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Relief for Mount Kelud Eruption in East Java

Relief for Mount Kelud Eruption in East Java Family Care Indonesia volunteers Albert and Andre teamed up with One Team Foundation to visit and provide relief for the victims of the Mount Kelud volcanic eruption. We based out of Kediri and visited the villages near the volcano; distributing about 4,000 liters of water, 3,000 ready cooked meals and 10,000 masks to protect the residents from the volcanic ash and dust in the air.

One Team Foundation donated funds to the elderly people as well, to assist them with rebuilding their homes and lives. We also talked with and encouraged many of the people we met, and heard an incredible story in the village of Sanding:

When the volcano erupted large rocks and ash emitted, raining down for 3 hours. During the chaos many people panicked and fled, many of them leaving their houses unattended too.

So Pastor Joseph Selamat, in the middle of all the ash and rock-fall, ran out using an old table as a shield and went from house to house, making sure the doors and windows were shut and the remaining inhabitants were okay. What a courageous story!

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