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- HELP THE LOMBOK LODGE TEAM -

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- Help The Lombok Lodge Team -
  
Our hearts are breaking for the Lombok Lodge Team and their families. The devastating earthquake, early August 2018,  destroyed the houses of our team members. Nearly everybody in our team is homeless.
 
So many kind guests and friends have asked how they can help. Therefore Anja and I have decided to set up our own crowdfunder.
Please donate if you can.  The funds will go directly to the people that need help to rebuild their homes.
 
We would like to ask you for your help to rebuild shelters for the sweet humble people of our team as soon as possible.

Please help, every little bit counts.
We'll share wisely with those in need and post all progress and photos of how we help those in need soon.
 
Every little bit helps, a gas stove only costs EUR 50 maximum. Water filter EUR 25-50. Bed EUR 100. Fridge EUR 70.
The amount of EUR 3,200 is enough to build a basic house with bathroom and kitchenette.

We would be happy to guide you to meet the families that you support.
 
With EUR 150 000 we can provide nearly all of our 45 contracted team members and their families a new home. With this amount, our 'daily workers' will have some support as well. 

Please donate if you can.
Please share.

If you prefer to donate directly into our Belgian or Indonesian bank account, you are welcome to do so.
Please leave a message too by emailing at ben@thelomboklodge.com in order to track your donations.

- Belgian account - BE 47 7360 3653 1880 (Ben Olaerts) - SWIFT CODE KREDBEBB  - Donatie 'Help The Lombok Lodge Team'
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- Indonesian account EUR - BNI SENGGIGI - IDR Account Nr.  0179840377
 - THE LOMBOK LODGE PT - DSN TELUK DALEM - MEDANA - SWIFT CODE BNINIDJA - 83351 TANJUNG LOMBOK BARAT - Donation 'Help The Lombok Lodge Team'.
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- Indonesian account USD - BNI SENGGIGI - IDR Account Nr. 193594183  - THE LOMBOK LODGE PT - DSN TELUK DALEM - MEDANA - SWIFT CODE BNINIDJA - 83351 TANJUNG LOMBOK BARAT - Donation 'Help The Lombok Lodge Team'
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- Indonesian account IDR - BNI SENGGIGI -IDR Account Nr. 0179840026  - THE LOMBOK LODGE PT - DSN TELUK DALEM - MEDANA - SWIFT CODE BNINIDJA
 - 83351 TANJUNG LOMBOK BARAT

 

Ben Olaerts
Owner 

www.thelomboklodge.com

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Official Thank You From All Of Us At The Lombok Lodge!

Someone once said that whatever we possess becomes of double value when we share it with others. Looking around me at the difference YOUR financial support has made to The Lombok Lodge Team, I know that to be true.
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So I’m writing YOU this note to express my sincere thanks, our thanks, for you and for your donations in recent weeks.
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Now that the first 15 houses are nearly ready, we have a clear estimate for the cost of about 35 brand new houses for our lovely team.
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As a result, we have been able to provide now as well those who were spared from the greatest misery, and only suffered damage in their home, with an amount to carry out repairs.
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Hereby two official 'Thank You' video’s.
With lots, lots of love from all of us at the Lombok Lodge!

Ben
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☀️ Sunny September Greetings from beautiful Lombok!

The daily routine is gradually resuming in Lombok.
In the meantime a month has passed ...

According to the government, more than 550 people lost their lives, more than a thousand were wounded and 270,000 people were displaced. A total of 3.5 million people were affected on Lombok Island. More than 70,000 homes were destroyed, along with bridges, schools, hospitals and office buildings. Early estimates of the loss come to more than $ 400 million USD.

Thanks in part to the government, the majority of the rubble was cleared very smoothly. Here and there houses have been carefully built again.

The team at The Lombok Lodge is recovering well from the trauma. The fact that we have the pleasure of welcoming guests during these times is very helpful.

Between the hotel activities, the items from the Emergency Aid Collection are distributed.

More than 1000 kg of clothing, cuddly toys, blankets etc. , gathered from the collection campaign 'Jakarta' have already been distributed. Another 1000 kg will arrive this weekend at the Lombok Airport from Schiphol Airport Amsterdam (Collection Knokke & Antwerpen - Belgium). More than 1200kg is on the way by sea container and is expected in Lombok within 3 weeks (Collection Genk - Belgium).

We experience both joy and gratitude in the distribution of these items, both among our employees and the population we try to support in the neighboring villages.

