With the rising number of cases around the country, we must come together and assist our frontliners to battle this global pandemic. If you’re looking for ways to contribute, here are some initiatives to get you started.
Working closely with the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) Disease Control Division, MERCY Malaysia will use the funds collected to provide necessary respiratory aids to intensive care units in selected government hospitals across the nation. Click here to learn how to donate.
Malaysian Relief Agency Sabah
Malaysian Relief Agency Sabah (MRA Sabah) has launched its OPS Covid-19 2.0 fund to assist frontliners, volunteers and affected communities. The funds collected will facilitate the distribution of essential products and services which include PPE, medicine and medical assistance across Sabah. You can visit their website to donate.
MUDA x Persatuan Tunas Usahawan Sabah
Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (MUDA) responds to the recent outbreak by partnering with Persatuan Tunas Usahawan Sabah (PANTAS) to raise funds for the people of Semporna. The aid extends to those of who pose high-risk such as our children, elders & those who are immunocompromised. The donations will be used to provide food supplies, child care kits and hygiene kits such as clinical wipes and sanitisers. You can check here to donate.
Imaret x Fashion Valet x kitafund
Founders Vivy Yusof and Fadzarudin Anuar have started a fundraising campaign called FV Covid-19 Support Fund. The platform intends to raise funds for the Malaysian healthcare system, partnering with the Islamic Medical Association of Malaysia Response and Relief Team (Imaret Malaysia). Donation details can be found here
With the help of AirAsia, Semporna Heroes is transporting essential items from West Malaysia to Semporna. They are focusing more on many other districts in hope to extend their outreach beyond the town. All the funds collected will be used to purchase food and medical supplies to assist the frontliners and struggling communities. For more information, you can visit here.
Hugs Project Malaysia
Hugs Project, which stands for Helping Unfortunate Groups and Society, is on a mission to supply formula milk to children affected in Semporna. With inroads and movement into Semporna restricted by local authorities, the affected communities have little to no means to access this vital commodity for their children. Visit here or contact Nirmah Majinji at 016-588 0331 for more info.
Angie Chin of HanaFundMe, a niche crowdfunding platform to support women start-ups, projects, causes and missions, is raising funds to procure PPE supplies for frontliners at the hospitals in Sabah. All the PPE supplies will be sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital as it is the main recipient in Sabah. With a funding goal of RM50,000, the campaign needs your help to make it a success here.
Ebit Liew (Pertubuhan Kasih Umat Malaysia)
You may have noticed him all over social media helping people who is in need during the water disruption issue. This time around, Ebit Liew seeks to give food aid and other necessities to the affected and underprivileged families in Sabah during Covid19. You can help out here.