Astro Radio stations help in flood relief

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Astro Radio crew and squad hand over donated items to flood victims in Serian.

Astro Radio crew and squad hand over donated items to flood victims in Serian.

KUCHING: Following the floods that occurred here recently, three Astro Radio stations – Era FM, Hitz FM and My FM Sarawak – have been coordinating relief efforts to collect items such as daily necessities to help families affected by the natural disaster in several areas.

On March 1, the crew and squad from the three radio stations together with officers from Malaysia Civil Defence Department (JPAM) Sarawak visited the relief centres in Serian where they delivered the daily necessities to those in need.

Era FM, Hitz FM and My FM also conducted interviews with a number of victims and civil defence officials on the latest flood situation, which was broadcast live on the three radio stations.

Meanwhile, on Feb 23 and 24, Era FM, Hitz FM and My FM sent their squad and some of their crew members to Emart Batu Kawa to help facilitate public aid to flood victims.

Due to the overwhelming response from the public, the collection was extended to Feb 29 with Everrise BDC being the final venue for Era FM, Hitz FM and My FM announcers and cruisers to collect the donations from the public.

Among the many items received at the collection centre that opened from 12.30pm to 8pm were food and beverage, kitchen utensils, clothes, mattresses, pillows and blankets.

In addition to the collection counters, those still keen to donate can send their items to the Secretariat of Disaster Centre at the Civil Defence Department Sarawak office in Petra Jaya.

For more information on the relief efforts and latest flood situation, log on to Era FM, Hitz FM and My FM official Facebook pages.