Due to the growing number of aid organisations and campaigns requiring support for the recent and widespread earthquake devastation in Lombok and the Gili Islands, the following overview was created to streamline the process of choosing a reputable and trustworthy organisation making it more likely the right support and donations will reach those who need it most. The purpose is to centralise the information regarding the ways one can help because currently information is scattered and confusing, and to organise it in such a way that you can make an informed decision. We are not endorsing particular organisations, nor are we liable for their actions – good or bad!
Update 8/8/18 7pm – The situation on the ground is quite hectic. Government boots finally landed today, a welcome reprieve for current organisations and victims who, for the past 3 days bravely faced the terrible and heartbreaking situation together. Assistance was provided as best possible to the thousands of victims with limited resources, no electricity or wifi and distribution of survival basics like shelter, water, food, medical and SO MUCH MORE was a desperate, sleep-deprived, indescribable effort. The government should have been clapping the moment they landed. The area has yet to be declared a natural disaster which means Lombok is not receiving international aid….and is dependent on other forms of support.
The situation is much more dire than we have been led to believe with thousands of people homeless and displaced, the death toll continues to rise along with the number of orphaned children, easily in the hundreds. If you want to help and make an impact, read on.
All organisations and campaigns were sourced using local Facebook Community Groups such as Canggu Community, Bali Expats, Lombok Community etc… and then categorised under the following headings:
- Lombok-Based Charities and NGOs
- Indonesian Charities and NGOs
- Crowdfunding Campaigns to support NGOs/Charities/Local Causes
How you can help:
- Donate money – (choose an organisation from the list below)
- Donate goods and supplies to confirmed drop off stations – (check the section for Goods Donations -and try to donate the day before the deadline)
- Send a care package FOR FREE to Lombok: PT Pos Indonesia opened free shipping for victims of the Lombok disaster (See instructions Below)
- Attend one of the many fundraisers scheduled – (check the section on fundraisers)
- Volunteer – Please note, those experienced with disaster relief suggest people stay away and allow experienced responders to arrive first and assess. When there are limited resources and no infrastructure, extra manpower is a detriment to the victims.
The most effective form of donation if you want to help is giving money because it’s the fuel that drives the engine; specifically, teams on the ground can execute faster and more accurately. Another option is to mix it up, such as attend a local evening fundraiser with friends, make a donation to an organisation, and make some space by donating stuff you don’t use – this can be a much more impactful and rewarding experience.
Choosing your organization
Knowing which campaign or organization to choose as the bridge can be a difficult decision especially when you’re short on time and people are desperate for aid.
Note about crowdfunding campaigns like GoFundme: Charity Navigator recommends donating to online fundraisers created by individuals with one degree of separation, unless the fundraiser was created by a registered public 501(c)(3) organization.
Some things to bear in mind when selecting an organisation for donation:
- Location – where are they based? How big and badly damaged is the area that they are trying help and are they alone in their efforts? The North of Lombok has been the hardest hit.
- Are they addressing short, medium or long term objectives? The distribution of basic necessities is crucial at this point but in 2 or 3 weeks time, funds are needed to rebuild because so many are homeless.
- What percentage reaches the people who need it? Gofundme’s are taxed by 30%
- Are they fluent in Bahasa Indonesia? Are they familiar with the culture?
- Have they made an accurate cost assessment and provided a budget?
- Have they made an accurate assessment of the situation and needs and communicated this (including medical and training)? How do they plan to respond to the assessment?
- Are they providing a consistent method of communication, updating regularly what is happening on the ground?
- How experienced are they with responding to natural disasters? How long have they been operating?
- Have they mobilised local volunteers and how?
- How caring and compassionate are their updates?
- Do they have a good network of contacts including government?
- What kind of skills does their team have?
- Are they working or partnering with other organisations, especially local organisations?
- How transparent are they about what they are using the funds for? Some provide shopping lists.
- Do they have an existing budget or are they entirely reliant on donations? Have they raised funds before? If so, do they provide a record?
- Are they organised and able to project manage?
- How do they support trauma victims?
