The Jakarta Post
Online platform and Rumah Zakat have worked together to build additional temporary shelters in sub-districts Talise Valangguni and Mantikulore in Palu, where they will continue to build more this year. (Shutterstock/File)
E-commerce platform Shopee is continuing its collaboration with donation channel Rumah Zakat this year in an effort to help with the recovery from an earthquake and tsunami that devastated Palu and Donggala in Central Sulawesi in September through the construction of temporary shelters for victims of the disaster.
According to tsunami and liquidation disaster data and information in Central Sulawesi, more than 50,000 families are waiting to be placed in temporary shelters prepared by the government and humanitarian agencies in districts or cities around Donggalam, according to a statement released by Shopee.
The online platform and Rumah Zakat have worked together to build additional temporary shelters in subdistricts Talise Valangguni and Mantikulore in Palu. As of December last year, two temporary shelters and six emergency schools had been built.
This year, Shopee and Rumah Zakat renewed their commitment to build four additional shelter for victims in the same areas, marked by the laying of the first stone for the construction of shelters by Rezki Yanuar, Shopee's country brand manager, and Nur Efendi as CEO of Rumah Zakat, on Jan. 22.
"Making donations on our platform, visiting schools and providing resources to support the construction of emergency facilities is part of Shopee's continuous contributions to disaster victims," Rezki said in a statement.
In October last year, Shopee partnered with Rumah Zakat and three other institutions, the National Alms Agency (Baznas), Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT Indonesia) and Dompet Dhuafa to raise funds and distribute various donation packages to victims in Donggala.
Through the #ShopeeBersamaPaluDonggala campaign, users are invited to purchase donation packages at Shopee. Around 90,000 users throughout Indonesia participated in the donation raising.
"We believe that this collaborative work can help Palu, Sigi and Donggala communities recover," Nur Efendi said. (liz/kes)