Apart from providing volunteer services to the community, the Red Crescent Society Belait Branch also extends its assistance to needy families and individuals in the district.
The Red Crescent Society Belait Branch led by Chairman Chai Yum Fatt visited Penghulu of Mukim Labi, Haji Kamarhan bin Haji Atma. The chairman was also accompanied by members of the Community Development Department (JAPEM) and the Red Crescent Society Head of Social Development, Lim Thian Ming.
The visit was made to gain support from the community leader to assist the members in helping the underprivileged people within the remote area of Belait District.
With the help of the Penghulu, JAPEM and Red Crescent Society members will be able to extend help and services to people or families beyond their reach.
During the visit, the Belait Red Crescent Society donated food and school supplies to help needy students.
JAPEM is also seeking cooperation from other people to report on any destitute families or individuals living in the remote areas so that they can reach out to help them.
Through the support of JAPEM, the Belait Red Crescent Society extended help to four destitute families in the district, contributing food supplies and other daily necessities.
- Borneo Bulletin Online - Oct. 8th, 2011.