KUCHING: Hope Place Kuching has stepped in to assist 10 families with a one-off food aid in Sebuyau and Betong this week following a report from members of the public.
The non-governmental organisation (NGO) said the families are daily-paid workers who have lost their jobs due to the movement control order (MCO) imposed to curb the spread of Covid-19.
The plight of these families was brought to light by a local start-up company, Hubridy Sdn Bhd, which provides accommodation and student essentials, transportation services as well as electrical and construction works.
The company has been seeking local unemployed individuals to fill in for their numerous vacancies and was shocked upon knowing the conditions of many unfortunate families that have been affected by the pandemic.
At the same time, Hubridy Sdn Bhd has asked Hope Place to assist four other families in Samarahan.
Since the beginning of the MCO here in June this year, Hope Place has provided a one-off food assistance to over 300 jobless families, the majority of whom are either daily paid employees or abandoned elderlies.
Inspired by the NGO’s efforts, Hubridy Sdn Bhd has also agreed to cooperate with Hope Place to assist the underprivileged here by all means.
The company also welcomes anyone who is interested in seeking employment opportunities to send in their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 014-3028868.
For more information, Hope Place or Persatuan Kebajikan Harapan Kuching can be contacted at 082-505987. Its opening hours are from 8am to 5pm from Monday till Friday and 8am to 12pm on Saturdays.
The public are welcome to donate directly to its bank account (MBB — 511289001160) or visit is Facebook page to obtain the Sarawak Pay QR code. Receipts will be provided upon request.