist after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

Islamic Relief USA

Islamic Relief Indonesia is on the ground providing vital humanitarian aid. Past Islamic Relief efforts in Indonesia began in 2000; the Jakarta office opened in 2003 to implement and maintain long-term relief and development programs. IRUSA’s previous efforts include comprehensive aid given following the 2004 tsunami that devastated the country. Islamic Relief affiliates continue to work on rehabilitation projects in response to natural disasters that have hit the area.

Save the Children

Save the Children is responding with emergency assistance. Save the Children has worked in Indonesia for more than three decades. They have responded to nearly all of the natural disasters that occurred in the region.

Catholic Relief Services, Inc.

CRS’ local partners Caritas Makassar and Muhammadiyah Disaster Management Center (MDMC) are en route to Donggala and Palu in Sulawesi. Knowing that time is of the essence, their partners are racing to overcome extreme logistical challenges to get to the scene as fast as possible.

Indonesian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Recovery Fund

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