KUCHING: The #JagaSamaDirik movement, which has been collecting donations, has helped more than 120 families throughout Sarawak.
The movement aims to provide help especially to contract workers, hawkers and those who have lost their sources of income following the implementation of the movement control order (MCO).
Contributions they received so far have been donated by corporate bodies as well as non-governmental organisations (NGOs) such as Grab, Kuching Rotary Club, Mitsubishi Motors, Sarawak Women For Women Society (SWWS), the Former Student Association of St Mary and the army.
Donations of food such as rice, instant noodles, infant formulas, cooking oil, crackers, vegetables and eggs were re-packaged by volunteers before they were sent to the receiving families.
SWWS has also donated a total of 3,780 sanitary pads for the use of at least 250 women.
Meanwhile, the Malaysian Army has offered to help transport personal protective equipment (PPE) made by #JagaSamaDirik volunteers from Kuching to Sibu.
The PPE was then distributed to Covid-19 treatment and screening centres in Belaga, Dalat, Betong, Kapit and Sarikei by volunteers and health workers.
More than 7,300 PPE including footwear, head covers, exterior clothing and face protection masks have been distributed so far.