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Helping victims of earthquakes and tsunamis

BEATS was set up following the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami which claimed many lives over a vast area. The charity is principally working in Sumatra, Indonesia, providing financial support to provide education, accomodation, food and other needs for victims of earthquakes and tsunamis by partnering with two organisations, YACAN & YASAH, who run children's homes and sponsorship programmes. The links below will lead you to information on these organisations and their work. Thank you for your interest in BEATS.

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Sulawesi tsunami and earthquakes.

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.2 miles just to the west of the island of Sulawesi on Friday 28th September, triggering a tsunami which hit the cities of Dongala, Palu and many other areas. 2087 people died, with a further 4,438 with major injuries and over 68,000 homes destroyed.

Click the 'Disaster Appeal' button above to contribute to our ongoing help for those whose lives were devastated by this tsunami.

 

 

BEATS, through YSI, distributed initial aid to well over 341 households in three villages, called Wisolo, Jono, and Rogo south of the centre of Palu. This initial help provided food, hygiene kits, kitchen utensils, trauma healing for children and health training. See a video of the aid distribution and health training on the Other Areas page.

Following the initial aid distribution YSI have organised the villagers into groups who will set up various projects to look after goats, pigs, and sow crops.

YSI have now assisted with the construction of goat and pig pens, and supplies of seeds and equipment.Here is a picture of one of the goat pens nearly completed, and some of the newly acquired goats.

BEATS supporters raised more than £15,000 in response to the appeal to help those affected by the Lombok earthquakes in July and August 2018, including approx £450 on the BT MyDonate fundraising page set up by Joseph Smith. A big thank you to all who have contributed. BEATS have already transferred this money to our contact, who is working for World Relief, and it has been used to help provide emergency supplies to Padamara, a sub-village of approximately 100 families. See the Other Areas page for more information.

A big thank you also to those who gave to BEATS as part of Martin Fair's birthday celebrations - over £1600 raised!

The personal nature of the relationships between BEATS and its partner organisations enables sponsors to communicate easily with those they sponsor. The children and teachers alike really appreciate receiving letters, as can be seen in the adjoining photographs. Click on the links above to find out how to sponsor a child or teacher.

In October 2013, just prior to the typhoon that caused widespread damage, the Philippines had been hit by an earthquake which also caused a great deal of damage. The Danao Baptist Church building was destroyed, see before and after photos (left) and (right).

BEATS have provided funding towards the provision of a new building - construction has just finished and have sent a final donation to help with interior fittings; see the 'Other Areas' page for more photos and information.

Click on the BT Mydonate link at the top of the page to give to the work of BEATS or 'click here'. Cheques can be made payable to 'BEATS' (UK sterling only), and sent to Mrs S Page (BEATS), 47, Arnold Way, Bosham W. Sussex PO18 8NJ. Download, complete and return a Gift Aid form if you pay tax and have not already done so; BEATS will receive an extra 25% from the government at no extra cost to you.

Sponsor a teacher at YASAH Children's Home The photo shows the science teacher with his class. Sponsor a Teacher

Sponsor a child at YASAH or YACAN Children's Home Sponsor a Child

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