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Jumaat, Jun 14, 2024

RCKK Pearl donatesfood supplies and groceries worth RM3,000 to Jireh Home

Photo : Goh (3rd right) handing over the Club’s donation of food supplies to Wong, witnessed by Dr Molly. At left is Elder Jared.

KOTA KINABALU: President of the Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu Pearl (RCKK Pearl), Eliza Goh ended her fruitful term (2020-2021) on a charity note as the all-ladies club extended food aid worth RM3,000 to Jireh Home, a welfare institution for 27 underprivileged children in Tuaran,  this week.

The outgoing President and her team presented 30 bags of 10kg rice, 30 packs of rice noodles, 25 trays of eggs, 25 bottles of cooking oil, 25 packs of dried noodles, 25 packs of Milo, 25 tins of biscuits, other food essentials, soap, detergents and washing powder to the Chairman of Jireh Home, Wong See Kiet at the premises of Zara’s Boutique Hotel here.

The handing-over was witnessed by the Home’s Management Committee member Datin Dr Molly Mathew, and Elder Jared Ling who represented the LDS Church. Present were the Club’s Vice-President Datuk Aminah Ambrose and member Datin Rocy Chong.

According to Goh, the LDS Church had come forward to donate some funds to RCKK Pearl, enabling the Club to reach out and offer assistance to Jireh Home.

Expressing his gratitude to the President and caring Club for the much-needed food aid and other basic necessities on behalf of Jireh Home’s Management Committee, staff and children, Wong said Goh acted promptly upon learning of the Home’s situation.

“Our groceries were running out due to the unexpected long duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and current lockdown in Malaysia. In fact, the club doubled our request for our monthly food consumption, and delivered the timely supply in less than a week. This is indeed a wonderful and ‘double blessing’ to Jireh Home,” he remarked.

Meanwhile, RCKK Pearl Charter President Datuk Adeline Leong paid tribute to Goh and her Board of Directors (BOD), saying they had walked the extra mile to raise funds, restore the vision of cataract patients and to respond to the needs of communities and at least three welfare homes amid challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic during their term.

“Eliza is arguably one of the best Presidents the Club has ever had. I am proud of all the capable ‘Pearls’,” she said.