Johor Flood Relief: Report
THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR AMAZING CONTRIBUTIONS! IT’S LOOKING LIKE WE HAVE A RUNAWAY SUCCESS!! IT’S SNOWBALLING AWAY, WE HAVE FRIENDS IN SINGAPORE AND EVEN RAFIL (who are currently in Perth) PLANNING TO SEND US MONEY AND MORE!
LATEST: I-Lann, Erna, Faizal & Iwan arrived back in KL Monday morning 5 AM. Lots of stories was told to all of us in the house then, including the time when some village representatives asked for TVs and computers! TVs and computers? Can you imagine that?
Anyway, a long report is being written by I-Lann & Erna, and tonnes of pictures by Faizal will be put up here soon.
Pix: taken Saturday, 20th Jan between 6 to 8 AM
The convoy left my house at around 9 AM with I-Lann, Erna, Erna’s brother Iwan, Taysy, Taysy’s brother Wai Lam, Faizal T and the lorry driver. We woke up really early (it was still very dark) and load up everything really fast, and cleaned up all the space in my front room. Beside those mentioned above, others who helped load the vehicles were Shammir, Ahmad Ayen, Stick and Sarah.
Actually we worked through the night packing up, just like the night before, till about 2/3 AM. Both occasions were filled with much fun, laughter, food, drinks, music (from Otis Redding to Marvin Gaye to Billie Holiday to the stoner kings, Sleep) and films (Monty Python’s Life of Brian and The Big Lebowski).
Those who helped (apart from those mentioned) includes Nizang, Rizie, Ashirazi, Ujay, Jing, our neighbour Rose, Azmir, Citi, Kid (not Kidzwan!) & her friend, and more which I will find out their names and furnish here soon enough. (note; guys if you’re reading this do mail me and tell!)
By this morning, just before the convoy to Pontian left the house, our cash collection stood at RM3,216.40!! RM500 from that will be going to a family who needs it most in Kota Tinggi.
Items which we’ve packed: FOOD (lots and lots of mineral water, canned food, rice, instant noodles, milk, etc. including cat and dog food for people’s pets!), CLOTHING (pants. shorts, jeans, kain batik, kain pelikat, shirts, blouse, hats, kids and babies clothing etc.), SCHOOL ITEMS (school bags, pencils, pens, books, exercise books, crayons, etc.), TOILETRIES (soap, toothbrushes, sanitary pads, talcum powder etc.), MEDICINES, KITCHEN UTENSILS and so on. A lot of stuff.
Again, we all would like to THANK every single one of you who donated the things, the time, the man power, the money, the phone credit, the petrol, etc. etc.
Hugs from all of us!
Pix: taken Friday, 19th Jan @ 11PM
Pix: taken Thursday, 18th Jan @ 10PM
Pix: taken Thursday, 18th Jan @ 3PM
pix: taken Thursday, 18th Jan @ at 3AM
Our front room at Bukit Ceylon is now filled up with bags of donation! That pix was taken at around 3 AM this morning. And there are still more bags at The Ricecooker Shop from last night’s happening. Today we are picking more stuff from people who were not able to bring the stuff to CM or our house.
The deadline is tomorrow, Friday. Here’s the deal:
To those who missed last night’s collection, between now and Friday 19th our main collection point is at
Lee Kah Yeow Villa, 14A Bukit Ceylon, off Cangkat Raja Chulan (near Jalan Alor). We would prefer to receive items as soon as possible to sort and pack everything correctly. email us when you wanna come around and give us the items.
Last night’s collection box at The Ricecooker Shop resulted with RM1,152.50! A much more detailed report with itemised goods, purchases and how the money was spent will be here soon from I-Lann & Erna.
NOW, WE ALL NEED HELP FROM SOME OF YOU LIVING IN KL WHO ARE FREE TO HELP US SORT THROUGH THE DONATIONS, ITEMISE AND CLASSIFY ACCORDINGLY BEFORE WE RE-BAG THEM FOR TRANSPORTATION.
WE WANNA START DOING IT TODAY, TONIGHT & TOMORROW SO WE CAN BE READY BY SATURDAY MORNING TO DRIVE TO PONTIAN. THOSE WHO KNOW JOE, I-LANN & ERNA’s MOBILE, please call us and tell us when you guys can come around and help. Those who don’t have our numbers, please email: ricecooking[at]gmail.com
The Inflatable Ricecooker Shopkeepers Union