Cover A Malaysian Relief Agency (MRA) member looks on as a plane leaves KLIA to deliver supplies to Sabah. (Photo: Courtesy of Fuad Nizam)

Here are some fundraising efforts helping frontliners and struggling communities in Sabah battling the third wave of Covid-19 cases

Kembara Kitchen and Semporna Heroes

Social enterprise Kembara Kitchen is one of nearly 20 NGOs that is part of a coalition called Semporna Heroes. The coalition is working closely with Sabah’s state leaders to deliver meals and aid to struggling communities in the east coast of Sabah as the state battles a third wave of Covid-19 cases under the conditional movement control order

This week, