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The annual year-end distribution event was held on January 6, 2019. Tzu Chi volunteers and all care recipients gathered to celebrate the New Year. [Photograph by Pang Yi Xiang]

At the year-end distribution event, some attendees bravely shared their heartfelt sentiments on-stage, while others presented a “Thank You” card as a token of gratitude to those who matter in their life. A loving hug wipes away tears and bitter memories of the past that have been long kept to oneself. The company of others helps us to better deal with the low points in our life.

Tzu Chi volunteers distributed cash relief to the affected victims. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

Towards the end of 2018, a housing estate in Tebong, located in the outskirts of Malacca, was hit by a severe thunderstorm. After due evaluation and assessment, it was decided that emergency cash relief be distributed to 17 families to help tide them over the new year.

Tang Wai Cheong (1st left) received a red envelope of blessings and wisdom from the volunteer. He aspired to join the volunteers on their visit to a centre for the disabled in Kuala Kubu Bahru, to send his love to the residents. [Photograph by Leong Chian Yee]

Tzu Chi KL & Selangor hosted 15 sessions of the annual Year-end Blessing Ceremony between December 2018 and January 2019. It was a time primarily for self reflection, a time to express our gratitude to those who have helped us and also gratitude to those who have given us the opportunity to help them. The highlight of this ceremony was receiving Master Cheng Yen’s red envelope of blessings and wisdom for the year ahead.

On December 16, 2018, Wati (3rd from left) brought her family to the Year-end Blessing Ceremony to share their experience and express their gratitude to Tzu Chi. [Photograph by Chin Fook Chuen]

Rahim bin Awang was paralysed due to a stroke, but with the help of a saviour, he has gradually regained his ability to sit up and even walk. His home, once sombre, is now filled with laughter. It might come as a surprise to some that small acts of kindness could stir large ripples of love.

Families of the injured were grateful for the timely care and aid from volunteers. [Photograph by Sim Teck Ane]

On December 4, 2018, an explosion at Kuching CityONE Megamall killed 3 and injured 41 people. Tzu Chi volunteers were mobilized to go to the General Hospital to provide care and aid to the injured and their families.

Volunteers, who treated Arbaiyah (right) like family, gathered at her place on the eve of her departure. [Photography by Eddie Chang Kheng Ho]

On December 4, 2018, Tzu Chi volunteers visited the severely-ill Arbaiyah before she returned to Indonesia to receive medical care. Volunteers brought along some basic supplies and a red envelope of blessings, and wished Arbaiyah a safe journey and speedy recovery on her return.

Tan Sock Peng (Left) and volunteers presenting Christmas gifts to David Raj’s family. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

David Raj and his family were in a difficult situation after he suffered a stroke. Fortunately, after countless physiotherapy treatments along with the encouragements from Tzu Chi volunteers, church members and loved ones over the course of more than a year, he has regained some of his physical strength and speech abilities. With Christmas around the corner, volunteers brought him a long-anticipated gift…

Tzu Chi volunteers handed out relief cash to the affected stall-owners. [Photograph by Siow Yau Chu]

Fifteen hawker stalls at Restoran Limbok in Seremban were gutted by a big fire, affecting the livelihood of the stall-owners. Tzu Chi volunteers distributed relief cash on November 29, after assessing the damages.

The charity run, which took about a year to plan and prepare, attracted participation from over 2,300 people. [Photograph by Goh Yoong Khooi]

Tzu Chi Keningau organized a charity run to raise funds for the extension of the Keningau Hospital’s Haemodialysis Centre. It received positive support from the district council, hospitals, schools, religious organizations, Chinese associations, police bureau, voluntary organizations, and the public at large.

Volunteers presented gift packs filled with Deepavali goodies to the care recipients, wishing them a happy Deepavali. [Photograph by Chan Hin Yee]

Living in a multi-racial country, it is natural for Malaysians to celebrate festivities together as one big family, regardless of race and religion. With Deepavali a month away, Tzu Chi KL & Selangor especially organized a celebration event for its Indian care recipients and their families on October 7, 2018 at 11 locations, bringing smiles to the faces of this underprivileged group of people in conjunction with the festival of lights. In addition to performances, vegetarian food and festive packs, volunteers also arranged activities to promote filial piety among the attendees.

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