The Grundfos Foundation (Poul Due Jensen Foundation) has released a DKK $1 million grant ($163,000 USD) to aid in the ongoing disaster response to an earthquake in West Sulawesi Province in Indonesia.
Water Mission is on the ground, providing immediate disaster relief to address the urgent need for the distribution of safe water, according to the press release.
According to the press release, The Grundfos Foundation has made this donation to Water Mission, a nonprofit organization, following the Jan. 15 earthquake.
“Safe water access in the immediate aftermath of a disaster is critical in minimizing the spread of illness for people living in marginalized situations,” said Water Mission CEO and President, George C. Greene IV, PE in the press release. “We’re thankful for the generous support of the Grundfos Foundation. Our shared presence in Sulawesi allows us to reach people in need as quickly as possible with safe water.”
In addition to personal injuries and deaths, there has been extensive structural damage to buildings and homes, leaving approximately 40,000 people displaced in temporary shelters around the island.
Besides the funds from the Foundation, Grundfos Indonesia has also reached out to Water Mission’s Indonesian branch, Waha Mitra, with logistical support.
“Grundfos Indonesia is part of the neighborhoods affected by this disaster, and we are committed to contributing to the relief efforts now underway, thanks to the generosity of the Foundation and the collaboration with Water Mission,” said Radinal Latuconsina, president director, head of sales, Grundfos Trading Indonesia in the press release. “On behalf of our company and all of the employees, our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who is affected by this disaster.”