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Volunteers presented cash relief to the victims. [Photograph by Lee Heng Lun]

A rainstorm in Jelebu blew off the rooftops of some residential and shop units; furniture and other stuffs in the units were dampened. Tzu Chi volunteers from Seremban visited the affected families to assess the situation and comfort the victims, before holding a cash relief distribution at a community hall.

Volunteers giving out relief cash to the Kampung Lingkudau Tengah fire victims. [Photograph by Tony Lai]

On the night of August 4, 2018, a massive fire broke out and destroyed 11 houses at Kampung Lingkudau Tengah, affecting 218 people from 39 households. Fortunately, no one was injured. Tzu Chi volunteers borrowed the space of a local mosque to give out relief cash to the fire victims. They were touched by the gesture and grateful for the help rendered.

Volunteer Yeap Hoi Ting (2nd right) and Granny Lim are not blood related. However, they have fostered a grandmother-granddaughter like relation that makes others envy of them. [Photograph by Yong Mun Fei]

Although Lim Yoke Mee (fondly referred to as Granny Lim) and Tzu Chi volunteer Yeap Hoi Ting are not related, their close relationship resembled the love and trust between a grand-daughter with her grandmother. Residents in the nursing home, where Granny Lim stays, were amazed and extremely touched by the close bond between them which is difficult to comprehension.

Lee Kah Chun (left) thanked the volunteers and medical professionals for giving him the courage to continue living. [Photograph by Woo Yoke Bee]

Life used to be vibrant for Lee Kah Chun, and he used to think that life is within his control. Now, at age 30, his disabling medical conditions had brought him to the brink of death a few times. He finally realized that he has no control over his life. But he is grateful to his father, Tzu Chi volunteers and TIMA members for their care for his medical and emotional needs, and for staying by his side as he faces the challenges ahead of him.

Kong Pui Choon thanked Ng Kim Poh (middle) and other volunteers for cleaning up their home and sending items like mattresses to improve their quality of life. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

The elderly Kong brothers lived in a terraced house filled with recyclables. When volunteers visited the home, they found out that the elder brother, Kong Pui Choon, who had a stroke, and the younger brother, Kong Ah Chye, who has a slight mental disability, were living in a poor environment. Volunteers not only took the brothers to seek medical treatment, but also repaired and reorganized their home.

Volunteer Ong Seng Yeow facilitated the Book Study Club at Simpang Renggam Prison, reading “Earth Treasury Sutra – Interpretation by Master Cheng Yen”. [Photograph provided by Simpang Renggam Prison]

Can a Book Study Club be successfully launched in a prison? Will the inmates read and understand the Sutra? Prior to starting the Study Club in the prison, a Tzu Chi volunteer from Kluang read up the scriptures and prepared an 11-session reading plan, to share the Sutra content with the inmates in an easy-to-comprehend way.

Fire victim, Koe He Chooi, donated the relief cash he received back to Tzu Chi to help those who are more in need. [Photograph by Cheong Siew Wai]

A merciless blaze destroyed three old shop-houses at Pengerang, and took away the lives of a senior couple, who ran an electrical appliance shop. Upon receipt of the news, Tzu Chi volunteers were mobilized to assess the situation and comfort the fire victims.

Tzu Chi Kuching held a joint celebration of Gawai Dayak and Eid al-Fitr on July 1, 2018. At the event, Tzu Chi volunteers led the children to perform sign language interpretation of the song, “We Are Family”. [Photograph by Ng Hsiung Hsiung]

On July 1, 2018, Tzu Chi Kuching centre was merry with volunteers busily preparing for the Gawai Dayak celebration and Eid al-Fitr gathering, before welcoming the care recipients from 26 households.

Goh Kok Eng (left) and TIMA doctor visited care recipient, Choo Kim. [Photograph by Low Siew Lian]

Initially, he could not understand the volunteers’ kind intention and tried to chase them away. But for his son in jail, volunteers did not give up. They tried all means and finally managed to gain his trust. With that, the father and two sons had a change of fate for the better.

At volunteers’ encouragement, Geetha, who was recovering from her injury, followed her husband, Sukumaran, to take part in recycling activity. [Photograph by Koh Poo Leng]

Tzu Chi volunteers walked into the life of Sukumaran’s family five years ago, through an affinity bridged by Tzu Chi Study Grant. Back then, Sukumaran was facing a business crisis and his wife, Geetha, was suffering from a severe spinal injury due to a traffic accident. With volunteers’ caring companionship, their life is gradually back on track again. Although there are still many challenges ahead, the couple is determined to walk the Bodhisattva Path to reciprocate the kindness they have received.

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