West Java Earthquake Appeal

By November 25, 2022 November 30th, 2022 Articles, Donations

West Java Earthquake Appeal

The Rahmatan Lil Alamin (Blessings to All) Foundation (RLAF), in collaboration with the Mercy Relief, is organising a collection to support the immediate needs of communities affected by the earthquake in West Java, Indonesia. These needs include food, water, emergency shelter, and hygiene items.

Impact of Earthquake on Affected Communities

On 21 November, a 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck the region of West Java, Indonesia and has caused severe and widespread damage. The earthquake claimed the lives of at least 268 people and left more than 1000 people injured. More than 22,000 houses as well as infrastructure including school, hospital and educational facilities were damaged. Rescue efforts have been hampered by electricity outages and some areas remain isolated due to landslides. To date, 58,000 people have been displaced and more than 2.5 million lives affected. Our hearts go out to the casualties of this humanitarian emergency and their families.

Collection Period

1. For this reason, RLAF is conducting an online collection starting Saturday, 26 November 2022 to Thursday, 15 December 2022 to support the immediate needs of survivors and affected communities.

4. Members of the public can make their donation via the following avenues:

a. PayNow – key in RLAF’s UEN: 200910530ZRLA and indicate ‘West Java Earthquake’ under remarks.

b. Giving.SG campaign at http://giving.sg/rlafoundationsg/westjavaearthquake

c. Interbank transfer via RLAF (Rahmatan lil Alamin Foundation) – transfer to

OCBC Current Account at a/c no: 601313315001; or

d. Issue a cheque payable to ‘RLAF’. State on back of cheque: donor’s name, contact number and indicate ‘West Java Earthquake’. Mail your cheque to RLAF (Masjid Yusof

Ishak, No. 10, Woodlands Drive 17, Singapore 737740) or to MUIS (No. 273 Braddell Road, Singapore 579702).

 

5. In addition, all mosques across Singapore will participate in this special collection through donation boxes starting from Monday, 28 November 2022 to Sunday, 4 December 2022. Members of the community can contribute their donations via these boxes which will be marked ‘West Java Earthquake Appeal’.

6. All collection will be channeled through Mercy Relief which is in contact with their ground partner to deliver aid to affected communities. Please be informed that as per regulations by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) the donations are not tax-deductible as they are for “foreign charitable purposes”.