Jakarta Governor, Anies Baswedan inaugurated committee for Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) Funding Month 2021 in Jakarta City Hall, Wednesday (9/1).
We appreciate PMI DKI which has played an extraordinary work for a year
PMI Funding Month 2021 Committee for Jakarta Province will carry out their duties from September 1 to November 30, 2021.
In his remarks, Anies expressed his appreciation to all newly inaugurated committees and PMI Funding Month 2020 committee who, despite the pandemic, were still able to collect donations exceeding the target. Moreover, last year, PMI Funding Month committee managed to exceed the target by collecting Rp 29 billion from target Rp 21 billion. This year, PMI Funding Month committee has set donation target of Rp 25 billion.
"We appreciate PMI DKI which has played an extraordinary work for a year. We are aware of condition during the pandemic. Although the impact is large, but the potential for wisdom is also great," he said as quoted from Jakarta PPID Press Release.
"In the context of PMI Funding Month, we found that during the pandemic, ability to donate has decreased, but number of individuals who donate has increased. So, we are witnessing target 21 and obtain 29. This year target is 25, God willing we can exceed the target," he mentioned.
According to him, donation is not only the value, but more than that, where PMI Funding Month is a volunteer movement of kindness to help others. He conveyed that it is an opportunity for residents who have benefited greatly in Jakarta to contribute back to this city by helping others through PMI.
"We invite them to pay back, because this city has provided extraordinary opportunities for many people. When people get a better life, it's time for them to pay back by helping other residents in need via PMI," he stated.
"This campaign is not only to meet the target, but more than that, namely to build awareness about humanitarian responsibility. So, every rupiah donated is a sign of concern for mutual safety and we really hope that in this pandemic situation, social solidarity is raised higher in Jakarta," he closed.