Helping victims of earthquakes and tsunamis

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Lombok earthquakes August 2018

On 5 August 2018, a destructive and shallow earthquake magnitude 6.9 struck the island of Lombok, Indonesia. It was the main shock following its foreshock, a nearby 6.4 earthquake on 29 July. It was followed by a nearby 6.9 earthquake on 19 August 2018. 563 people were confirmed killed while more than 1,000 were confirmed injured. More than 417,000 people were displaced. (Source: Wikipedia) BEATS provided funds to support Padamara, a village of approximately 100 families who were affected by this disaster, through World Relief; further aid has been supplied via Yasera. Each bin of emergency aid (see photos) contained food, kitchen and shelter kits.

Danao 'Bible Baptist Church', Bohol, Philippines

BEATS has provided funds to enable the Danao Bible Baptist Church to construct a new church building, following the destruction of their original building in the October 2013 earthquake. The church celebrated with an official opening on Sunday 4th August 2019, on the left Sarah Page (BEATS Chair) is handing over the keys to Pastor Nazerr; on the right are some of the congregation. BEATS gave help for the church reconstruction on the understanding that the church would reach out to the communities around them, and that they provide at least 5% of the cost and provide manpower to aid the reconstruction.

Tom Calcluth went to Nepal Easter 2018 with a group of young people to help provide better educational facilities for victims of the 2016 earthquakes. They bought paint and decorated classrooms and hostel rooms, and also provided money for desks and lighting equipment. BEATS provided some of the funding. Tom said the trip was amazing and one of the best experiences of his life.

Pidie Aceh, Indonesia

BEATS' raised £2,144.31 to help the victims of this disaster, which caused widespread damage and claimed 102 lives in an area south west of Banda Aceh, Indonesia in December 2016. Pak Robert and his team used the money raised to give supplies of cooking oil, rice and sugar to needy families, and also supply items such as shoes, socks and backpacks for children to enable them to attend school.

Nepal

Following the devastating earthquake in April and May 2015, BEATS sent funds via Nepal In Need (nepalinneed.org), who supplied packs of tin roofing to families and also assisted with the reconstruction of a school in Bhojpur, to the south east of Mt Everest.

Nias Islands, Indonesia

Sponsors of BEATS are helping children affected by the Nias island earthquake of Easter Monday 2005. Some of these children are living at YACAN children's home and some at YASAH children's home. Most families on Nias island are extremely poor, as the photos of typical homes show. Many people work on rubber plantations; an average wage is around £4 per week from which they often have to try to feed large families.

Sarah Page visited Nias island in July 2013, and met some of the families of children at the YACAN children's home in Medan. Travelling around Nias is hazardous; narrow roads clinging to steep hillsides with sections washed away by landslides and water torrents. This island is located along the fault line which caused the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami and which frequently causes less catastrophic, yet serious earthquakes & tremors. Heavy rainfall frequently causes landslides.

Padang, Indonesia.

Following an earthquake on 30th September 2009, BEATS gave a grant to help 50 children attend school for 6 months, whilst their families recovered from the destruction of their homes and loss of employment. Padang victims are also living at YASAH children's home.

 

Mentawai Islands, Indonesia

Following a tsunami in October 2010, BEATS teamed up with our partners Pak Robert and Ibu Diah, who organised a team to take supplies to help 40 families. 10 villages were swept away and over 550 people died.

BEATS has also helped:

Samoa Islands (tsunami 30th September 2009)

Haiti (earthquake 12th January 2010), via the charity Emmanuel International

Japan (tsunami 11th March 2011)

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