Star Media Group’s Chinese radio station 988 FM has partnered with MCA’s Crisis Relief Squad (CRSM) to help needy people at People’s Housing Project (PPR) Bukit Jalil in Kuala Lumpur.
The group visited three families who had placed a white flag in front of their units.
The White Flag movement, which encourages those in need of help to hang a white sheet outside their homes, has shown that Malaysians are always ready and willing to lend a hand to those who deserve it.
988 FM chief executive Woo Bee Ay said that as a media company, the radio station wanted to urge those in need of help to request it.
“We encourage the public to help their neighbors without prejudice.
“Sometimes those who need help may not know where to turn, but we can take action and help ease their burden,” she said.
The team distributed basic necessities such as rice, canned sardines, beans, sugar, salt, masks, hand sanitizer, cookies and bread to the families they visited. .
Deejay 988 FM Joycelyn Chu also spoke with some of the family to learn more about their situation and how the team could help them.
“The families we have helped are either among the poorest or have lost their ability to work due to injuries from accidents,” she said.
“988 FM wants those who really need help during this Covid-19 pandemic as well as those who wish to contribute to contact us through our official Facebook account at www.facebook.com/988.my.
“We will compile a list and send it to CRSM.”
Meanwhile, Federal Territories CRSM chief Steward Loke said he had also distributed aid to several families living in PPR apartments in Bukit Jalil and Wangsa Maju.
“We have supported the families of PPR Bukit Jalil during the Chinese New Year this year and have given single parents, families with disabled people, the elderly and the poorest food and financial assistance.
“We are aware that many families in these apartments need help.
“When a resident told me about these three families with a white flag, we came to help him,” he said.
Loke said that currently GoCare, a crowdfunding initiative of CRSM, also raises funds for disadvantaged people.
“Anyone can participate and generate funds through donations or the sale of various foods or other items.
“We also hope to serve as a platform connecting charities to help those in need,” he said.
For details call 03-2203 3920 or 019-669 6278 or visit www.facebook.com/gocareorg