Yayasan Suria JB (YSJB) – The worsening floods in Johor!
Never has the floods situation been so bad in Johor – as at 8.45 pm 2/3/2023, 198 PPS(Temporary Flood Relief Centres) were established with 28,486 evacuees.
All our volunteers are busy and our office cum store in Johor Jaya has been turned into a central point for people to donate “ready-to-eat” stuff.
We need “ready-to-eat” food.
- Cup instant noodles.
- 3-in-1 Milo/Coffee.
- Packet drinks.
- Mineral water.
- Toiletries (soap, toothpaste/toothbrush).
- Milk powder (we have plenty by courtesy of Promex).
And NGOs/NGIs have been making a beeline to collect whatever we have from our store. Donors are giving us in kind & cash to replenish our store for people to come to help us to ferry the food and drinks to the affected areas.
We need your help please – whatever you can help, we welcome you.
Volunteers manning our store even come at odd hours to open the door for NGOs/NGIs to take the goods away.
The flood evacuees need our help urgently and all those reading this, please respond and help us.
Some of the places are inaccessible even by 4WDs and goods have to be ferried by boats to reach the affected areas.
Take a look and watch for yourself how bad the situation is:
I have been to many flood relief operations over the years but have not seen the extent of this scale – in terms of the areas affected (198 centres!).
I have spoken to many flood victims, they cried until they had no more tears, each time the floods came, everything was destroyed, they got to rebuild everything again and, perhaps, this scenario happens few times a year!
And when questioned, why they don’t shift elsewhere, they answered “no money.”
For us not affected by the floods, we can never understand their plight.
So let us spare a thought for them during this period of extreme hardship.
This is my personal appeal to you to help us. It’s really SOS!
The good news is that we already have all that is required to help the flood victims but the “not-so-good” news is that “the money is still in your pockets” or “you haven’t gone to the supermarket to buy for us.”
I am serious – it’s SOS! SOS! & SOS!