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Charity News

Vijaya (front, right) celebrates her son, Sasitharan’s 16th birthday. His family, relatives and Tzu Chi volunteers gathered together to offer their blessings. [Photograph by Yong Mun Fei]

Thirty-seven-year-old Vijaya celebrates her son’s birthday every year. This year’s celebration however, was an extraordinary one as not only his family and relatives came to his birthday party, Tzu Chi volunteers also joined in this memorable event.

Photo shows a Tzu Chi volunteer providing mental comfort to a Malaysia Airlines employee acted as next of kin. [Photograph by Lee Mun Keat]

For better crisis management and safer airline operations, Malaysia Airlines and Etihad Airways jointly conducted an emergency drill at KL International Airport on May 26, 2016. The exercise was aimed to assess the ability of various units to respond; capability to conduct rescue work; and effectiveness of infrastructure during an emergency.

Volunteers endured the unpleasant odour and transferred bags of stuff to outside the house for sorting. [Photograph by Lai Kin Hoong]

A group of 30 volunteers from Tzu Chi Klang’s Entrepreneurs’ Group and community zones made a joint effort to help Lim Poh Tak clean up his home that was full of stuff. Further to relieving his financial predicament, volunteers also hoped to enlighten him on the differences between resources and junk so that he could have a clutter-free living environment.

With the help of volunteer, Molly sat next to her daughter, Leenie (right), and expressed her care for the latter. [Photograph by Lim Chin Shein]

Eighty-year-old Lin Molly resided in an old folks’ home with her son, while her daughter stayed in a home for the mentally ill. The mother’s only wish was to be united with her daughter. Knowing her plight, Tzu Chi volunteers made the reunion a reality for the family.

Volunteers took great effort to arrange for Cheng Chin Dong to meet with David and to celebrate his birthday. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

Tzu Chi care recipient, 80-year-old Cheng Chin Dong was aged and frail. He slipped into a coma on April 12, 2016, and eventually passed away peacefully on April 21. Volunteers’ 23 years of continuous Great Love, devotion and care had added colours to the blind grandpa’s world.

At the aid distribution held at the mosque in Kampung Habib Abdul Rahman, victim Mohd Tahir bin Layewah (right) was very pleased to receive the cash relief from Tawau volunteers. [Photograph by Yong Sui Mee]

At about 1.30 am on April 13, 2016, a fire broke out at Kampung Titingan Blok 10 and Kampung Habib Abdul Rahman. Approximately 300 wooden houses were burnt down and more than a thousand people were affected. Fortunately all victims escaped unhurt.

Tan Choo Beng was impressed by the volunteers hence determined to do recycling every Friday. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

Tzu Chi volunteer, Chen Wen Han brought his workers to help care recipient, Tan Choo Beng repair his house, while another team of volunteers helped clean the place. The tender care of volunteers touched the grandpa and he too wanted to pay it forward. He is now a monthly donor of Tzu Chi and determined to perform good deeds with volunteers.

Tan Thiam Teck noticed many orphanage children and old folks were having eye problems during a Tzu Chi visit to Persatuan Rumah Kebajikan Rita with his daughter. [Photograph by Koh Poo Leng]

“We were asked to cut the nails for the elderly. I noticed it was not because they could not do it themselves but rather because of their poor eyesight,” remarked Tan Thiam Teck, who was busily conducting eye check-ups for an elderly folk.

Tzu Chi initiated relief operation on the first night of Lunar New Year to several flood-hit areas in Sarawak. [Photograph by Tan Pui Lee]

Several days of heavy rainfall during the Chinese New Year caused two flash floods in Southern Sarawak. Thirty-one and fifty relief centres were setup respectively and 14,678 turnout of residents were evacuated. By February 24, Tzu Chi had carried out two rounds of relief operations.

As a recognition of the love and care given to prisoners, Kluang Prison presented a certificate of appreciation to Tzu Chi. [Photograph provided by Simpang Renggam Prison]

Since July 2008, despite the challenges, there are no complaints or misgivings amongst volunteers. Whenever they recall how the prisoners have sincerely performed the “walking meditation”, how they have watched the Da Ai videos attentively, and the camaraderie between the volunteers and prisoners, the volunteers are inspired to continue with the mission.

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