Day 9 of Spend it Well’s East Timor Flood Relief

In the two days since Peter McMullin promised to match donations up to $20,000, we have received  $10,120.   We have 5 more days to try to reach the total.   Thank you so much to everyone who has so generously donated (many people for the second time).

While people have been donating money, we have been spending it on the ground. Over the last two days we spent A$19,000 on food and supplies for 471 families – about 2,300 people in 5 villages.

That money bought:

420 mattresses
420 mosquito nets
840 blankets
252 4m x 3m tarpaulins
420 spoons
270 kg second hand children’s clothes
600 kg second hand adults’ clothes
5 x large community frypans
8,400 kg of rice
150 x 1kg packs of flour
420 x 1kg packs of sugar
20,000 packs of noodles
720 bars of soap
240 x 2 litre bottles of cooking oil
720 packs washing up detergent

We are receiving more requests for emergency relief every day.