Denomination

Free Church Donates £10,000 to Assist Indonesian Tsunami Survivors

October 5, 2018

The Free Church of Scotland announces a £10,000 donation to help provide assistance to survivors of the Indonesia tsunami.

A powerful earthquake struck Central Sulawesi Province, Indonesia on Friday 28 September, leading to a six-metre-high tsunami hitting the city of Palu. Over 1,300 people are confirmed dead and 200,000 people are in urgent need of clean water, food, medical care and shelter.

The donation will be made to Tearfund from the Free Church’s Disaster and Relief Fund - which congregations are encouraged to top-up.

As the conditions for survivors deteriorate, Tearfund’s network of churches and Christian partners is responding at this crucial time. Churches are distributing drinking water, dry-foods, rice, clothes and baby supplies – others have set up emergency shelters. 

Tearfund’s partners are deploying medical teams to the affected areas – including emergency doctors, nurses, surgeons and midwives. Children separated from their families are particularly vulnerable, and many people are without clean drinking water or electricity. 

Congregations and individuals are encouraged to pray for the people of Central Sulawesi Province, Indonesia, and to donate to the Disaster and Relief Fund, to enable us to continue to respond to such emergencies.

To donate online, please click here.