NGO lends help to Serian flood victims

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KUCHING: Hope Place, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has come to the aid of flood centres in the Serian area, providing necessities for victims affected by the recent floods.

Hope Place founder Kelvin Wan said they received information in the late afternoon on Thursday (Feb 4) that Serian area flood centres were in need of help.

“Without any delay, we started packing cup noodles, 3-in-1 milo and coffee, biscuits, masks, soap, and hand sanitiser for the Serian zone flood centres,” he said.

The team arrived at Kampung Lintang Baru Multipurpose Hall in Serian at around 9.30pm, whereby Wan handed over the goods to the Civil Defence Force (APM) officer on duty.

The team then delivered items to the Serian Community Hall.

Wan said they would continue delivering essential items to other flood centres in Serian on Friday (Feb 5), adding that there was a total of 11 flood centres operating in the Serian area.

“Around 700 victims are occupying these 11 flood centres,” he said.

For more information, Hope Place can be reached at 013-5672775. Currently, the non-governmental organisation (NGO) cares for over 190 needy families.

Their new opening hours are from 8am to 5pm on Mondays to Fridays and 8am to 12pm on Saturdays. They are closed on Sundays and public holidays.

Members of the public who are interested in making a donation can bank in to Persatuan Kebajikan Harapan Kuching, Maybank account 5112-8900-1160.

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