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Charity News

Halimah happily sat on her bed and chatted with volunteers after they helped to make her bed. [Photograph by Tan Lian Hee]

After her 25-year-old son was arrested for drug addiction, Halimah, a 55-year-old widow, lives alone in her home that had leaking rooftop, broken door and windows. Empathized with her predicament, Tzu Chi volunteers not only provide her with living allowances, but also helped her to repair her home so that she could have a good night’s sleep.

Photo shows Tzu Chi volunteers cleaning the compound of Lim Ru Yu’s house. [Photograph by Cheng Ching Nong]

Due to their mobility problems, Tzu Chi care recipient, Lim Ru Yu and wife could not clean the house themselves. Stuff kept piling up while bushes grew wild around the house. The place had provided breeding grounds for mosquitoes and insects too. Upon learning of their predicament, Tzu Chi volunteers helped clean the house.

The “Send Love to Haiti” campaign 1aunched by Tzu Chi KL & Selangor received a positive response in
the community. [Photograph by Boon Wui Kong]

93°C Café and Taihoyo Store organized a fundraising event to send love to Haiti. Together with their eight staff, owners, Chen Kuei Chou and Lin Chia Hua, worked tirelessly from eight in the morning till seven in the evening on November 6 just to be with the hurricane victims.

Tzu Chi volunteers offered timely aid including relief cash and necessities to the fire victims. [Photograph by Ong Seng Yeow]

Letchumi a/p Munswami’s house was burnt down in a fire, and in these difficult times, the care-giving, relief cash and daily necessities from Tzu Chi and other welfare bodies have helped to comfort the family.

The Deepavali distribution held by Tzu Chi Muar on October 2, 2016, had benefitted 83 families of Tzu Chi care recipients and beneficiaries of Happy Schooling Scheme. [Photograph by Ng Pei Sze]

Tzu Chi volunteers held a Deepavali distribution for the Indian community. There were also performances by the students and cookies prepared by the care recipient. Some even brought back the bamboo banks. Love and gratitude filled the air when different nationalities celebrated the festival together.

Sixty-six Tzu Chi volunteers from Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia were joined by 72 local Tzu Chi volunteers to conduct the third round of distribution in Phnom Penh. [Photograph by Woo Yoke Bee]

After the second round of rice distribution in August 2016, 68 volunteers from Tzu Chi Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia were joined by 72 enthusiastic local volunteers on September 23 to conduct the third round of distribution in Phnom Penh.

After surveying the flooding situation at Kampung Sungai Lima, a mini aid distribution was held at Khor Ben Chuan’s house on September 25, 2016. Photo shows volunteer, Tan Sow Lang handing out cash aid and eco-blanket to a villager respectfully. [Photograph by Ng Su Lim]

Although villagers of Kampung Sungai Lima were prepared for high tides, they were still caught by surprise when unusually high tides gushed into their house on September 18 and 19, 2016. This was the worst flooding since it last happened in 1996. Not only was the shrimp drying area destroyed, the villagers’ daily routine was also affected.

Granny Rajimah was sad about the fire. Volunteers immediately offered her some encouraging words. [Photograph by Foo Kee Luan]

At about 1.30 pm on August 2, 2016, a fire broke out at Kampung Paya, Tanjung Batu Tengah, Tawau. The cause of fire was due to an electrical short circuit; and as most of the houses were made of wood, they perished in the fire together with the villagers’ personal belongings and valuables.

Volunteer Koh Kum Seong was taken aback by a staff with her realistic portrayal of the victim’s wife. Though it was just a drill, she felt one could be utterly helpless when impermanence strikes. [Photograph by Yong Sui Mee]

On August 11, 2016, at about 10 am, an airplane with 150 passengers and crew members slid off the runway while attempting to land at Kota Kinabalu International Airport, killing 48 on board and injuring 58 more. This emergency drill sparked a brief media panic when passengers at the airport mistook it for real.

A free clinic and haircut is held for Muar long-term care recipients on the first Saturday morning every month. [Photograph by Huang Mei Zhen]

Tzu Chi Muar has been conducting free clinic and haircuts for their long-term care recipients on the first Saturday morning of every month. These services have been carried out for 13 years without fail. The missions of medical and charity has provided love and care for the care recipients and warmed the hearts of many.

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