SOME 9,000 flood-affected families in Pahang have begun to draw down on the one-off RM250 flood relief allowance from MyKasih Foundation.
They will be using their MyKad to purchase food as well as basic household appliances.
This initiative is part of MyKasih’s post-flood relief efforts to help low-income households cope after the devastation of the floods.
A cheque presentation ceremony for RM2.25mil to the recipients was held at SJK (C) Khee Chee in Temerloh, Pahang.
The money comes from RM6mil in donations collected from foundation founder and chairman Tan Sri Dr Ngau Boon Keat and his family, Dialog Group Bhd and its employees, Petronas, Halliburton employees and others.
100% of the donation will be channelled to 24,000 targeted families in Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu.
Present at the ceremony were Dr Ngau, Foundation trustee Datuk Yaacob Amin and Temerloh Assistant District Officer Muhammad Amin Safie as well as 600 of the recipients.
In conjunction with this event, Dr Ngau presented bicycles and schoolbags to 40 pupils of SMJK (C) Hwa Lian and SJK (C) Khee Chee who are beneficiaries of the MyKasih ‘Love My School’ student bursary programme as well as 60 poor students selected by the Temerloh District Education Department.
When the gravity of the floods became clear earlier in the year, MyKasih Foundation made a public appeal for cash donations to reach out to flood-affected families.
“Our donors chose to contribute to MyKasih Foundation because they know that the monies will be channelled directly to targeted recipients via their MyKad.
“This gave them the assurance their donated funds would be used for their intended purpose,” said Dr Ng.