Saturday, April 27, 2013

Feeding the Poor - April 2013

Date : 27th April 2013
Time : 0915 to 1045
Location : Klang

The groceries for this month's feeding was sponsored by The Lot Associate, Original Decor Premium Sdn Bhd and Ideao Studio. As usual, purchased are done earlier to allow time to pack the groceries. We arrived early and started the day with breakfast. For this session, I was joined by volunteers Ben, Wendy, Chole, Catherine, Soo Beng, Yong and Melvin. We have quick briefing on what the feeding does and proceed to Tony's home to load the groceries.

Loading into the ROV

Unloading at the first home - Thanks to Reach Out van!

Our first home was an ex-mechanic which suffer stroke and only wife is working. Hence, the groceries provided does enlighten their burden. With the operation on his head due to stroke, the part of the skull is removed to reduce the blood pressure. You will notice a slump on his head.

Unloading for the second home

We actually got lost before we found out its 2 lanes away...The second family we visited was a single mother with 3 kids. This family is just receiving the food for the second month.

For the next home, its another single mother with 4 kids whose husband passed away 3 1/2 years ago due to cancer.

This guy is being taken care by the brother, as he was a victim of a hit and run accident 6 years ago. His skull cap on the right side of his head has been removed and currently waiting for operation. Tony and friends raised RM6000 for the operation.

No worries but happiness...

The next family we visited is another low income family, with the husband working as a lorry driver. They have 5 kids and with 2 childrens are staying in the church. As we climb up the stairs, we noticed 3 bags of rice and was told that it was given to them as its been too long and has bugs. And she was saying will use it to feed the bird.. ;( We advised her how to leave the rice under the hot sun and clean it before consumption.

The next home was located at a low cost area, and as you can see from the photos, there is no furniture inside. We left the groceries outside home due to the wet floor. The mother is one eye blind due to abused by her mother years back. She has 3 schooling children.

This family has a 17 years old disabled son. The daughter (standing behind) just graduated as a phsyiotheraphy and currently looking for a job to help the family. We came here last month as well.

This home is a single mother with 2 children, one in college while the other in school, and the mother is down with heart problem. As she was not around, we left the groceries in the house and inform the trusted neighbours.

The last family that we visited was an 76 years old grandmother, taking care of 3 grandchildren. The daughter is working at nearby shop for RM20 per day, while grandma takes care of the other 2 grandchildren (aged 10 and 8). The youngest child's parents already passed away, hence you can feel the sadness of the old lady thinking about the children's future when she is not around anymore. The elder kid's mother does not earn much and doesnt give any money to the other lady. As she relates her story to us, its just sad to listen to her story. As we leave the home, she came out and ask for money, which we politely tell her that we cant do that.

We delivered to a total of 9 homes today. I would like to thank all the volunteers for coming in today and have a grasp of our activities. As much as we would like sponsorship for the feeding, we would prefer the sponsors join in our activities as well and see how the real life situation on the ground. We also like encourage more volunteers to join us in our future events. Lastly, a BIG THANK YOU to The Lot Associate, Original Decor Premium Sdn Bhd and Ideao Studio for sponsoring this month's groceries to the needy.

We are looking for sponsorship for coming months and if you are interested to sponsor, drop us a line.

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