Early in the morning on May 27, 2006, a 6.2 earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Java, flattening buildings in the densely populated area south of the city of Yogyakarta, killing thousands and leaving many more homeless and vulnerable to disease. WorldVenture offices in the area and two key churches were severely damaged.. WorldVenture was able to respond almost immediately, releasing $10,000 in emergency funds to buy and distribute rice, instant noodles, sardines, biscuits and milk, as well as distributing water purification units and plastic sheeting for shelter. Medical personnel associated with WorldVenture are also in the area of assist, as the hospitals are overflowing with patients. Short-term workers from partnering churches are also assisting. In addition to thousands in immediate relief sent by WorldVenture, we have set a goal to raise $50,000 for strategic compassion projects. Your donation today to this urgent need will be a great encouragement to the people of Indonesia and those who are actively ministering to them at this time.
Good Samaritan – Yogyakarta Earthquake