Website last updated 21/01/2019

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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.

Latest News:

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. The death toll has exceeded 2000.

Click the 'Disaster Appeal' button above to contribute to our tsunami help.

BEATS partner, YSI, is distributing aid to 301 households in two villages, called Wisolo and Jono, south of the centre of Palu. This initial help will provide 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.

BEATS is continuing this appeal, to provide food and other supplies to help these villagers rebuild their homes and their lives over the months and years to come. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported this venture so far. They are VERY grateful. You can continue to donate, at any time, via the 'Disaster Appeal' button above.

Please seriously consider a donation to BEATS TODAY, before the disaster is forgotten and/or replaced with another disaster. Many will be suffering and grieving, whilst we celebrate Christ's birth. You can donate via the 'Disaster Appeal' button above. Alternatively, send a cheque (with 'tsunami' written on the back) to 'BEATS. 47 Arnold Way, Bosham. PO18 8NJ'.

Anak Krakatau Volcano and Tsunami

On the 22/12/2018, after dark and without warning, a tsunami suddenly hit the south east coast of Sumatra and north west coast of Java, because of the erupting volcano 'Anak Krakatau' (which means 'Child of Krakatoa', the larger volcano which caused huge devastation in the 19th century).

As usual, BEATS will not promise to send funds until they are received, nor until we have found reliable partners. As usual, there are no administrative costs in the UK because all BEATS workers are volunteers; administrative costs for our partners in Indonesia are minimal. If BEATS do not decide to help the victims of Anak Krakatau, monies will help victims of the other disasters of 2018, whom we have already decided we wish to continue helping for the years to come if we possibly can.

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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