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How to Help Flood Victims?
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Does anyone know any organisation in Kuching who is collecting items to help the Flood Victims over in West Malaysia?

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Re: How to Help Flood Victims?
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I'm interested to know too.

The easiest way to donate is to give directly to the Malaysian Red Crescent Society via their Maybank account, but I understand why some people would prefer to give items instead.

Someone compiled a list of resources here.

(Catscity project, anyone?)

Posted on: 2007/1/16 9:31
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what do u suggest?

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donate money or items? which is better?

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(Catscity project, anyone?)


what do u suggest?


If the local Red Crescent accepts donations, we can all pitch in, dig up clothings we can't wear anymore, raid our parents' canned food stash and donate the items. Optionally we can pitch in a few bucks and go shopping for items they need, and THEN donate them off. Maybe get our site partners involved too.

As for edwinlgk's question:
I think items are better. Money is convenient... as easy as entering an account number on Maybank, but I've seen and heard of so many ways money can disappear before it reaches the intended recipients.

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hmmm could be a good idea.
is the local cresent doing collection for the flood victims at the moment?

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Don't know. Can call them tomorrow.

Posted on: 2007/1/16 17:49
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if really wanna help. should give a helping hand la. if donate money.... better donate old stuffs la. like last time the tsunami at aceh, indon. some people donate rollerblade & swimming trunks, dunno for what (rollerblade-to outrun the waves? main reason was spring cleaning i think). & in some shipping container, instead of needy items for the victim they found luxury bmw. i think the donation they use to buy car, etc.... besides, i think malaysia government just announce that they plan to pump in many millions to develop johor state to rival singapore... have $ liaw, now just need manpower to provide real help to the flood victims. dunno how many more millions they will pump in to "improve" the "longkang"...

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hmm... then i tink donate items would be far more better... but we must then make sure that the stuffs that are being donated must be useful, No roller blades....

Canned foods... we must checked don't let ppl give expired canned food... I have heard these things happening before, people who donates almost expired canned food or expired canned food, i mean its bad.

Items I can think of:
1. Shirts for the people to wear
2. Some School uniforms (for the kids)
3. School bags
4. Canned foods
5. Shoes?
6. Rice?

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Well, that was interesting.

I called the local branch of Red Crescent and the gentleman informs me that they are not collecting items for West Malaysian victims because charges of sending over will not be cheap. He informs me that we are expecting floods here, so donations of items will be appreciated anyway.

He also sounds a little indignant that I'm asking about people in Johor instead of considering my own backyard first.

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