Bali volcano update & fundraising progress report: Solar kits coming soon 🌞

in #news4 years ago (edited)

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Evacuees have now spent 4 weeks in temporary accommodation,

without any indication of when or if an eruption will even take place. But the Mount Agung Relief effort will continue to support their evolving needs. As will the @charitysteemit account here on Steemit. Currently run by @samstonehill & @chron.

You can see below we are very close now to achieving the half way point towards our goal of $1000 and we are sincerely grateful to those of you who have donated. A full list of donations is displayed at the bottom of this post.
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It has been decided the Sundaya product you can see here will be the most useful to these people.

It gives them light and a USB charing port.

When we hit $480, we will use this money to buy 15 solar of these kits.

When we hit the final target of $1000, a total of 31 kits will be out there in the hands of the Balinese people.... thanks to you the people of Steemit.

We will document the entire journey, from Steemit to the moment these kits are handed out, so that there may be no doubt what your STEEM/SBD is being used for.

It has been amazing to see the response from the Steemit community over this and I personally can't wait to hand out these solar kits!

The most recent drone footage of the volcano I can find was shot 3 days ago and can be seen clearly here in this amateur video

All images in this post

are taken from the Mount Agung Relief Facebook group and the newly created Pustaka Terbuka website SEE HERE where you will find an amazing number of useful Bahasa downloads.

Thank you @petrabali for your consistent focus on helping the people of Bali with your work.


Creating toilets has been a huge part of the relief mission



This is the official document helping people understand the situation clearly

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150,000 people have now been evacuated from their homes and many of them are living in poorly funded camps, unable to provide the most basic of facilities. Leading some of them to even make the journey home, potentially putting their lives in danger.

How can you help?

STEEM/SBD Donations are being accepted in the @charitysteemit account for the purchase of these solar products & water filters too, when the value of STEEM goes back up!

Once the products have been acquired, we will document them being given out to the evacuees of Bali.

A Bitcoin donation QR code is displayed on the @charitysteemit account banner.

All donations will be logged and listed here on a weekly basis.

If you want to get involved by writing related articles...

This is the procedure to follow:

  • Please write informative articles & do not seek to capitalise on spreading fear.

  • It is our job to provide accurate decentralised reporting on this situation, so speak to people you know who live in Bali, rather than quoting mainstream news. You have my full permission to copy the information you find in my posts... but please try and present it in your own way!

  • Feel free to use any up-to-date images you find in the Facebook group, Mount Agung Relief remembering to quote your source if you do.

  • Use helpbali2017 as one of your tags. It doesn't have to be the first one.

  • Upon reviewing your article, assuming it fits our criteria, we will resteem it into the @charitysteemit account and add you to the weekly published list of awesome contributors.

  • Make sure you select the 50/50 option at the bottom of your post before you submit.

  • When the payout is received after 7 days keep the STEEM POWER for yourself and transfer the SBD to @charitysteemit

If you are found to be abusing this system you will be flagged on your future posts and listed for all to see alongside those who have made genuine donations.

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Multiple review articles

I have noticed people linking to the posts in this account with review type articles on multiple topics. This is much appreciated and a great to help in spreading awareness but if you want to really make a difference... you should write articles exclusively about this subject.

And as such, we regret that we can only resteem articles which are 100% dedicated to the situation here and helping the people of Bali.

They will be resteemed from the following accounts which support this cause: @charitysteemit @refugeeaid4bali @samstonehill @samstonehilltube @steemshop @steemholdidays @steemtv @chron @savetukadpetanu @jockey @cryptogranny @yaariart

If you would like to help us spread the word by resteeming our posts and have your name added to this list, please let us know in the comments below.

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If you are unable to donate anything, you can still help by simply upvoting & resteeming this 🙏🏻


Wallet screengrab from the @samstonehill account showing all those who have currently donated

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Wallet screengrab from the @charitysteemit account showing all those who have currently donated

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All rewards from this post will go towards this important cause


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I shouldn't laugh but, really? "Creating toilets has been a huge part of the relief mission"

Joking aside, Good luck, this post has been upvoted and resteemed. I just wish I could do more though

Perhaps I could have worded it a bit different! But 150,000 people gotta crap somewhere :)

Many thanks for your support. Even just the up & resteem helps 🙏🏻

Post was edited so as to not offend.
O-kay. You were joking around. I will edit my post out since it seemed to offend you. Sorry for spoiling your laugh.

Lighten up. The sentence was amusing, and being someone interested in humanitarian logistics I know how important it all is. Why reply to my comment telling me waste management is important etc??? We joke about things all the time, but it doesn't take away how we feel about the World and how much we want to help others. I lend money on Zidisha so people can borrow and use that money to improve their own lives. The only reason I am not volunteering overseas to physically help people is because I have a blood clot putting pressure on my heart (I did actually look into helping out in a brave moment but there are too many organisations treating it as a business and I cannot afford thousands of Pounds). I have almost died a number of times so I am going to laugh at things and try to also get other people laughing too because when we stop laughing then we become nothing in my view.

In the wiser words of Brian "Always look on the bright side of life"!

And now it is morning and have slept a little since posting these particular words they are even funnier than they were last night!

I have a daily relief mission routine which usually involves a cup of black coffee ;)

Post was edited. My apologies.

Missed that. I am sure all is fine.

Many thanks for your support here :)

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