A huge thank you to:
Ms./Mrs. Sofie Hendrickx - Sante Fe Relocation Services Brussels Belgium - https://www.santaferelo.com
Mr. Carrie Ronodihardjo - Garuda Indonesia Schiphol Amsterdam - https://www.garuda-indonesia.com
Mr. Rens Neuvel - OPS Baggage Worldwide Baggage Services B.V. - https://baggage.nl
Mr. Stan Braeken - Storage & all transportation between Knokke, Antwerp, Genk, Brussels & Schiphol - https://www.automatischedeur.be
Mr. Lambang - CSM Cargo Jakarta - http://csmcargo.com

Last but not least, to everyone who brought stuff in and helped out - We can’t thank you enough!

Meanwhile, thanks to your financial support, we will have a first model home ready for our team by the end of next week. As it now looks, it will be possible to provide 40 employees and their families with a bungalow that will consist of stone and bamboo. As soon as the government subsidies are fully granted - hopefully within a few months, but more likely next year - our employees can fortify the bungalows on the basis of government funds. The other employees, after inspecting the situation per employee on site, it will be sufficient to repair their original homes with the help of the donation funds. We will keep you updated with pictures in the next weeks.

So far we have raised EUR 85 000 (equal to USD 99 500 / IDR 1 473 099 867), which is amazing! Thank you so much!

The future looks good:
Indonesian geologist and earthquake expert Dr. Danny Hilman NataWidjaja states that Lombok is now safe from another earthquake for another 50-100 years. "...Of the disasters that have occurred in North Lombok, it has become the safest area for the next 50 to 100 years. In fact, we can say that throughout the coast of Lombok, North Lombok is the safest..." he said. #FingersCrossed

At the Gili Islands, thanks to the enormous efforts of locals and those who have helped raise money for the area, most of the restaurants, bars, accommodations and dive shops are reopened and are fully operational. Though some relief efforts are still underway, the islands are welcoming you back with open arms. As are we, here at The Lombok Lodge!

The Island Lombok needs your holiday booking more than ever to help the island rebuild and recover. Please help us spread the word that Lombok is safe, open and as beautiful as ever.

We look forward to welcoming you (again) soon!
It's the perfect time to visit Lombok!

'... Traveling to Lombok - It leaves you Speechless, then turns you into a Storyteller ...'

Ben
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Selamat Datang di Pulau Lombok!
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The team is smiling again. The sun is shining. The sky is blue.
The Lombok Lodge is back!
The Lombok Lodge is at its best!
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It's time to start something new and trust in the magic of beginnings.
We are so excited to welcome you again starting tomorrow, Saturday 25th of August 2018
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Even the Gili Islands are open for tourists.
Many accommodations, restaurants and diving academies are operational already.
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With sincere pleasure, the entire team at The Lombok Lodge welcomes you tomorrow or hopefully very soon. The people of Lombok now need tourism more than ever to recover from this catastrophe. Please help us spread the word that Lombok is safe, open and as beautiful as ever. The longer the tourists stay away the bigger the problems become. You absolutely do not add further pressure to the area by visiting Lombok, you only will help the local people by staying in Lombok.
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Kudos to the Indonesian government for so much good care and such a quick approach to cleaning the debris due to the Lombok earthquakes.
TNI Commander Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto asked for the cleaning of debris completed in one month (!), this is in accordance with the instructions of President Joko Widodo.
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Reservations for your luxury accommodation at The Lombok Lodge can be made at https://www.thelomboklodge.com/onlinebooking/
Reservations for our fine dining restaurant 'Flavors Lombok' can be made at https://www.flavorslombok.com
Reservations for our Italian restaurant 'L'Osteria Lombok' can be made at https://www.losterialombok.com
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Selamat Datang di Pulau Lombok!

Ben
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- BELGIUM FOR LOMBOK -

Meanwhile, the collection activities in our home country - Belgium - has concluded.
More than 1 Ton / 1200 kg of clothing, towels, toys

Thanks to Anja Caerts, former guest of the Lombok Lodge, for organizing this collection campaign. Thanks to Chantal Loir for the help in Knokke. Thanks to Stan Braeken - Anja's brother - and to Anja's parents for transporting the donations between the 3 locations.
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Now, we need to get the donations to Lombok as soon as possible. We are currently negotiating with airlines and transport companies and I will keep you informed.
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An 'official' thank you for your support, financial or material, small or large, will follow.
Your love for Lombok and for The Lombok Lodge team is massive and gives strength!
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As attached, with lots of love - 'Stand By Me' - by The Lombok Lodge Band (17.08.18)
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On schedule to welcome you starting Saturday 25th of August 2018.

Ben
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