Two organisations step up to help hard hit areas


Time for the sick: Amarjit (left) and fellow member Mohinder Singh (right) offering words of encouragement to a flood victim, who has sought temporary shelter at a flood relief centre.

PEOPLE from all walks of life are coming together to help flood victims in their own way.

The Malaysia National Sikhs Movement (GerakSikh) has set up a collection centre at the Central Sikh Temple Ipoh to collect goods and donations from well-wishers before distributing them to those in need.

GerakSikh secretary-general Datuk Amarjit Singh Gill said response has been overwhelming.

“We have been requesting for help through social media and the support received has been tremendous so far.

“Dry food items, canned food, disposable diapers, toiletries, mats and blankets are being donated in huge numbers,” said Amarjit, who is also the temple’s president.

The items, he added, were distributed to victims in hard hit areas in the state, including Kampung Gajah and Teluk Sena.

Meanwhile, Perak Pas Youth has also made an effort to help victims in various areas.

Its chief, Dr Raja Ahmad Iskandar Al-Hiss, said members had visited flood operation centres in Bagan Serai and Pasir Salak set up by Perak Pas.

“We helped unload foodstuff for the victims.

“We also offered up prayers for a child who had gone missing during the floods near Kampung Gajah,” he said.

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