This blog is usually not about fundraising for a specific initiative. But given the situation in Indonesia, where the May 27 earthquake has faded from the headlines, I am going to bend that rule.
The good news is that there are some absolutely outstanding groups working at the village level to help people recover. The bad news is that not enough money has been getting to them.
As you may know:
- Over 360,000 homes were damaged; at least half of these were destroyed completely.
- As many as 1.5 million people are living in tents and shelters made from debris.
- The health system is under enormous strain.
One of the most valuable members of the GlobalGiving community has come forward to say she will match the first $5,000 that come through in the next few days.
To give or to see what the options are, go here.