A Helping Hand for Malaysian Family
HFH Singapore staff spruce up house for family with disabled members
The beneficiary family (top) is pleased with the work done by HFH Singapore staff including Carmen Wong (bottom right) and Heidi Ng (bottom left).
SINGAPORE, 29 November 2012: Many hands made light work, as Habitat for Humanity Singapore staff discovered when they helped a family in the neighboring Malaysian state of Johor.
After two days’ work, complete with matted hair and paint-crusted feet, staff were ready to present a newly painted house to the Yong family of four.
Without a source of income, the elderly parents were not able to make home improvements. Their adult daughter also suffers from spasm.
The family received new furniture from Wan Min Community Service, a Malaysian non-governmental organization which partnered with HFH Singapore in the project.
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Habitat for Humanity was registered in Singapore a decade ago. Habitat neither builds or repairs houses in Singapore but is engaged in fund raising, volunteer mobilization and advocacy.
In 2006, HFH Singapore started “Operation Homeworks”, partly as a way to provide local volunteers with a way of making a hands-on Habitat contribution without going overseas. More than 3,000 volunteers have helped over 500 households through Operation Homeworks.
Visit habitat.org.sg for more information on other volunteer opportunities.