Two powerful earthquakes, measuring at 7.6 and 7.0 of magnitude on Richter scale, jolted Indonesian island. Hundreds of people killed & injured, tens of thousands left homeless. The first earthquake struck at 1716 local time on Wednesday, September 30, 2009. While the second quake was recorded at 0852 local time on Thursday, October 1, 2009.
Women and children sat helplessly on the ground outside their demolished homes.
Helping Hand USA contribution:
Initially HH-USA has announced a donation of $ 25000 for the Indonesian earthquake victims and provided an ambulance for immediate aid.