PETALING JAYA: The Crisis Relief Squad of MCA (CRSM) has kickstarted a fundraising campaign aimed at helping families and residents affected by the monsoon and flood season.
MCA Youth national chairperson Datuk Nicole Wong Siaw Ting said CRSM aims to raise RM500,000 to help at least 5,000 flood-hit families rebuild their homes.
“Taking the initiative after the yearly monsoon rain wreaked floods across Malaysia and displaced thousands, the CRSM has gathered 500 volunteers and raised RM200,000 to aid in disaster relief.
“Initially, when the flood conditions worsened, CRSM poured all our manpower into helping out the evacuation process and channelled resources into purchasing dry ration, daily necessities and anti-pandemic supplies.
“While cleaning up the damages after the flood situation improved, our volunteers noticed much of the personal belongings, furniture and electrical appliances of victims were destroyed.
“So, we aim to raise RM500,000 in resources to help at least 5,000 families rebuild their homes after the flood, ” she said in a statement on Friday (Jan 22).
Wong said the relief squad had dropped off the first batch of care packages in the severely-hit regions in Pahang on Friday, and were headed south to the next target destination in Johor.
“We have also started monitoring the flood situation in Sabah and Sarawak, ready to mobilise our volunteers and begin fundraising movement anytime to assist the disaster relief effort there, ” she said.
Wong also thanked two businessmen for their donations – Teoh Kok Liang, the director of Nosigner Fashion Consultant Sdn Bhd that supplied 4,000 pieces of clothing worth RM80,000; and Kieren K. Sing of KJSS Resources that sponsored RM50,000 worth of necessities.
“I also wish to remind all our volunteers on the ground to adhere to the Covid-19 standard operating procedure, ” she said.
Wong urged anyone interested to help or donate in the form of money, or supplies including mattresses, pillows, blankets, gas stoves, rice cookers, water kettles and electronic appliances to come forward.
“Any parties looking to help can visit the crowdfunding website at https://gocare.org.my/ or contact 03-2203 3920 for more details, ” she said.