The food items ready to be distributed to the less fortunate at MBKS area.

KUCHING: Many concerned and caring citizens of Kuching have come forward by raising fund to help the less fortunate, especially those under the Kuching City South Council (MBKS) who are greatly affected by the movement control order (MCO).

The donation, in the form of cash and essential food items, came from respective individuals as well as corporate bodies.

MBKS mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng conveyed his gratitude to Art for Heart Project, Everrise supermarket, Telekom Malaysia (TM) Sarawak, Kirsen Enterprise, Tan Weng Kean, Best Respect Sdn Bhd and Chee Yong Company.

“I want to thank local artist Gerald Goh who managed to collect a total of RM14,600 from the kind-hearted public for needy families,” he said in his Facebook post.

He also thanked Everrise for sponsoring 60 packets of essential goods for the 60 underprivileged KMC Flats tenants.

As for TM Sarawak, Wee said they have sponsored RM3,500 and with the support of the ‘Warga TM Sarawak’ and collaboration with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and government agencies, assistance and aid were carried out to relieve the burdens of the communities.

“The collaboration with MBKS is by extending cash in complementing the initiatives undertaken by the council in which the amount would be used to purchase food and other necessities which would eventually be handed over to the identified beneficiaries,” he said, adding that similar arrangements were also being carried out with other entities in the state.

He said other generous sponsors include Kirsen Enterprise who sponsored RM3,000, Tan Weng Kean (RM1,000), Best Respect Sdn Bhd (RM1,000) and Chee Yong Company (RM2,000).

“As the mayor of Kuching South, it is my hope that the aid, donation or the sponsorship from all of you, be it in the form of money or essentials, would at least relieve a little burden off the shoulders of needy communities in Kuching South,” he said.