1st Visit 22 – 24 September 2016
Garut, West Java, Indonesia was hit by flash flood due to river Cimanuk overflow starting from middle of night 20th of September till early morning 21th sep 2016 after hours of heavy rain. Hundreds of houses were debris, it killed 20s and 20s were still reported missing. After reading the news, our SMCHIA disaster relief team from Jakarta immediately went to the site that took 7 hours driving. On 22nd September, we surveyed the site and listed the necessities for the victims were most of them stayed in shelters while some of the family returned to their houses for cleaning.
We bought household goods and other necessities from Jakarta, Bandung and local market, do the packing in overnight. We distributed around 300 relief goods in family packs and 100 baby food packs and 50 sleeping mats. Most of the recipients were in the remote sites which still expecting those necessities.
2nd Visit 4 – 5 October 2016
To fulfill request of many unfortunate students in Garut, West Java who have lost their belongings during the flash flood, our SMCHIA disaster relief team packed 400 school bags plus books and pens. We rushed back again to Garut for a 2-days visit on 4-5 October and distributed the relief packets for students of elementary schools, yunior high schools and senior high schools.
We pray that people of Garut will soon recover and back to their normal life activity. Thanks God.