A list of NGOs providing aid
LOMBOK BASED CHARITIES AND NGOS PROVIDING AID AND ACCEPTING DONATIONS
(PLEASE NOTE — two asterisks (**) indicates previous experience with natural disasters and one (^) indicates they are on site in Lombok)
Pituq Community Foundation**^ — is a non-profit charity located in North Lombok which helps less fortunate people to better their lives through sustainable methods such as education, by creating jobs, building houses and by providing the basic daily needs for those who most need it. They have done amazing work the last few years and know how to reach the people who need it most in the forgotten places. Currently they are desperate for funds to distribute basic necessities and rebuild for the victims in their region. Updates available on FB page
Donate through: https://www.facebook.com/pituqcofoundation/ | Website: www.pituq.com
Lombok Forgotten Children and Endris Yayasan**^ — Lombok Forgotten Children foundation homebase is located at the epicentre of where the earthquakes struck, making this mission a high priority. They have 50 to 100 active LFC EF volunteers and serve North Lombok. Endri knows every village, village leader, govt leaders etc…which helps to coordinate the team quickly and effectively – especially in the places that need it most. Endri is also Red Cross (Red Crescent) CEO for North Lombok Region so they are able to meet the needs across both effectively and they have a long term distribution plan for the funds.
JMS for Lombok (Jaringan Masyarakat Sipil)**^ — an NGO on ground delivering aid. Jaringan Masyarakat Sipil (JMS) is working with locals from villages most affected and assessing what is needed and providing support in the form of water, blankets, food, baby needs (like nappies) and first aid items. There are many NGO’s helping here and they are forming partnerships to divide up the work. They are covering West Lombok, East Lombok, Central Lombok and North Lombok.
Crowdfunding page: https://gogetfunding.com/JMSforLombok/
Harupan Baru Lombok Foundation**^ — Currently this charity’s efforts are helping to mobilise and coordinate logistics for a large area; they have created 8 regions based on the villages in the region and there are more than 50 camps in their region. They are organised and able to accurately assess and meet the needs of the people in their reach. They helped with the earthquake in North East Lombok at the end of July. Now their efforts are directed in the Medas Pintu district, close to their base in Mataram, West Lombok and it is thought that no organizations help them yet. Their primary purpose prior to earthquake disaster is to empower the poor and disabled on Lombok through job and life skill training.
The update of their work is on FB: https://www.facebook.com/harapanbarulombok/ | Website: http://www.harapan-baru.com/about-us/
For European donations, especially Holland, transfers made to:
Name: Stichting Harapan Baru Aalten Nederland
IBAN: NL49RABO 0310390249
Please add the following note: support lombok earthquake.
And for Indonesia account:
Name: Yayasan Harapan Baru Lombok Indonesia
Bank name: Mandiri
Account number: 161-000359369-1
LombokCare Foundation^ — is a charity based in the North West of Lombok and provides rehabilitation and education for children with physical and multiple disabilities. LombokCare have mobilised their staff and are raising funds to provide aid for the victims in the Kerandangan area. Current activities related to earthquake aid: supplying meals for about 1,000 people living in shelters, making assessments and surveys of those in need of rehabilitation, purchasing supplies to meet the basic needs of several villages.
For a full update check FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Lombokcare/ | Website: http://www.lombokcare.com/
Kasteel Heysterumstraat 52
6043 HP Roermond, The Netherlands
Bank: ABN AMRO
IBAN (International Bank Account Number): NL 06 ABNA 061 19 17 483
BIC/SWIFT code: ABNANL2A
Cats of Gili^ — is a non-profit animal welfare project supporting cats across the Gili Islands. As most people have left the island, there will be nobody to feed them. Susana, the cat heroine will stay on the island to help.
Donate here: https://www.catsofgili.com/ | FB Page:https://www.facebook.com/CatsOfGili/?ref=gs&fref=gs&dti=114762308694015&hc_location=grou
Gili Eco Trust^ — is an NGO with a focus on environmental conservation restoring coral reefs around the Gilis. They are based on Gili Trawangan and the funds are being used to support those in need, particularly providing medical aid and rebuilding damaged buildings as well as care of the animals on the island (horses, cats, cows and goats).
