FreeMakan

05 Jan

FreeMakan Volunteers Assist At Medical Camp

The end of December 2021 was As floodwaters recede, relief efforts have now moved into Phase 2- namely cleaning homes and areas affected by the floodwaters and resultant debris. While efforts continue, it became clear that medical aid for flood victims was also a necessity, and an urgent one. On the 5th of January 2022, volunteers from FreeMakan worked alongside volunteers of Medi-Link at their medical camp in Taman Sri Muda. Volunteers at the Medical Camp   In addition to providing medical aid, the...

03 Jan

FreeMakan & Collaborative Partners Aid Flood-Hit Karak, Mentakab & Temerloh Families

The last week of December was a life-changing one for many families and individuals affected by the flash floods. No doubt, we may have seen continuous rainfall every year-end, and beginning of the year, and flooding was expected. But this time, it was different.  As waters receded in areas inundated by flood waters in the Klang Valley, families started returning to their wrecked homes, beginning arduous cleaning and clearing, and along with it the heart-wrenching task of erasing many...

30 Dec

Donation of Stoves & Rice Cookers Assure Flood-Affected Families of Hot, Home-Cooked Meals

As families gradually return home after the disastrous floods that hit many areas in the Klang Valley, many are beginning to feel the burden as family possessions are damaged and have to be discarded. With cleaning and rummaging through the aftermath of the floods being a mammoth task, now, pleas for help are coming in for assistance to clean, and for household items,  Realising the need to provide families this simple form of help, on 29th December 2021, FreeMakan delivered rice...

30 Dec

Unity in Diversity: FreeMakan and Uplift Provide Aid To Over 10,000 Flood Victims

Imagine losing everything in just one day? Imagine having to witness flood waters engulf your home at terrifying levels? Imagine having to start all over again due to something that was completely out of your control? And that is the crux of this national disaster – the magnitude of devastation wrecked by the floods is unfathomable. Thousands of individuals have been displaced, with some losing more than just their homes and possessions.   Aftermath of the floods. However, our people – Malaysian or otherwise...

29 Dec

Cleaning and Recuperating: AsiaHeroes Volunteers Return To Sri Muda

As the New Year approaches, AsiaHeroes volunteers amplify cleaning efforts as they return to Sri Muda. Thanks to PHARMA, the team was able to expedite these efforts with the help of backhoes and rorobins. As the afternoon sun blazed above them, they worked together with the residents of Sri Muda to clean houses and streets. The volunteers did not slow down as they were determined to help as many homes and families as possible. They worked in teams and divided tasks amongst...

29 Dec

Donations and Debris- Taking The Next Step In Flood Relief

The recent flash floods throughout Klang Valley have hit hard- with Sri Muda among the hardest hit locations. Fleeing for safety as water levels rose, residents of Sri Muda were forced to leave with only the clothes on their backs and whatever came to hand. When they finally did return, it was to homes decimated by the flood waters. Sorting out clothes for distribution at Sri Muda. Backhoes and Roro bins for clean-up With contributions from the Malaysian public, on the 28th of December,...

28 Dec

FreeMakan and Uplift Bring Temporary Respite to Communities in Kampung Jawa

On December 27th, 83 families in the flood-affected areas of Kampung Jawa received supplies and necessities from FreeMakan and Uplift. Some were in desperate need of aid as they were cut off from supplies and transporation for days on end. Thanks to generous donations (in cash and kind) from the general public and organisations, we were able to deliver these necessities to Kampung Jawa and several other locations over the past week! FreeMakan and Uplift are also utilising our one-stop volunteering...

28 Dec

FreeMakan and Uplift Reach Out to Flood Victims in Pahang

As resuscitation efforts continue throughout the Klang Valley, families and communities in Pahang are still going through the worst, as flood waters remain at dangerously high levels. Our volunteers and community mobilisers worked together over Christmas weekend to ensure supplies and necessities are delivered to victims in Karak, Temerloh and Mentakab. These families have lost everything to the floods – they are in dire need of help.   ...

27 Dec

Stronger Together: AsiaHeroes Volunteers Join Cleaning Efforts In Sri Muda

She rummaged through a soaked luggage bag filled with clothes that were salvaged, finally finding what she was looking for. Holding it tightly, her eyes glossed over, “I only need my wedding saree, amma (dear). You can get rid of the bag now.” — This past week, numerous stories, images and videos were circulating social media platforms, depicting the devastation these floods have wrecked. Homes under water, families stranded for days, possessions completely ruined. Those two days of rain have robbed people all...

24 Dec

Christmas Eve Aid for Flood Victims in Kampung Jawa

As the water levels rose, the residents of Kampung Jawa fled their homes with only the clothes on their backs. There was little time to collect valuables and anything that couldn’t be carried had to be left behind. Within hours, these 60 families were made homeless and forced to live with relatives or in temporary relief shelters while they waited for the water to recede. However, their houses are still inhabitable and cleaning efforts have only just begun. Thanks to generous...