KUCHING: Daily paid workers, who are mostly unemployed now due to the extension of the movement control order (MCO) are grateful as more and more people are coming together to help those in need.
Hope Place together with the Federation of Chinese Associations (FCA) contributed a one-off food aid to needy families since the start of the MCO in June.
“These families all have three things in common: they used to be daily paid workers, they are currently jobless and they all have dependents to care for.
“Apart from food aid, we have also contributed basic essentials such as face masks and hand sanitisers to help protect them from the Covid-19 virus,” said Hope Place in a statement on Thursday (July 1).
Remang, a contract worker and one of the aid recipients expressed his main concern to Hope Place about not having enough money to buy formula milk to feed his three-month-old infant.
Another contract worker, Michael, cried in distress as he told Hope Place about his struggles and asked for temporary assistance, adding that his oldest child is also disabled.
Another family who received similar assistance is Hui Ling, a factory worker who is a single mother with a mentally disabled child.
Hope Place has also contributed food and drinks to the frontliners at several police road blocks in Kuching.
Hope Place Founder, Kelvin Wan recently visited a police road block at Jalan Stapok Utama to distribute food and drinks to the personnel manning the road block.
Among the items contributed were drinking water, instant cup noodles, biscuits, medical face masks, and hand sanitisers supplied by the Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) Kuching Chapter.