Dear Malaysians, Here’s How You Can Help Our Community During The COVID-19 Crisis

People are experiencing an unusual amount of stress during this time: The MOH takes note of that individuals could be encountering restlessness and anxiety just from the measure of weight they feel about the infection. Absence of assets, salary, and uncertainty about the future certainly isn’t helping things, either. And what’s a good way to relieve some stress for someone than giving them something they need?

Even with the announcement of the extended Movement Control Order (MCO)—until 14th of April—it becomes more difficult for Malaysians to volunteer their time and effort to helping those who are really in need. But, of course, that doesn’t make it impossible to still extend a helping hand.

Take a look at some of the options below for safe, healthy ways you can help—from donating to organizations to help frontliners, to helping low-income folks—at the point of your finger, without even having to leave your house.

1. Media Prima-NSTP Humanitarian Fund

Media Prima has launched the Bantuan Kemanusian COVID-19 fundraising campaign, through its Media Prima-NSTP Humanitarian Fund, to help the Government in treating COVID-19 patients and assisting people whose lives have been affected by the virus. 

Every contribution—large or small—matters. All donations received will go towards the purchase of critical medical equipment and other necessities to aid the recovery of patients affected by the outbreak. The funds will also be used to help frontliners to carry out their duties. 

2. MedTweetMy Official 

The MedTweetMy has appealed to the public to donate to the fund, which will be used for the purchase of medical equipment, medicines, reagents, disposable items, and other medical necessities.

3. FashionValet & IMARET Covid19 Support Fund

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We need each other more than ever right now. My husband @fadzaanuar and I, on behalf of @fashionvaletcom are organising a fundraiser to help with covid19. We've teamed up with @drmusanordin and @imaret_my who have been relentlessly helping many in need already. It all started when my husband and I decided to donate some portable airconds to hospital and then more and more people reached out to share conditions of their own hospitals. As covid19 cases rise, hospitals wont be able to cope so we need to act fast to get our hospitals ready and make the patients, staff and volunteers' lives as comfortable as possible. They are the frontliners combatting covid19 for us and this is the least we can do for them and our country. I hope you will take time to donate to the fund even a little bit, however your financials allow. You can donate via internet banking, credit card, whichever is easiest for you, by clicking the link in my bio. I also hope you can share this video to as many people as possible so more people can help. Time for us to be bigger than just ourselves, and may God bless you all for your help. So proud to be a part of this community. Thank you. ❤ *For more info on the fund and IMARET, please click link in my bio.

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Vivy Yusof and her husband, Fadzarudin Shah Anuar have teamed up with the IMAM Response & Relief Team to help raise funds for our frontliners and hospitals. Click here to donate.

4. Mercy Malaysia COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fun

The purpose of this fund is to provide an emergency relief fund for elderly citizens, low income families, those who are susceptible to the virus, immobile, and underprivileged. Click here to donate. 

5. #KitaBantuKita: Bantu Jiran Kita

This campaign takes into account struggling families whose head of household has suffered pay cuts, loss of a job, had their children laid off, or other implications that have been brought on by the outbreak.

In hopes of reaching out to at least 500 families in need, this effort aims to raise about RM100,000 to cover the expenses of such households for the period of the MCO. Click here. 

6. Rakyat Tolong Rakyat – Persatuan Untuk Anak Kita (PUAK) Payong

Ever since the MCO came into place, several students are left in limbo and are stranded at their universities for the time being. You can help donate funds or items to help for those students affected, especially those in Universiti Putra Malaysia. Click here to donate. 

7. Projek WAQAF Mercy Malaysia

The goal is to amass funds sufficient enough to buy 20 respiratory aid machines and monitors in selected government hospitals to use throughout their Intensive Care Units (ICU). Click here to find out more. 

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