Corporate Social Responsibilities
20 Apr 2020
The Star : Low-cost flats residents in PJ receive face masks
 
Low-cost flats residents in PJ receive face masks

By SHALENNY CARINO


Lee (second from left) with two of his committee members and two representatives from the housing committee during the distribution of face masks to low-cost flats residents.
 
NON-GOVERNMENTAL organisation Alliance of Safety Community (Ikatan) has distributed 10,000 face masks to more than 2,000 households in Petaling Jaya.

Each household in the Taman Dato’ Harun, Taman Maju Jaya and Taman Medan low-cost flats received packages containing five face masks each.

Ikatan chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said they had received requests from people in the area and decided to help out.

“This is the first project held by Ikatan to assist the underprivileged during the movement control order (MCO).

“We managed to raise funds and obtained 10,000 face masks,” he said.

Instructions on how to use and dispose of used masks were also printed on the package.

A demonstration was also held to show people how to use the face masks properly, with help from housing committee representatives who were in charge of distributing them to residents.

“My committee members and I adhered to the social distancing SOP when visiting the neighbourhoods.

“Only two representatives from the housing committees were present to receive the face masks and they were responsible to distribute them to residents in each block,” said Lee.

Apart from requests for face masks, Lee said they had also received calls from people asking for hand sanitiser and face shields.

“We explained to them that we had limited funds. We are trying to raise more.

“We want to help those in need because it is important that we all do what we can to prevent the spread of Covid-19,” he said.