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Back to listJun 2, 2006

Soka Gakkai Donates for Indonesian Earthquake Relief

Chargé d'Affaires ad interm Bonifatius Agung Herindra of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia (left) receives Soka Gakkai's donation from Soka Gakkai Vice President Naoki Hagimoto (right)

On June 1 Soka Gakkai representatives donated US$30,000 (3,300,000 yen) to the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Japan for earthquake relief following the severe quake that hit Central Java on May 27.

The day after the quake, Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Indonesia members in Yogyakarta formed a motor bike team in cooperation with local residents to deliver relief supplies to affected areas that had not yet received government assistance. In addition, members in the Central Javan city of Semarang have collected basic necessities such as food, water and sanitary supplies and sent them by truck to Yogyakarta. SGI Indonesia is continuing to collect donations and relief supplies.