Tuesday, August 9

Single mother gets one-off assistance from Hope Place

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Wan (right) hands over the goods to Sandy.

Wan receives a wheelchair from Lau as part of the 20 units donated to Hope Place.

KUCHING: Single mother Sandy Charl, who is currently staying at Anjung Singgah here, has received assistance from Hope Place Kuching.

The one-off assistance in the form of rice, cooking oil, Milo, biscuits, noodles, salt, sugar, mattress, toilet paper, blanket, toiletries and a gas stove, was handed over to her by Hope Place founder Kelvin Wan in the presence of Anjung Singgah officer Mohd Ahadi Ramah recently.

According to Wan, Sandy was forced to turn to the temporary shelter for the homeless as she had no other place to go to.

“She will be moving out soon as she has just found a job and will be renting a room. Sandy had nothing to start with – Anjung Singgah had contacted us to request for some help for her,” he said.

At the same time, a group of Good Samaritans who called themselves the ‘Kelly Group’ – represented by Kelly Lau – handed over 20 new wheelchairs to Hope Place.

Hope Place is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that visits the poor as well as less-fortunate families to contribute some essential food items like rice, cooking oil, sugar, salt, biscuits and noodles.

Many of these families or individuals barely earn enough to get through the month; hence they are grateful for the assistance delivered to them. For families caring for children with special needs, elderly or disabled individuals, the NGO provides milk powder, oats and disposable diapers as well.

Currently, Hope Place is supporting more than 180 families. It can be contacted on 013-5672775 / 082-505987 on Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm, and on Saturdays from 9am to noon.