Paypal account donation: https://www.facebook.com/Giliecotrust/?ref=gs&fref=gs&dti=114762308694015&hc_location=group | Website: http://giliecotrust.com/
INDONESIAN NGO’S AND CHARITIES PROVIDING AID AND ACCEPTING DONATIONS
Bumi Sehat**^ — is an experienced local non-profit providing medical supplies and support for the injured in North Lombok. They are on the ground and need assistance via cash donation online and donated medical supply at drop off points. Collecting: Funds, Tarps, water filters, solar lights, medicine & food
Donate via paypal FB page: https://www.facebook.com/bumisehat/ | Website: www.bumisehat.org
Rotary Club Bali**^ – are currently on the ground in Lombok assessing the situation and have set up a camp in Mataram, North Lombok. Five Rotarians from Bali have been working together with five from Jakarta and ten from Lombok. This team of Rotarians are coordinating with local police to assess urgent needs, particularly for those areas that have yet to receive assistance from the government’s ongoing efforts. A financial donations through the Rotary Disaster Relief will go to the victims and as the volunteers are all self-funded.
Financial donations can also be made through the Yayasan Rotary Klub Bali, Kuta and BCA Bank:
Bank Central Asia
Account No,: 6485399996
Account Name: Yayasan Rotary Klub Bali Kuta
Swift code: CENAIDJA
Kopernik Solutions**^ — is a non-profit organization headquartered in Indonesia that distributes low-cost technologies to recipients in less-developed countries using crowdfunding. Highly effective in disaster situations, Kopernik is raising funds to set up temporary shelters for those evacuated and homeless from the earthquake. The aim is to distribute 500 Shelter Kits to two villages in East Lombok (Sembalun Lawang and Sembalun Bumbung – around 20k population). Kopernik Solutions provides a sub-grant to a trusted partner organisation for implementation.
I.am.angel. Foundation**^ — has worked previously with natural disaster victims, specifically refugees from the Mt Agung recent evacuation efforts. Currently on the ground distributing resources in the North of Lombok. The i.am.angel foundation, founded by musician will.i.am, administers charitable activities and programs targeted towards providing college scholarships, college preparation, and many others.
Donate here: https://secure.donationpay.org/iamangelfoundation/ | website: http://iamangelfoundation.org/
IDEP Foundation**^ — is an experienced non profit that has been assisting on disaster emergency response since the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia. IDEP will assist 3 evacuation posts in North Lombok by distributing Family Buckets for each family in the evacuation camp. The Family Bucket is a system used by IDEP in emergency response because each bucket can sustain a family for 2 weeks with the basics.
Donate here: https://fundrazr.com/LombokEarthquake?ref=ab_8EqVAnjxObe8EqVAnjxOb
Indonesian Red Cross (PMI)**^ – is on the ground building shelters, providing medical supplies, distributing blankets, clothing, first aid, and bringing much needed disaster experience to the front line.
Mandiri Bank – Account number: 070-00-0011601-7 on behalf of Palang Merah Indonesia
BCA Bank – Account number: 206-300668-8 on behalf of Kantor Pusat PMI
BRI Bank – Account number: 0390-01-000030-30-3 on behalf of Palang Merah Indonesia
For more information regarding this donation, you can contact the Indonesian Red Cross’ fundraising division at +6221-799-2325 Ext.2 or email email@example.com.
Project Karma & Yayasan Team Action Amed**^ – Project Karma is a registered charity with the Australian Charity and Not-for- Profits Commission (ACNC). Project Karma’s focus is to combat child sex exploitation. Currently they are on the ground in Lombok and working in conjunction with Yayasan Team Action Amed (bali based) to provide supplies and help the people in North Lombok with food, water and clothing. Team Action Amed was formed in September 2017 to assist evacuees that relocated from the red zone due to the impending eruption of Mt Agung.
Facebook: Yayasan Team Action Amed | https://www.facebook.com/project.karma.indonesia/ Donate here: https://www.mycause.com.au/page/182867/helping-lombok (Please mark donations for Lombok Appeal)
Donations Paypal- firstname.lastname@example.org
Bali bank account- BNI Michele P Barratt 0419249656
Australian bank account CBA Michele P Barratt – BSB 062287 A/c 10287860
Agung Siaga Charity**^ — was originally formed in 2017 to assist evacuees displaced by the ongoing volcanic activity of Mt Agung, Bali. They have partnered with local charities (Mentigi Bay Relief Effort) to provide relief for 1000 local villagers in Mentigi (North Lombok) whose 800 homes have all been flattened. Their team is on the ground, providing aid and distributing clean food & water, earthquake-resistant shelters, post-trauma workshops. They require funding to build sustainable living conditions such as toilets, showers, kitchens and shelters. Food and water needs are met but not using sustainable methods.
