MUHAMMADIYAH.OR.ID, PADANG – The Muhammadiyah Disaster Management Center (MDMC) swiftly provided over 1,500 food packages in response to the flood and landslide disasters in Padang City, Agam Regency, and Padang Pariaman Regency from Friday (July 14) to Saturday (July 15).
In collaboration with LazisMu (The Muhammadiyah Institute for Zakat, Infaq, of Alms Management) of West Sumatra, the MDMC assessed disaster-affected people in need of assistance. They also distributed 54 grocery packages in Maninjau, Agam Regency, on Saturday (July 15).
“Five personnel have been deployed, with three conducting data assessments and two distributing grocery packages in Maninjau,” said the Chairman of the Muhammadiyah Regional Board of Agam Regency Marhadi Efendi on Sunday (July 16).
Since July 14, 2023, Muhammadiyah has been providing relief efforts on the ground, distributing 600 ready-to-eat food packages—300 during the day and 300 in the evening. On July 15, an additional 900 rice packages were distributed in Dadok Tunggul Hitam, Padang City, as residents faced challenges in cooking due to submerged utensils.
Muhammadiyah task force under the MDMC has assessed some areas in West Sumatra. Besides, the Muhammadiyah coordination post is located at the Muhammadiyah office, Jalan Sawahan, West Sumatra.
Furthermore, the Chairman of MDMC of West Sumatra Portito expressed gratitude to generous donors, including prominent figures such as Nurhayati Subakat (CEO of PT Paragon Indonesia), Irman Gusman, Toni Firmansyah (Owner of SR12), Muhammadiyah Central Executive MDMC, and the Congregation of PHBI in the Special Region of Yogyakarta (DIY), for their contributions in supporting the flood and landslide victims.
“We appreciate the support of generous donors nationwide who wish to contribute to aid for the West Sumatra disaster victims,” said Portito.
Everyone may donate to help the earthquake-affected people in Turkey through LazisMu West Sumatra’s account at Bank Mega Syariah (account number: 2008472353 with the account holder: Lazismu Sumbar). Please confirm your transfer via WhatsApp to Sundari at +62 882-7112-3891.