Old folks home in Serdang needs financial assistance

Xiao Xin Serdang Old Folks Home houses 12 residents aged 63 to 74. — SAMUEL ONG/The Star

XIAO Xin Serdang Old Folks Home in Taman Sri Serdang, Serdang in Selangor, is pleading for public donations to support the daily expenses of 12 residents at the home.

The home is low on funds and relying mainly on public donations, as it has been greatly affected during the Phase One of the National Recovery Plan (NRP).

Home manager YT Ong said food and medical needs took up the bulk of the expenses.

“We are struggling to sustain ourselves and donations are dwindling due to the enforced movement restrictions which affected our donors.

“Monthly expenses are estimated at around RM13,600 to support the residents, pay utilities as well as for management of the place,” he said.

He disclosed that there had been plans to renovate the home to include an additional cooktop and toilet.

“The extension, with a pergola planned, is for the comfort of the residents.

“We hope to make the home more spacious and the entire project comes up to RM80,000,” he said.

Volunteer Albert Poon said the residents, aged between 63 and 74, needed financial aid from the public.

“Before this, more people would visit and send us food.

“However, visitation is not allowed now due to the NRP and we are running on a tight budget,” he said, hoping that well-wishers could extend a helping hand.

Those who wish to make donations can call the home at 016-885 1687. — By JAROD LIM

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