Donate here: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=agung%20siaga%20relief%20charity | Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/agungsiaga.ubud/
Please make a cash donation through the website above. They accept PayPal or direct wire transfer to their Indonesian bank account. All details are on the website.
Local Indonesian bank accounts:
Florie Gabrielle SimoneValensi
BANK BCA UBUD
Accounting no: 1350391866
Indonesia Aid** — is collecting supplies and cash donations to be distributed to those who need it in Lombok.
Link to donate and a full list of goods for distribution: https://indonesiaaid.org/lombok-earth-quake-supply/
Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT)** – a large Indonesian charity providing aid for humanitarian issues all over Indonesia and the world.
BNI Syariah Bank – Account number: 66-00000-506 on behalf of Aksi Cepat Tanggap
Mandiri Bank – Account number: 127-000-7581-828 on behalf of Aksi Cepat Tanggap
A careline has also been set up at 021-2940-6565 for further help and information. Further information can also be reached via sms through phone number +62853-3000-6000 or WhatsApp number +62821-1711-8110. Visit ACT’s official website act.id for more information.
Dompet Dhuafa Republika**^ — Donations to Dompet Dhuafa Republika are being used to rebuild houses for the victims of the Lombok earthquake.
Set up as “Bale (rumah) Untuk Lombok: Pulau Seribu Masjid”, support will reach the victims by donating to the following:
BNI Syariah Bank – Account number: 340-350-666-5 on behalf of Yayasan Dompet Dhuafa Republika
BCA Bank – Account number: 237-304-7171 on behalf of Yayasan Dompet Dhuafa Republika
Mandiri Bank – Account number: 101-000-647-5733 on behalf of Yayasan Dompet Dhuafa Republika
Further information regarding the donations can be accessed through its official website dompetdhuafa.org.
CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGNS PROVIDING AID AND ACCEPTING DONATION
Help Lombok Communities^ — Gofundme initiative to assist Mentigi Bay Relief Effort and Agung Siaga Charity, a camp of 200+ people in Mentigi Bay, South Lombok. There are reports to say that significantly more than 200 people are currently in the camp.
Relief for Families in Lombok^ — A campaign to help poor coastal villages of Setangi and Lendang Luar in North West Lombok to rebuild and repair damage to homes because most have been flattened, and with the day-to-day support for their families during this time of critical need. Read the story and donate through:
Bantu Korban Bencana Gempa Lombok – A successful campaign from the looks of it. Not much information regarding how the funds are being used etc but there have been a 100 shares thus far and 2 days left.
Help the Lombok Earthquake Victims^ — A campaign to raise money for distribution of basic supplies water, food, medical supplies, blankets and clothing for those living in the emergency shelters that have been erected. The money collected will be used to support those most in need over a 6 month period. 12 deliveries of aid, 2 weeks apart, to the families of North and East Lombok that are rebuilding their lives.
Posko gempa Lombok Bisa**^ — is relief organisation set up by the Lombok Canyoning Team to help the people affected by the disaster in North Lombok. They mobilised quickly, setting up logistics and distributing supplies and giving medical assistance. They are desperate for more continued financial support.
Please donate using paypal link to FB page and follow updates: https://www.facebook.com/poskolombokbisa/
Earthquake Relief for Lombok — A GoFundMe supporting operations on the ground.
ALL funds are donated to the following organisations already on the ground: Endri’s Foundation, Yayasan Team Action Amed/ Yayasan Project Karma and organisations in the Gilis (organisations in the Gilis will be updated once power is restored and we are able to get proper funding channels in place)
Lombok Strong — a trauma nurse and a Dr (PhD), both experienced in disaster relief set up this gofundme because they were the first to arrive at a local village in the north. They are partnering with a local disaster relief team, Berugak Lombok. They have been working with local officials to deliver food, water and shelter to those affected by the earthquake. They have short and long term objectives.
