Thanks to all who posted comments on my last posting. I didn't expect such overwhelming feedback. By the way, my blog is the only channel I have for expressing my views and frustrations (sometimes) and it is only healthy for me to do that, lest I become an elected rep who is not able to speak up or think for herself. Anyway for those who enjoy my thoughts, thank you for reading.
Just some updates over the weekend - remember the family of 7 children highlighted in my posting entitled 'Enriching lives'? I visited the family again with some committee members of Kiwanis Club of USJ. We discovered that they had a mountain of clothes scattered everywhere in their hall because they do not have a cupboard. The kids sleep on the cold cement floor without mattress or pillows.
I have good news for you. Kiwanis Club of USJ has stepped forward to bless the family with the followings:-
- a cupboard and dining/study tables
- mattresses, bedsheets, pillows and blankets
- a television
- a stove
- shelves in the kitchen
- to renew fluorescent tubes
- to replace broken windowpanes
- to replace kitchen utensils
- to refurbish curtains
- to wash the mountain of dirty clothes
- to provide milk for the kids till December 2008
The Kawasan Rukun Tetangga of USJ 2 & 6 have also pledged to provide groceries worth about RM200 a month for the family.
The combined effort of Kiwanis Club of USJ, Kawasan Rukun Tetangga of USJ 2 & 6 and my office is to give this family a headstart in life. Mr JM Noel of Kiwanis Club of USJ said this : Our main concern is to make their house like a HOME. We want the children and their parents to look forward in coming to a home.
I must thank these 2 community groups for stepping forward to assist the community they exist in. They acted promptly when they heard of this. I am very pleased with their compassion for this family.
This is one of the aims I have as the state assemblyman for Subang Jaya. I want to pool resources to help the less fortunate ones in our neighbourhood. We must always love our neighbours the way we love ourselves. I'm glad the 7 children can now have their mother taking care of them. The kids can now have milk instead of just plain water. They will have proper meals. Cold nights on the cement floor are over. The children can now grow up just like the rest of children in Subang Jaya.