Good Sa­mar­i­tans con­trib­ute to ur­ban poor fam­i­lies for Chi­nese New Year

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KUCH­ING: Five ur­ban poor fam­i­lies yes­ter­day re­ceived con­tri­bu­tion from a group of Good Sa­mar­i­tans in con­junc­tion with the com­ing Chi­nese New Year cel­e­bra­tion.

The group’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive, vol­un­teer so­cial worker Lim Chee Haw said the re­cip­i­ents com­prised four fam­i­lies from KMC Flats and one from Jalan Ang Cheng Ho.

He said the re­cip­i­ents from KMC Flats in­clude Seri Pioh and her hus­band, who are both blind and have two young grand­chil­dren liv­ing with them.

The cou­ple de­pends mostly on their RM600 monthly wel­fare as­sis­tance.

Ja­maliah Pauji, the other re­cip­i­ent, is earn­ing a small in­come work­ing part-time in cof­fee shops to sus­tain the fam­ily since her hus­band be­came phys­i­cally dis­abled fol­low­ing an ill­ness.

They are also de­pen­dant on monthly wel­fare as­sis­tance of RM300.

The other re­cip­i­ent is Florce Sini who, to­gether with her van driver hus­band, is try­ing hard to make ends meet with four school-go­ing chil­dren on their low monthly in­come.

An 84-year- old wheel­chair user Wee Poh Ting also re­ceived the do­na­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to Lim, both Wee and his wife de­pend on their daugh­ter who is work­ing as a daily-paid worker.

Lim Poh Hai is a 43 year- old gen­eral worker lives in a rented lot at Jalan Ang Cheng Ho with his el­derly mother, who is now wheel­chair- bound fol­low­ing a stroke.

“Hav­ing lived through poverty and hard­ship dur­ing my younger years, I un­der­stand their predica­ment and this is why I will con­tinue to reach out to the poor and needy ir­re­spec­tive whether they are in ur­ban or ru­ral ar­eas,” said Lim, a re­tired Ma­rine Po­lice per­son­nel now de­voted to char­ity work.

He thanked a Law and fam­ily from Foo­chow Road No 2, Fook Lai Con­struc­tion in MJC Batu Kawa, a Hii and Chia from Jalan Matang, and oth­ers for their as­sis­tance in this lat­est char­ity act.

Lim said he can be con­tacted at 082-248153 or 016- 8070388 to as­sist poor fam­i­lies in need of coffins for the fu­neral of a de­parted fam­ily mem­ber.

He ex­plained that cash do­na­tions from Good Sa­mar­i­tans are ‘parked’ at a cof­fin shop here to be used when­ever a gen­uine re­quest was re­ceived.

So far, such as­sis­tance had been ren­dered even to fam­i­lies in ru­ral ar­eas in­clud­ing Kam­pung Sadir in Pun­cak Bor­neo, Sun­gai Apong here, Kam­pung Mu­rud Pla­man near Se­rian, Kam­pung Sin­jog near Sibu­ran, Kam­pung Sa­bang in Simun­jan, Kam­pung Tanah Merah at Mile 27 Kuch­ing- Se­rian Road, and Kam­pung Man­tung Ma­rau in Se­rian.

Lim (fourth left) and his en­tourage with the re­cip­i­ents at KMC Flats.

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