DRIVE & DROP DETAILS FOR DONATING GOODS
(clearly mark items if they are for a particular cause/organisation, bring the items in cartons if possible)
URGENT ITEMS: Tents, tarps, baby formula, warm clothes, warm blankets, rice and other dry foods, water filters or sterilising tablets (hard to find in Lombok and so much more useful than taking fresh water – it can make their abundant well water drinkable), medicine and medical supplies (non-penicillin antibiotics if possible), sleeping bags, torches, lanterns, headlamps (pref solar or rechargeable or bring batteries), Walkie Talkie sets, rope
SECONDARY ITEMS: all baby items, solar panel power banks, socks, sanitary towels, diapers, power banks or phone chargers (there is no electricity in Gili and many in Lombok are financially disadvantaged) and fuel. What would you need if you were homeless and facing the prospect of a temporary shelter for the next few months, in the rain?
CURRENT VENUES FOR DROP OFF:
- Luxe Hair, Jalan Legian between Padma and Melasti Streets. Open 9-5PM
- Bali Brides, Jalan Mertanadi 12, at the Sunset road traffic lights. Open 10-5
- F45 gym Batu belig
- The Orchard Bar & Restaurant is collecting rice, blankets old clothes. etc etc, A truck will leave from there on Friday
- WARUNG UMI, Jl Sunset rd next to KZU restaurant.
- Duck Inn Sanur, Jalan Pasar Sindhu Gang 4 No.4, Sanur, Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80228 (Phone: 0878-6098-0645)
- Cafe Smorgas Bali
- Madison Bree Sanur private home, Jalan hang tua gang mawar no 3
- Bali Party Shop: Jl. Pantai Berawa no 54A. Beside JFC.Berawa Canggu
- Desa Seni yoga resort
- @Samadi Bali
- Batu bolong
- @Luigi’s Hot Pizza Bali
- Babakan Canggu area
- @4gadis guest house
- Canggu short cut venue
- Oasis Yoga Center Canggu
- @GEO Coffee Bali, Coffee Shop & Roastery House Bali
- @Bali Fitness Village
- Bukit uluwatu and others
- @rolling forks – Padang Padang
Please mark all items for Mentigi Bay. We now have a field team on the ground and know what is urgently needed.
- Lighting (it’s pitch black and dangerous at night)- torches, lanterns, headlamps (pref solar or rechargeable). If not, please include batteries.
- Communications- power banks, multi chargers (when there is any electricity, sockets are few). Walkie Talkie sets
- Warmth- clean blankets, tarps, rope
- Water filters/sterilising tabs
We have established a South Bali drop-off point at Blue Water Cruises. Jl.Dewi sri 4 Pertokoan Suryamas No.7, Legian, Contact person: Fajar +6285737635796
Elite Havens Drive
Here is a list of items that are desperately needed:
- For shelter: Tarpaulins and rope, tents (we are using our villas and grounds for shelter too).
- For sleeping: Camp beds, yoga mats, sheets and blankets.
- Consumables: Water gallons, non perishable food items (canned food, dry noodles etc.).
- Medical: Any medical supplies welcome, especially for wound cleaning and dressing, and for pain relief.
- Electrical items: Solar powered torches, battery powered torches plus batteries, portable USB chargers and charging cables for devices (many people have lost family members and charging devices may enable them to locate each other)
- Clothing: Due to the recent weather many people are wet and cold with only one set of clothes.
The first truck convoy will depart from the Elite Havens office on Jalan Raya Semer Friday 10th August in the afternoon.
Drop off location is EH office Jl Raya Semer, no 883, kerobokan: https://goo.gl/maps/RTcVCoLr9NK2
Lombok Earthquake appeal
This is the second loading at The Orchard Bar & Restaurant donations for Lombok.
Thank you so much for helping, for everyone who turn up and giving donations in every way. And there are still plenty to come.
Departing Friday morning. Donations will be given directly to the victims in the worst affected areas that have not yet received any aid.
So if you want to donate you can drop off to The Orchard bar at Jalan Nakula gg baik baik.
You can help the victims of the recent earthquake in Lombok by donating the following items to us here at the James Cook Sports Bar. We are a drop off point for Yayasan Team Action Amed who will collect your donations and deliver them directly to Project Karma who will distribute to those most in need. Glen and his team from Project Karma were one of the first on the ground after Sunday’s earthquake and need our help. Project Karma is a Registered Australian Charity.
