Lombok Earthquake Appeal

Update posted by Jodie Epper On Sep 11, 2018

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 many are damaged, what level of damage they have suffered and what support has either arrived or not arrived. This report will be distributed to other organisations and the government agencies that need to be told where help is required.

JMS is also looking at rolling out workshops on how to be a an earthquake survivor and not a earthquake victim.

I was woken up again this morning by an aftershock early this morning 5.4 - went back to sleep........

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Update posted by Jodie Epper On Aug 26, 2018

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 earthquakes on three Sundays. Fingers crossed for today. May all the people on Lombok sleep well tonight xx

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Update posted by Jodie Epper On Aug 22, 2018

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 staff at JMS, personal loss has occurred but the work of rebuilding Lombok and Sumbawa is continuing. JMS has partnered with local buisnesses to deliver water filters to many villages without clean water. Keep up the great work every one. Jodie

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Update posted by Jodie Epper On Aug 20, 2018

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 share this post to others whom want to help out Lombok - thanks Mega and Jodie

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Update posted by Jodie Epper On Aug 14, 2018

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 fears through games and songs and listening to people's stories. As the earthquakes calm down ( just a small one last night) it is important for people to try and start doing some normal activities to increase the healing. Cooking, washing dishes, spending time in the house if you have one and for the children playing games is very healing. Thanks for your donations and will keep posting as progress goes on.

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Update posted by Jodie Epper On Aug 10, 2018

Today the JMS team delivers donations of blankets, food and water to Gelangsar and Bunian. The team are doing a remarkable job.

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Update posted by Jodie Epper On Aug 09, 2018

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 and build our energy. This morning we delivered food tothe villages of Senteluk and Sandik and Penimbung. Thank you for your continued support.


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All of you on Lombok are in my thoughts constantly... I am so sorry this has happened to your communities ❤️ Wishing safety for you all

Meredith Higgins

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Update posted by Jodie Epper On Aug 07, 2018

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 us through this photo. Thank you for the donations rolling in - it is helping a lot.

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Update posted by Jodie Epper On Aug 06, 2018

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 funding to $5000 and extended the timeframe. Updates to come Jodie and Mega.

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Update posted by Jodie Epper On Aug 04, 2018

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 the names and needs of all the families in these villages.

We saw many army personal demolishing the many damaged buildings and many many tarps - temporary structures people are sleeping under. Fresh water, toilets and damaged houses are some main concern of the village. The emotional well being, and recovery from the trauma of the experiences, of the people ,particularly the children are what JMS will focus on next.


A cup of tea was offered when we arrived - hospitality amongst the chaos.

JMS staff observe a collapsed house where a small child was recovered from - she was unhurt.


JMS staff and volunteers sort out the medicine packs.

JMS staff playing with the children and having some fun and laughter amongst the chaos is a welcome relief.

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Marina

Backed with $50.00 On Sep 08, 2018

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Hi Jodie, great to hear you on radio and hear of your current work and fam - i have an 11yo boy and would love to visit / help sometime in the next few years if that's appropriate. Hope the earthquakes and aftershocks are settling down, and that you can all re-establish 'new normal' lives... Thoughts of you all and prayers to all available god/desses x Anna Spinaze, your former student (Intro to Parks Ranging, TAFE ?1997)!

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Hi Jodie, Chris here from 48hourslogo.com. Thank you so much for the awesome job you are doing in order to help the Earthquake victims. Many of 48hourslogo designers are from Indonesia and they pull their money together to make this donation. Again, thank you so much and God bless. -Chris 48hourslogo.com

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