Volunteers

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

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...

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

Volunteers Deliver Food Aid to Families in Karak

The torrential downpours caused flash flooding across Malaysia. With floodwaters rising fast, families, children, and the elderly were forced to leave their homes and seek temporary shelter on higher ground.   https://giveback.my/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/WhatsApp-Video-2021-12-25-at-10.26.16-AM.mp4 On December 24th, 2021, our team of volunteers travelled to Karak to distribute dry food packs to 60 families affected by the floods. We are so very grateful to each and every one of you who took the time to donate, spread the word, and support us in this effort....

23 Aug

FreeMakan Expedites Food Aid For Kedah Flood Victims

On 18th August 2021, flash floods after a heavy rain caused the rivers near Gunung Jerai to overflow, causing massive floods in nearby villages. Came without a warning, with force and mudslides at a rapid pace, the floods, wrecked havoc in several areas. Rescue teams have been deployed to help with search, rescue and recovery, and relief centres set-up to house flood victims. In response to the severity of the disaster, with massive damage to homes, roads, vehicles and a damper on...

20 Aug

Gujarati Association & Creador Foundation Join Hands With Free Makan To Help Pulau Gaya Sea Nomads

Pulau Gaya, is an island situated just 10 minutes off Kota Kinabalu, the state capital of Sabah. Here, away from the busyness of city life, live pockets of communities from different ethnicities, mainly the Bajaus and Filipino refugees who have fled their country. On 20th August 2021, the Creador Foundation and The Gujarati Association partnered with FreeMakan and made possible the delivery of 200 grocery packs to families in Pulau Gaya. En. Rajit, the Penghulu (Chief) for Pulau Gaya, and a...

25 Jul

Helping The Poorest Of The Poor in Kapar & Klang

Together with MYMA (My Young Mind Association), FreeMakan has delivered grocery packs to hundreds of vulnerable families living in the Klang Valley. Their livelihoods have been devastatingly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic resulting in their lack of income and limited access to daily necessities. On July 25, MYMA conducted deliveries to B20 families in Kapar and Klang who have suffered greatly at the hands of this pandemic. Many of them were senior citizens living low cost, former estate houses. We hope...

19 Jul

FreeMakan And Friends Expelling Hunger One B40 Community At A Time

With the rising need for food aid, especially amongst B40 communities across the country, FreeMakan is especially thankful for its many partnerships and collaborations. Without them, our campaign would not have left an impact of this magnitude. Together with MMA Wilayah and in partnership with Life Giving Centre, FreeMakan successfully distributed 46 grocery packs to families at PPR Desa Petaling on 19th July 2021. The delivery was facilitated by a faith-based organisation. Deliveries have been particularly difficult due to the various movement...