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Charity News

Tzu Chi volunteers would always cheer Low Yeow Sin whenever he came to the free clinic for treatment. With love and care from everyone, he started to smile again. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

Polio victim, Low Yeow Sin, suffered a further blow when he had a stroke two years ago. He almost gave up at one point. However, with support and encouragement from his primary schoolmates, as well as, Tzu Chi volunteers from Melaka Buddhist Tzu-Chi Free Clinic, he finally stood up and smiled.

Nor Aisah’s (right) mother and sister were moved to tears in sharing her happiness. [Photograph by Yong Mun Fei]

Without her glasses, Nor Aisah could hardly see things clearly. It was taxing for her to read and write, and sometimes, she even tripped over and fell. Her face beamed with joy when volunteers presented her with a new pair of glasses, and that brought tears to her mother and sister’s eyes.

Aid distribution in cash and kind were delivered to the fire victims. [Photograph by How Boon Tah]

A news report on a fire that had occurred in the community led Tzu Chi volunteers in Melaka to extend help and care to the victims.

Double-storey terrace houses of five Malay families at Taman Mewah in Kuala Krau were damaged in a fire breakout, volunteers went to the affected area to extend care and aid. Photo shows victims acknowledging receipt of the aid relief. [Photograph by Tee Chee Yoong]

Tzu Chi volunteers arrived in time to provide care and help upon hearing the news of fire that broke out at Taman Mewah, Kuala Krau, Pahang; it affected five Malay families, damaging their double-storey terrace houses. One of the victims, also the Village Head, Mohd Kamaruddin was grateful to Tzu Chi for extending help again.

Both Mek Wook and Lavish are delighted with the “facelift” that the volunteers gave to their house. [Photograph by Yong Mun Fei]

The sight of her messy and reeky flat often leaves 76-year-old Mek Wook sighing helplessly. A cleaner and more comfortable home was what she yearned for, for many years. Twenty Tzu Chi volunteers armed with brooms, paint and new mats, came to her apartment. Within four hours, the volunteers washed, cleaned, redecorated her flat and gave it a new look and feel. With loving hearts, her dream was fulfilled.

On August 2, 2015, Klang volunteers and island volunteers carried out home visits on Pulau Ketam, providing the island’s students an opportunity to study. [Photograph by Koh Poo Leng]

On the August Charity Day, Tzu Chi Klang’s volunteers visited applicants of Tzu Chi Study Grant in Pulau Ketam. They did not have the usual challenge of locating the addresses, but encountered problems when the home address did not correspond to the actual applicant. Volunteers then had to rely on the applicant’s photo to find the right address.

Koh Geok Ping is most contented to see Ong Swee Geok forget her grudges and move on with her life vigorously. [Photograph by Lee Kin Chee]

“I hope to live longer as there are still people who care for me,” sobbed Tzu Chi care recipient Ong Swee Geok. Another care recipient, Wong Foi Cheng shared, “She is a Guanyin Bodhisattva who answered all my wishes.” They were all referring to Tzu Chi volunteer, Koh Geok Ping, who is not only a mentor to care recipients but also cares for them sincerely and compassionately like family members.

Volunteers from Kota Kinabalu made a trip to visit and extend their regards to Mirviana Majikin and her baby. They were excited to hold the newborn. [Photograph by Ong Zhong Hui]

Opened 12 years ago, the Rumah Penyayang Tzu Chi Pitas has welcomed its 1,000th baby at 6.27 am on July 31, 2015!

Volunteers worked in teams to shift Siow Yin Min’s belongings to his new home. [Photograph by Tay Jee Un]

“Now we don’t have to worry anymore. At least we have a roof over our heads. My sincere thanks to Tzu Chi volunteers; you all are so helpful,” expressed Tzu Chi care recipient, Siow Yin Min smilingly, as he and his wife set foot in their new home at Taman Rasah Jaya, Seremban.

Volunteers arrived at Chuah to comfort the victims. [Photograph by Chong Hong Jun]

Eight century-old shop houses in Chuah, Port Dickson, were gutted by fire recently. Upon learning of the news from the media, Tzu Chi volunteers immediately rushed to the site to assess and distribute cash relief to seven affected families, putting into action Master Cheng Yen’s teaching: “Tzu Chi volunteers appear wherever there is adversity and suffering.”