Volunteers for Cold Lava Disaster


Following news of cold lava disaster from mass media, we feel more grateful. That turned out, the impact of Merapi is still felt by some residents while we have returned to our homes.

Feel how we’ve evacuated on November 5 to 19, 2010, we felt the need to share with our brothers who are still displaced.  Based on agreement of some of our citizens we moved to become volunteers.

On the Saturday, January 22, 2011 we sent representatives to review the situation in the village Jumoyo, Salam subdistrict, Magelang district. Our arrival was welcomed by Jumoyo village head (Sungkono) and directed to dig trenches on the sidelines. Trench excavation is intended to make rainwater and overflow of water (from the spring) does not inundate the field that is the settlement of makeshift tents.

First, we only expect to be followed about 10 people because of busy most of the villagers who still fix each garden after the eruption of Merapi. Not surprisingly at all, it was on the day (Sunday, January 23, 2011) we can depart along with 25 residents of old / young / teenage, male and female. With that much power, we can finish trench excavation more quickly than expected. By midday we said goodbye to go home. O Allah, if this Your blessing, make it as a lesson for the future generations. Amen.

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Relawan Bencana Lahar Dingin

Mengikuti berita bencana lahar dingin dari media massa, kami merasa lebih bersyukur. Bahwa ternyata, dampak Merapi masih dirasakan sebagian warga masyarakat. Sedangkan kami telah kembali ke rumah masing-masing.

Merasakan bagaimana kami pernah mengungsi pada tanggal 5 – 19 November 2010, kami merasa perlu berbagi dengan saudara-saudara kami yang masih mengungsi. Atas kesepakatan beberapa warga kami tergerak untuk menjadi tenaga relawan.

Pada hari Sabtu 22 Januari 2011 kami mengirim wakil untuk meninjau keadaan di Desa Jumoyo kecamatan Salam kabupaten Magelang. Kedatangan kami disambut baik kepala desa Jumoyo (bapak Sungkono) dan diarahkan untuk menggali parit di pinggir lapangan. Penggalian parit tersebut dimaksudkan agar air hujan dan limpahan air (dari mata air) tidak menggenangi lapangan yang merupakan pemukiman tenda darurat.

Semula kami hanya memperkirakan akan diikuti sekitar 10 orang karena kesibukan sebagian besar warga dusun yang masih membenahi kebun masing-masing pasca erupsi Merapi. Tak diduga sama sekali, ternyata pada hari H (Minggu 23 Januari 2011) kami dapat berangkat bersama dengan 25 orang warga tua/muda/remaja, laki-laki dan perempuan.

Dengan tenaga sebanyak itu, penggalian parit dapat kami selesaikan lebih cepat dari perkiraan semula. Menjelang tengah hari kamipun berpamitan pulang. Ya Allah, jika ini ridloMu, jadikan sebagai pelajaran untuk adik-adik generasi penerus kami. Amin.

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