In A Day, Gojek Consumers Collect IDR 100 Million Donations for Flood Victims
The fund-raising program for flood victims in Jakarta and its surrounding areas through the Gojek application in collaboration with Kitabisa and Baznas received an extraordinary response from the community.
In just one day, aid flowing into the shelter account’s has reached more than Rp. 100 million. This amount keeps going because on the second day, Saturday (4/1) the amount of donations collected has reached up to Rp 150 million.
“We are grateful to the community, customers, and partners of Gojek who have extraordinary empathy for this flood disaster. The amount of aid collected in the last two days is evidence of the high level of public trust in Gojek, Baznas, and Kitabisa for channeling aid,” explained Kevin Aluwi, Co-CEO of Gojek in Jakarta, Saturday (4/1/2019).
The plan is that the fundraising program is targeted to reach Rp 1 billion during the one month program. But seeing the enthusiasm and the spirit of mutual cooperation in the community, the target is likely to be realized faster.
It is planned that the funds collected will be channeled by Baznas to help rehabilitate flood victims, including Gojek partners. “This flood disaster came so quickly, that every initiative we take can ease the burden on the victims,” Kevin continued.
Similar Campaigns Have Been Done with Kitabisa and Baznas for Tsunami Victims
Previously, a similar campaign had been carried out by Gojek together with Kitabisa and Baznas, resulting in assistance of Rp 1.5 billion for the Banten tsunami disaster and Rp 1 billion for the Palu-Donggala earthquake disaster.
The public can donate by opening the Gojek application and selecting a shuffle card titled ‘GoGive Action for Flood Care’ on the main page of the Gojek application, or via the link http://bit.ly/gojekbantuanbanjir. All donations will be distributed to help victims, including Gojek partners who were affected by the flood.
“We invite as many people as possible to participate by donating through the Gojek application. Any amount of assistance is very meaningful to help our brothers and sisters affected by the flood disaster in DKI Jakarta and its surrounding areas,” Kevin added.
2,000 Logistics Aid Packages Has Been Distributed
Since the first day the floods struck Jakarta and its surroundings, Gojek immediately took rapid action on disaster response. According to Kevin, the Gojek team has evacuated hundreds of people consisting of partners, Gojek employees and their families.
More than 2,000 logistical assistance packages have also been distributed to affected Gojek partners, to continue for the next emergency response period in the next few days.
“This rapid response initiative was carried out in collaboration with our driver-partners who were swiftly helping flood victims. Together with the Gojek team, the driver-partners are distributing logistical assistance both to fellow partners and to the people who are victims of flooding. We are very proud, touched and grateful to see the empathy and enthusiasm of the driver-partners who are so great to help others, “said Kevin.
As a form of Gojek’s totality in helping the handling of flood disasters in Jakarta, yesterday (3/1) a subsidiary company of the nation inaugurated a flood emergency response cooperation with the Provincial Government of DKI Jakarta. The collaboration involves related bodies such as the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) and the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD).
In this collaboration, Gojek helped provide human resources for evacuation and rescue efforts. Furthermore, Gojek and its partners also provide logistical and health support to flood-affected residents.
“We have done points in cooperation with the DKI Provincial Government and BNPB and will continue to work on them. We also coordinate and report our efforts to the DKI Provincial Government and related authorities,” Kevin said.
“Gojek has become an important part of our society. Therefore, we feel responsible for contributing to help ease the burden faced by the community during this flood,” Kevin concluded.