Squad in process of identifying victims of floods

KUANTAN: Pahang Crisis Relief Squad of MCA (CRSM) is in the midst of identifying families of poor background who were victims of last year’s ravaging floods.

State CRSM chief Datuk Chang Hong Seong said an international charitable organisation had pledged to provide some form of contributions to these families.

Chang said they would be compiling a list containing 500 households from all races to be submitted to the organisation for further action.

“We will keep the deserving families updated once we received the full details and other information from the donor.

“In the meantime, our CRSM personnel would still be on the ground to provide any necessary assistance,” he said during a gathering to appreciate contributions of CRSM members in helping out victims during the height of the floods.

Also present were Kuantan MCA division chief Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker and Chang’s wife Datin Koo Mui Ling.

Chang said the CRSM headquarters had collected some RM3mil in cash donations and another RM2mil in food items and other necessities to be distributed to flood victims.

He said although the floods were over, there was still much to be done to assist victims who lost their homes and personal belongings.

“These victims are still emotionally affected and need support from the authorities and the public to rebuild their lives.

“I urge more youths to come forward to join us as volunteers to prepare for future rescue and humanitarian missions,” he said, adding that the CRSM headquarters would provide training and guidance in crisis relief efforts.

Meanwhile, Ti said MCA would continue to take the lead in providing services to the people in times of need.

He urged all members to work harder on the ground to regain the people’s support and confidence in the party.

“I believe the people can sense our sincerity and value our good work.

“Our main aim is to serve the people and help resolve their pressing problems,” he said.

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