Although there are only 4,780 families consisting of 21,558 people left at relief centres, life is no longer the same for them as most have lost almost everything
She appealed to corporations, NGOs and individuals to come forward to help the ministry and other agencies in giving a new lease of life to the flood victims, as well as for those who are about to face heavy rains, storms and floods soon.
Interested volunteers can call her officers Rahmah at 019-3865708 or Sheila at 013-3716477, or the fixed line at the Welfare Department 03-26971090.
Corporate companies, non-governmental organisations and individuals are invited to help villages badly hit by the floods via the Government’s Adopt A Village programme.
The programme, launched yesterday, will be jointly operated by the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry and the Information Ministry.
Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said that according to the Social Welfare Department’s assessment, 11,560 houses in Johor, 1,493 in Malacca and 189 in Negri Sembilan were damaged by the floods.
The secretariat, which will be operational for two weeks from yesterday, can be contacted between 9am and 7pm at 03-2287 5155 or 03-2287 0973/76/80.
If you are an individual and want to volunteer, you can provide your:
- contact number
- when available
They will organize transport for a 1 day trip to volunteer. According to the staff whom I got through, they can’t organize for volunteers to stay there as they would have to include places to stay. Maybe some hotels or rich people staying there can help to accommodate volunteers? They will also contact you once they have enough people.