KUALA LUMPUR: Crisis Relief Squad of MCA (CRSM) is urging the public to donate essentials such as mattresses, pillows and electronic appliances to flood victims who lost such items in the recent disaster.
CRSM National chief Datuk Natalie Lim Chong Ly said it managed to raise over RM200,000 for flood relief efforts through crowdfunding and mobilised 500 volunteers as the disaster worsened earlier this month.
“When our volunteers helped to clear the disaster-stricken areas, they discovered many of the victims’ personal belongings and electrical items were destroyed during the floods, ” she said.
She added that CRSM hoped to raise enough resources to help 5,000 families through its GoCare post-disaster recovery plan.
“We hope to raise RM500,000 from the public or they can contribute supplies such as mattresses, pillows, blankets, gas stoves, rice cookers, kettles and electronic appliances, ” she said.
Lim added that the items would be welcomed especially with the Chinese New Year celebrations just around the corner.
Meanwhile, MCA Youth chairman Datuk Nicole Wong expressed her appreciation to kind Malaysians who donated some of the much-needed items.
She said CRSM would be delivering the latest batch of donated items to flood-affected areas in Pahang on Monday
“We hope to get more support from businesses to help the victims rebuild. There is tax relief for any business that donates at least RM10,000, ” she said.
Wong added the team has also started monitoring flood situations in Sabah and Sarawak and is ready to mobilise volunteers to assist with disaster relief efforts there.
Interested parties looking to help with flood relief efforts can visit www.gocare.org.my.
For further enquiries, please contact 03-2203 3920.