On 28. September 2018, the island of Sulawesi was struck by an earthquake followed by a tsunami, which brought massive devastation to the Donggala District. Two months down the line, the victims of the disaster are still very dependent of the help they receive from international aid agencies as they await the possibility of returning to their homes.
Helping is complicated
A couple of days after the disaster, the Poul Due Jensen Foundation/Grundfos Foundation was able to commit 2 million DKK to the relief work , enabling Water Mission to help out with emergency water supplies in the disaster-stricken area.
Water Mission’s Emergency Response Coordinator, Craig Williams, flew in to assess the situation and establish contacts with authorities and other NGOs:
The first days of a response are complicated. So many moving parts constantly changing as new information becomes available and new partnership opportunities present themselves. Indonesia response settling and building full momentum now. @water_mission @PDJF_dk @ADRAIntl https://t.co/6RZIQjo0k2
— Craig Williams (@CraigTSWilliams) October 31, 2018
Free lecture at Grundfos
You can meet Craig Williams and hear his personal story from the relief work in Indonesia. Craig visits Grundfos on 19 December and will give a lecture in the Grundfos Center Auditoriumfrom 4PM to 5PM. The Foundation will offer a refreshment to the guests.
- The lecture is free and open to everyone, but online registration is mandatory before December 12
- The lecture is in English
Great to see @water_mission @waha_mitra rolling out safe drinking water into the disaster zone. In 6 weeks we have moved from uncertainty of logistics, building makeshift operations base to now bring communities online whilst moving 2 mobile treatment units through the area. https://t.co/fBGgVSi1Qk
— Craig Williams (@CraigTSWilliams) November 21, 2018
The Poul Due Jensen Foundation keeps an annual reserve for disaster relief of 2 m DKK.
More about PDJF disaster relief.