- Non perishable nutritious food items including rice, cooking oil, dried beans, canned fish, coffee, sugar, tea, egg noodles (please no pop mie or instant mie)
- Clothing for all ages (especially modest clothes with long sleeves & long legs)
- Blankets & bedding
- Medical supplies, tents, tarpaulins and ropes
- Women’s hygiene products, baby formula, diapers, toiletries, soap, washing powder & disinfectant
INFORMATION REGARING FREE SHIPPING OF PACKAGES TO LOMBOK
PT POS INDONESIA (PERSERO)
Please be informed that during 8th August 2018 up to an including 31st August 2018 PT Pos Indonesia (Persero) is offering FREE shipping free of charge for the program
“POS CARE FOR VICTIMS OF EARTHQUAKE NATURAL DISASTERS IN LOMBOK ISLAND” with the following details:
- Weight per shipment: Maximum 20 (twenty) kg and can be more than 1 shipment. 2. Place of acceptance: all post office counters, not including Agenpos.
- Addressed to: Pos Peduli Korban Bencana Alam Gempa Bumi Di Pulau Lombok up. KP Mataram 83000. OR addressed to one of the three other district “POSKO” Kab. Lombok Utara, Kab. Lombok Barat or Kab. Lombok Timur
- Time: 8 August 2018 to 31 August 2018
PROHIBITION: Donations can not be accepted in the form of perishable/damaged food or liquid items
Distribute aid to our brothers and sisters victims of the earthquake disaster on the island of Lombok, hopefully it can ease their condition.
MEDICAL AID & SUPPLIES
URGENT MEDICAL NEEDED IN LOMBOK
“There is an URGENT callout for any medical people in Bali or are willing to go to Lombok to help. Glen Hulley is on the ground there and helping coordinate responses also.
He has arranged for an official wavering of any visa requirements to volunteer for FOREIGNERS with a MEDICAL BACKGROUND wishing to help in Lombok.
Triage staff, doctors, nurses are URGENTLY and desperately NEEDED. The current situation is overwhelmed and will only increase as more victims are found.
Bumi Sehat — Bumi sehat is providing medical supplies and support for the injured: www.bumisehat.org
Collecting donations online & drop off points. Collecting: Funds, Tarps, water filters, solar lights, medicine & food
You should be able to donate blood at any official PMI office in Indonesia. Best to call them first. Below is the direct number to the blood transfusion unit.
Unit Transfusi Darah
PMI Provinsi Bali
Telp. (0361) 227 224 | 247 739
There is an urgent need for help for intensive care patients injured in the quake. If you can help in any way, please do.
The official appeal is for donations to be sent to:
BANK MANDIRI KEBU JERUK A/C # 117. 0000.99.77.00
Name: YAYASAN MEDIA GROUP (This is official on the television)
Blood Drive in Kuta, Lombok 08/08/2018 10 am to 1pm
Address: Jl. By Pass Kuta Ketapang, Lombok Tengah
CURRENT FUNDRAISER EVENTS THIS WEEK
If you go to an event, check to see if they are collecting goods donations and bring them with you!
Ulu Roots Charity Concert – Donations for Lombok (Starts at 8pm)
- 9th – Ulu Garden
- 10th – Sunset Point Uluwatu
- 11th – Padang Padang Beach Cafe
Club Conscious 3rd Annual Charity Party
LOMBOK EARTHQUAKE FUNDRAISER: AUGUST 10th 12 pm till very late at La Brisa
Supporting: IDEP Foundation and Agung Siaga Community
Donations online & drop off point (distributed to the following NGOS: Bumi Sehat, IDEP & Kopernik)
Aren Bahia Brian Kelly
✧ GRAND OPENING • Fundraiser Party • 24th AUG ✧
Lombok Earthquake Relief – Tacos and Tunes – proceeds toward Endri Foundation
Sunday 19th August
139 Glenayr Avenue
Bondi Beach, NSW 2026
Lombok 7k Charity Run
Jakarta Indonesia – CFD Jakarta / Plataran Lobby Utama FX Lifestyle
12 August (9th aug submission deadline)
Every help in form of financial donations, goods, sharing information and taking an active stance is appreciated.