Hope Place responds to calls for help from needy

Hope Place handing out food aid.

KUCHING: Hope Place Kuching have been giving one-off relief assistance to people severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The non-governmental organisation handed out aid to families in quarantine, people at locations under enhanced movement control order and frontliners.

“Last week alone, Hope Place received more than 60 calls from people in need of not only food but also baby diapers and baby food.

“Most of the callers were from families with infants, while some were senior citizens.

“There’s also a caller who is wheelchair-bound with two grandchildren living with her, and she expressed her anxiety and frustration during this crisis,” said Hope Place.

“Another was from an elderly couple living in a rural area and unable to get help as they have no transportation.

“We came to their house and gave food while an elderly aged 75, living with her mentally disabled son, was asking for help for her 80-year-old husband stuck in Samarahan.”

Hope Place said every call would be assessed since aid would only be given to those truly in need.

“Hope Place will be giving priority to families with babies and the elderly. We are very thankful to members of the public who have supported our cause.”

Hope Place or Persatuan Kebajikan Harapan Kuching can be reached at 082-505987 from 8am until 5pm on Mondays to Fridays, and 8am until 12pm on Saturdays.  

Donations are welcomed and receipts will be given upon request. The public can donate directly to Hope Place’s Maybank account 511289001160 or go to its Facebook page to donate via QRPay.

A senior citizen, who is wheelchair-bound, receiving food aid from Hope Place.