World Renew has a long history of effective disaster response in Indonesia and is immediately expanding its current Indonesia Earthquakes response – which began in Lombok one month ago – to include the island of Sulawesi.

World Renew’s International Disaster Response Team is working with partners and has a team on the island now to assess and respond to needs.

Shortages of water, food, and fuel are being reported. Electricity and communication services are severely hampered. Roads are so heavily damaged that the worst-hit areas have yet to be reached by first responders. The number of dead and injured continues to rise. World Renew’s response will be a long-term effort and requires much coordination with both Indonesian and international authorities.

World Renew is committed to being your agency of choice to support survivors in the immediate aftermath of the disaster, and then as they recover and rebuild.

Life-saving food, water, and emergency kits are distributed in the early phase. Temporary and semi-permanent shelters may follow, or latrines with sanitation training to prevent the spread of disease.

Finally, after the emergency stage is declared over, the long process of rebuilding homes and lives begins

Throughout World Renew’s history, the generosity of our churches and supporters has enabled us to multiply our response, maximizing the potential impact of our efforts on the ground.

Pray for the people of Sulawesi and give generously to World Renew’s Indonesia Earthquakes response.

Donate online or mail your check marked “Indonesia Earthquakes” to:

World Renew Canada
3475 Mainway
Burlington, ON  L7R 3Y8
or call (800) 730-3490

World Renew US
1700 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49508
or call (800) 552-7972

For more information or to arrange an interview, Members of the Press can contact: Jonathan Self, World Renew IDR Communications Manager, at or Beth DeGraff, U.S. Media Contact at


PHOTO TOP: Indonesian rescue team carries a body of victim after the earthquake in Palu, central Sulawesi, Indonesia, October 2, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Darwin Fatir/ via REUTERS