Flood Victims in Dire Need of Assistance

Non-stop torrential rains in the Eastern Coast of Peninsular Malaysia have resulted in the worst floods that Malaysia has seen in years.

Severe flashfloods and landslides have led to the destruction of homes and infrastructure, and over 119,000 people have been reallocated to evacuation centres throughout Kelantan, Terengganu, Perlis, Perak, Pahang and Johor.

These people have lost their livelihoods and are struggling to put their lives back together. As fellow Malaysians, it is our responsibility to assist others who are in great need. Help can be provided in the form of donations or volunteering.

Flood 1

source: Malaysia-chronicle.com

Flood 2

source: usa.chinadaily.com.cn

There are still organisations that are collecting donations and contributions to the flood victims. These are a few of the many organisations that you can head to:

DONATE ITEMS

1)    Natural Disaster Aid Drop Off Centre (open 24 hours)

Please send any of these items:
a. Food and drinking water
b. Blankets
c. Diapers
d. Milk formula
e. Batteries of all sizes

Venue: Kompleks Sukan Negara Bukit Kiara, Bangunan Pusat Tingkat Jati (Pusat Simulasi), Lot 3959, Jalan 1/70D, Bukit Kiara 60000 KL
M: 012 2066653, 016 2474400, 017 3087649, 016 26511573

 2)   8share

What: Mats, pillows, diapers, sanitary pads, blankets, sarongs, dry food, plastic plates and cutlery.

Venue: Rev Asia, The Penthouse, Level 19, Uptown 1, Jalan SS21/58, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya

When: Dec 29 – Jan 9 (Monday to Friday 10am to 7pm)

Contact: 03 7710 0180 

3)   CIMB Foundation

Collection centres are set up at:

  • Bangsar Village 1
  • Jaya Shopping Centre
  • Menara CIMB in KL Sentral
  • Menara Bumiputera Commerce in Jalan Raja Laut

4)  TGV cinemas

Collection centres are set up at:

  • All TGV cinemas in Peninsular Malaysia
  • What: Biscuits, canned food, milk formula, mineral water, sanitary pads and diapers
  • When: Daily (10am to 10pm)

5)   Firefly Relief Fund

Collection centres are set up at:

  • Firefly Business Lounge, 1st Floor, Skypark Subang Terminal, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang
  • Firefly Airport Ticketing Centre, Sultan Ismail Petra Airport, Kota Baru
  • Firefly Airport Ticketing Centre, Penang International Airport, Bayan Lepas, Penang.

Note that flood victims are in great need of the following items:

1)   Mats

2)   Blankets

3)   Towels

4)   Diapers

5)   Sanitary pads

6)   Cooking oil

7)   Bottled water

8)   Milk powder

9)   Rice

10) Canned food

11)  Clean clothes

 

CASH DONATIONS

1) Red Crescent: East Coast Flood Relief Fund

Contact: Puan Nor Aziah Budin, Executive Secretary at 03 2144 9227/[email protected]
Puan Siti Shamsinar bt Mustapha, Finance Manager at 03-21448122/[email protected]

2) Mercy Malaysia

CIMB Bank account:  1253- 0009143-05-2
Malaysian Medical Relief Society
Swift Code: CIBBMYKL
Maybank account: 5121 7433 0722
Mercy Malaysia

3) Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (JOAS)
Bank account: 014196001605 (Maybank)
Contact: 013 3508 058 / [email protected] (Please email for copy of receipt.) The Swift Code is MBBEMYKL or Routing Code: is 026001287.

Donors can keep track of their donations here.

(JOAS) has compiled a working list, click here, to improve coordination on sending food and aid to these villages cut off from supply routes and major roads.

Particularly, if you have a four wheel drive with experience driving in rough terrain, boats/kayaks, or helicopters please contact JOAS

 

HANDS-ON VOLUNTEERING

1) YouthCare Malaysia

Volunteering opportunities:

  • Clean flood victims’ houses, schools and public areas
  • Rebuild homes

Their next volunteering activity will be held on the 9th January 2015.

Individuals who are interested can contact Nicole Wong – 0123269069 or Sean Tan – 0166596888 or check their Facebook page out at www.facebook.com/pages/YouthCare-Movement-Malaysia/1525145374404701

YouthCare Malaysia is also in need of school uniforms for the primary and high school children of the flood victims.

2)   Prime Minister’s Department Club

Volunteering opportunities:

  • Post flood cleanup and support

Where: Perak, Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan

When: Jan 1-24 (7 days maximum per person)

Group 1: Jan 5-11

Group 2: Jan 12-16

Group 3: Jan 19-24

Contact: 017 700 7970 (Hilmi) / 019 318 5825 (Izuan)

(Food, transport, T-shirt, hostel and certificate provided)

 

Thanks for reading and please share this out to your friends who want to help the flood victims.

 

If there are any other ways DSG can help, please feel free to let us know. In the mean time, let’s play our duty as Malaysians and provide as much help as we can to the flood victims.

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