KUCHING: Home of Peace at Jalan Landeh here received a brand new van worth about RM83,000 from generous local donors yesterday.
The van was handed over by a representative of the donors Peter Wong Hung Huang to a director of the centre Jacob Wong, witnessed by Batu Kitang assemblyman Lo Khere Chiang.
Lo, who is also Padawan Municipal Council (PMC) chairman, applauded all the donors who had chipped in for the brand new van.
“Everyone I called personally responded very generously. I thank all donors from the bottom of my heart. May God bless all of them,” Lo said after the handing over ceremony.
Home of Peace which is a society registered in 1960 under the Societies Act 1966 and wholly owned by the Catholic Welfare Services Council Sarawak and operated by Catholic Home Management Services Sdn Bhd (CHMS) is non-profit making. It depends solely on donation and sponsorship from the public.
Its objectives are educating society to value the elderly and counter the attitude of giving priority to immediate human usefulness and productivity; propagate a faith that illuminates the mystery of death and bring serenity to old age, thereby improving the capacity to enjoy life as God’s gift to us; and provide care for the elderly with love.
Currently, the home has 20 staff including an assistant medical officer, an assistant nurse and six caregivers to care for 24 elderly residents.