Life in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from the eyes of a Sydney-born feline. She dreams of a world ruled by CATS!!!!!
Monday, November 15, 2010
Mama's Guest Entry 2 - URGENT APPEAL
1. Qurban for Life 1431H
There's still time for those of you who want to book your qurban. At just RM380 per qurban, your contributions will go towards preparing ready-to-eat qurban that goes a long way in helping to prevent hunger among the needy. Slaughter is scheduled to be done over four days (10-13 Dzulhijjah) at a selected abattoir in Australia and then shipped to Malaysia for canning. The end product - canned meat - will then be distributed to those who need it most. For fast orders, you can do online credit card purchase at www.muslimaidasia.comor call 03-22881996/03-22821996. Orders are still accepted until Nov 19th.
2. Flood in Kedah & Perlis
A team of volunteers and staff went up north to visit flood affected areas in Kedah. Among the areas visited were Kuala Kedah and Alor Star. At the time of visit, flood survivors in Kuala Kedah were still living in cramped conditions in temporary shelter as water has only just receded. Paddy farmers are among those hardest hit as they would have to start their planting all over again. Expect shortage of rice in the near future as Kedah, as we know, is the Jelapang Padi (Rice Bowl) of Malaysia. We need to do more more to help the survivors, not just food aid but other essentials as the damage was quite extensive. Children, especially, will need help to go back to school in January. To contribute donations, call 03-22881996/03-22821996 or do it online at www.muslimaidasia.com.
ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
Attached are some photographs taken during our recent food aid efforts in Kedah.
Volunteers unloading cartons of food aid.
The canned qurban distributed to flood survivors.
We'll ensure delivery of your donations and contributions.
Inside a survivor's home - water has receded but cleaning up will not be easy.
Survivors are still living in cramped conditions at temporary shelters.
Damaged goods at a survivor's home.
Rice fields have become "lakes of misery" for the farmers.
Angelina's note: Purrrlease be generous. Help us help them! purrr...meow!