AirAsia launched last week a relief fund to provide support for Palu, Indonesia which was struck by an earthquake and tsunami on September 28, 2018.
The #ToIDwithLove fund will be collecting donations from until October 31, 2018. All donations will be chanelled to Yayasan Arkom Indonesia to help rebuild homes and improve disaster resilience in affected areas.
Those who wish to donate may do so online via AirAsia Foundation, the airline’s philanthropic arm, at airasiafoundation.com/relieffund.
AirAsia will also carry out phased onboard cash collections, beginning with AirAsia Malaysia (carried code AK), AirAsia Thailand (FD), AirAsia Indonesia (QZ), AirAsia X Malaysia (D7), AirAsia X Thailand (XJ) and AirAsia X Indonesia (XT) flights from now until the end of the month, with more airlines in AirAsia Group to follow.
AirAsia will match the total public collection, which will be announced in January 2019.
AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said, “It’s been an incredibly tough year for Indonesia, which has been beset by one deadly disaster after another. Our hearts go out to all those who have suffered unimaginable losses as a result.
“As an Asean airline, we share a close bond with the communities we serve, and we want to do our part to help those in need. Through this donation drive, we hope to raise enough money to make a positive contribution to rebuilding efforts, so please give freely. Every dollar counts.”
I hope we could all lend a helping hand to our brothers and sisters in need.