Rotary Help for Baling
President Thiaggu, and Rotarians Moorthy and Dr Parthiban went into action yesterday to obtain and deliver some items of urgent need for Baling flood victims in in the community of Tanjung Merbau, at the bank of Sungai Kupang. Lotus's sponsored 15 stoves and 30 rice cookers. RM 1,514 was approved by the District Disaster Relief Committee for this project. This was for kettles. The object was to quickly get the community back on their feet in self-supply of drinking water and rapidly restore their kitchen function. Rotaractors from AIMST University were an immense help. Our First Lady Shareta was also in action.
Rotary Club of Bandar Sungai Petani partnered Micron Malaysia to provide urgent aid to flood hit Kampung Batu Ferringhi today. RM10,000 worth of mattresses and food supplies were sponsored by Micron Malaysia. Mr Amarjit and Micron Malaysia team met up with us at Batu Ferringhi and paid a visit to affected families before distributing the emergency rations ti them. President Gopaldhass led the Rotary team comprising Rotarians Koek, Thiaggu, Jega and Dr Bernard.
A few days ago, some areas in Penang were hit by flash floods, many among them villages in Tanjung Tokong, Tanjung Bungah and Batu Ferringhi. One of the worst hit places was Kampung Mutiara (Kubur) in Batu Ferringhi, Penang.
Mr Moorthy from Micron got in touch with us on Wednesday night and asked if we could coordinate a project there to provide immediate aid from Micron Malaysia. The budget was RM10,000.
After consulting the Tok Imam who is the local leader there, there was a pressing need for foodstuff and mattresses and the 34 families there lost almost everything they had.
Thus, since last night, President Gopal, Service Projects Chair Koek and President-Elect Thiaggu have mobilised to arrange for mattresses, pillows and groceries for the 34 affected families. Today, we loaded all the mattresses on to Thiaggu's lorry and groceries on to Thiaggu's Ford Ranger, and Gopal, Thiaggu and Koek will be delivering the items to the affected village tomorrow.
Please accept our sincere thank you for your support to our efforts with Mt Agung
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