A LOCAL club, like many other organisations, companies and individuals, is doing its part as the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to threaten the health and well-being of families across the country, particularly among the low-income group.
Members of Lions Club of Damansara Kuala Lumpur decided to extend help in the form of food aid to 1,800 families from the B40 group who are facing financial hardship.
The first 400 families to receive the aid were from Kampung Baru Jinjang Utara and the Sri Aman People’s Housing Project (PPR).
“It is the first phase of the club’s B40 Families Charity and Humanitarian Project,” said its organising chairman Tan Sooi Ann, adding that the club would continue the project based on the needs and availability of funds.
The club had earlier worked with local community leaders to identify and register families that needed help.
The particulars of the residents — mainly senior citizens, single parents and daily wage earners — were then recorded and added to the list. Many of them had lost their income because of the movement control order and other restrictions arising from the pandemic.
Tan thanked members and volunteers who had helped as well as corporate sponsors Mamee-Double Decker (M) Bhd, which donated instant noodles, and Supratechnic (M) Sdn Bhd for its RM5,000 donation.
Club president Ding Sing Leong said there were other projects planned in the areas of education, eyecare, diabetes awareness, childhood cancer, the environment and others to benefit the community, particularly the poor.
Also present at the food aid distribution events were Lions Club International District 308 B1 Malaysia immediate past district governor Kenny Low, first vice-district governor Dorothy Ong, past council chair Lim Hoe Guan, Jinjang North Yoke Tian Tong Temple chairman Datuk Lai Fong Wah and Sri Aman PPR Residents Association chairman Mohamed Nawaz Koya.