AU$8,729.00raised of $8,000.00 goal
Early Sunday morning a earthquake hit North East Lombok. It registered 6.4 on the richter scale.Thats big. Many buildings have collapsed and people have died. Please help by donating money that will be spent on water, food, blankets and rebuilding homes and community buildings - like the health clinic that was damaged.
Another bigger earthquake hit on Sunday night, and many more since then. The destruction is mostly in the north, north east and west of Lombok including the famous Gilli Islands. Water, blankets, food, baby needs (like nappies) and first aid items are what is mostly being called for. Jaringan Masyarakat Sipil (JMS) is working with locals from villages most affected and following through on whats needed most. There are many NGO's helping here and we are starting to form partnerships to divide up the work. Thank you for your donations - it is helping. Jodie and Mega
- Jodie Epper
- Campaign Owner
Work continues and so do aftershocks.Update posted by Jodie Epper at 07:30 am
Just a short update - the team at JMS are meeting today to discuss the next steps. Donations and trauma camps are continuing and now we are planning some data collection to ensure our work is strategic. We will collect data on, for example, schools and health clinics and how. . . . .
Sunday - hoping it's quiet... .Update posted by Jodie Epper at 07:22 am
We have reached our target thank yiu so much. We are still accepting donations as we have a huge job ahead of us. As you might be aware the aftershocks still rock the island, but hopefully it will settle. It's Sunday today and so far we have had 3 big
Now Sumbawa.... Please no more earthquakes!Update posted by Jodie Epper at 09:37 am
Its now Eid al Adha, a very special day for Muslims across Indonesia. A difficult one for many people of Lombok and Sumbawa. Mega, our amazing JMS team member has gone back to Sumbawa today - her family home destroyed and no water in her village. As with many other
Sunday NightUpdate posted by Jodie Epper at 02:32 am
Well you probably saw on the news - more earthquakes overnight. When will this end! The people of Lombok are strong and will get through this - but donations of money that will go towards trauma healing workshops to enable people to start rebuilding lives will help a lot. Please
20 villages in 11 days - we need a rest......Update posted by Jodie Epper at 02:56 am
Yesterday the JMS squad had a rest day (well nearly a rest day). Donations of tarps and blankets and water filters have been coming in and they are dealing with the logistics of distribution. Discussions of setting up trauma camps are now in progress, trying to reduce the pent up. . . . .
More villages todayUpdate posted by Jodie Epper at 12:54 pm
Today the JMS team delivers donations of blankets, food and water to Gelangsar and Bunian. The team are doing a remarkable job.
Another earthquakeUpdate posted by Jodie Epper at 06:24 am
I am with the JMS Staff on a beluga in Rembiga, Lombok. We just had another earthquake. It was 6.2 on the official Indonesian earthquake site. Everyone is OK. The accumulative affect of the earthquakes and tremors are showing though. This afternoon we will rest and be together to recoup
Today we travel to the village of Pemenang - near Bangsal Harbour.Update posted by Jodie Epper at 05:16 am
After another night of sleeping outside, the JMS team are off to distribute donations to Pemenang. This village is close to Bangsal Harbour - the gateway to the Gilli Islands and an epicenter of one of last nights earthquakes. JMS has local contacts in this village and they have sent
Another earthquake - bigger that the lastUpdate posted by Jodie Epper at 03:41 am
Last night a massive earthquake hit Lombok again. My village has been badly damaged, many people panicked, tsunami warnings issued and a long night sleeping out. Today, the tremors continue and the the deathtoll reaches 82 and the damage reports are coming in. I have increased the total amount of
Trauma, no water and getting back to a normal life.Update posted by Jodie Epper at 03:05 am
Yesterday we drove a car and a truck up to the villages of Dusun Longken, Desa Sajang and Bira Village to deliver rice, medicine, nappys, clothes, blankets and bedding. The JMS staff are working with two amazing volunteers on the ground Mbak "Titi' Suhada and Mbak Soleha who are recording. . . . .