Annually, the east coast states of Peninsular Malaysia face the Northeast Monsoon from November to March. Flooding in these areas are fairly normal however, this year took a drastic turn of events when the rainwater count increased more than usual.
The affected states have seen rainfall from mid December 2014 till today. The National Security Council has warned that rivers have reached dangerous levels causing it to overflow. Roads collapsed and houses and businesses are left to drown. This being the worst we have seen in decades, many lives have been affected by the flood either directly or indirectly.
To date, the flood crisis in the East Coast has reported 21 fatalities but the amount of missing people has yet to be confirmed. As of the Official Malaysian disaster website, 45,118 evacuees are currently sheltered in the relief centres in the 6 affected states in Malaysia. Although the numbers of evacuees have decreased as compared to the previous week, it is estimated to increase in several states with the continuous rainfall.
This being said, the flood victims predicaments are just increasing as there are currently no electricity in some places which are badly affected and SPAN has reported that many major places are not able to receive their supply of clean water. Food supplies are limited, crops were damaged, and it is all back to square one for most.
This is the reason we are launching #TogeherWithU campaign, where MDeC and the MSC tech community will come together and do our part to rebuild the lives of those who have been affected by the recent flood. Every pledge received for #TogetherWithU will be channeled to improve the livelihood of the flood victims via care packages through respective NGOs that are working together with MDeC. The NGOs that are hands-in-hands with MDeC are from MERCY Malaysia and Akademi Inovasi Malaysia (MyWin), which will provide their expertise and resources to channel the help to the needy. For latest updates on the floods, please visit TogetherWithU.my
Please note that 100% of the pledges will go to the NGOs that are involved in this campaign.
Option 1: PayPal transaction
Option 2: Credit Card or Debit Card transaction
Option 3: Direct Transfer
WATCHTOWER AND FRIENDS SDN.BHD
(WATCHTOWER AND FRIENDS SDN BHD is the company that owns and runs pitchIN.)
Please send the proof of transfer by attaching the receipt to the email address: [email protected] with the Subject Heading: #TogetherWithU #BersamaMu
(A receipt will be issued at the end of the campaign upon request.)
MDeC and Mercy Malaysia has identified Kampung Limau Kasturi, in Gua Musang, Kelantan as a beneficiary of the contributions made to #TogetherWithU project.
Kampung Limau Kasturi, located in a Remote village, it takes an hour drive in from the main road. Several roads have caved in and the main form of transportation is by train. However, the train station was fully submerged and the tracks were destroyed by the floods. The whole village was fully submerged as well and most of the houses are either washed away or rendered inhabitable.
Most of the villagers occupation are fisherman and rubber tappers and up till now, Water and Electricity is still down.
In total, out of 92 Homes, 90 was destroyed. this affected 115 Families. This also means it is a major income loss for this group.
The team behind #TogetherWithU aspires to build 10 shelter homes for the families in Kampung Limau Kasturi and that will cost RM15,000 for raw materials and labor costs.
Let's pitchIN and do our part as a community to make a difference in someone's life!
A pitcher/pledger does not need a PayPal account to pitch or pledge. What he/she needs is a credit card (Mastercard/Visa) or a debit card.
However, if you are not comfortable doing an online pitch/pledge - you can transfer the money directly to the pitchIN account as follows:
WATCHTOWER AND FRIENDS SDN.BHD
WATCHTOWER AND FRIENDS SDN BHD is the company that owns and runs pitchIN.
However, the person must send pitchIN the proof of transfer by attaching the receipt to the email address: [email protected] with the Subject Heading: #TogetherWithU #BersamaMu
Upon receiving that, the folks at pitchIN can then quickly update the project page.
We thank you again for your generosity and assistance!
*MDeC reserves the sole right to decide on the final use of the funds collected for this project based on the needs of the victims and advice by our project partners