Festive aid for five families

IJM Land representatives presenting Lee (second from right) with an ang pow and other essentials during their visit to her house.

FIVE needy families in Seremban, Negri Sembilan, were able to have a decent Chinese New Year celebration after property developer IJM Land Bhd came to their aid.

The families each received a RM1,200 ang pow as well as groceries and other necessities worth RM300 from a team led by IJM Land senior general manager (central region) Datuk Hoo Kim See.

The event was part of the developer’s annual Chinese New Year charity programme.

“We at IJM Land wish to help these families, who have been struggling to make ends meet during these challenging times, and give them the opportunity to celebrate Chinese New Year.

“We also decided to assist these families as they were torn between celebrating the lunar new year and paying their outstanding bills while putting food on the table.

“This year, we hope to make a difference so that they will be able to do both and enjoy a joyous celebration without having to worry much,” Hoo said.

Among the aid recipients were Lee Yet Yun, a 41-year-old single mother of seven, one of whom suffers from a learning disorder; Chap Kai Fai, 42, who lost his job amid the Covid-19 pandemic; and Au Yang Kar Yan, 36, who is also a single mum.

Hoo hoped that the aid would help these families which have been in a difficult position both financially and emotionally because of the pandemic.

“Ever since the pandemic started, IJM Land has been striving to become a pillar of hope and strength for the needy.

“In this Year of the Tiger, we want to help instil courage and resilience in them as we believe they can come out stronger as long as they get help,” he said.

Since 2010, IJM Land has launched various community programmes that have benefited more than 600 families in Negri Sembilan.

The programmes include the Home Rehabilitation Programme (myHome), Mesra Ramadan, Deepavali Charity Cheer Programme, Bantuan Baucar Sara Hidup, Pre-school Subsidy Programme and Helping Hands: Homes Initiative.

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