JNE Pekanbaru Distributes Aid to Flood Victims in Rokan Hulu

03 December 2019

December 2019 - JNE networks from all over Indonesia raise funds to ease the burden of flood victims in Rokan Hulu Regency, Riau Province. The fundraising was carried out when all branch leaders and directors held the 2019 JNE Coordination Meeting in Bogor on November 28, 2019.

The distribution of aid was carried out by JNE Pekanbaru in collaboration with the Zakat Infaq Institute and Sadaqah Muhammdiyah (LazisMU) Riau. Assistance in the form of money in the amount of 20 million and more than 2 tons of food packages, such as rice, instant food, cooking oil, sugar and so on, was distributed to the areas worst affected by the floods, namely Sontang Village, Kec. Bonai Darussalam, Kab. Rokan Hulu, Saturday 7th December 2019.

The assistance was delivered directly at the Bonai Darussalam Subdistrict Office yard by JNE Pekanbaru Deputy Branch Manager, Zulheri Adha with JNE Pasir Pengaraian Branch Head Agustia Wahyudi to Sontang Village Chief M. Rais AM along with the staff and Bripka Firman Ritonga. The handover ceremony was witnessed by hundreds of residents affected by the flood.

Zulheri Adha, Deputy Branch Manager of JNE Express Pekanbaru, said, "On behalf of all JNE management, we express our deep concern. We are very grateful to LazisMu Riau who have jointly distributed this assistance, hopefully this donation can ease the burden on the victims ".

Continuous rains in Riau caused flooding in settlements in Rokan Hulu Regency (Rohul), Riau. One of the worst points is in Bonai Darussalam District. In addition to submerging residents' houses, floods also submerged the Riau-Sumatra (North) national highway about one kilometer. As a result the vehicle could not pass, the activities of residents became disrupted and this left a deep sadness.

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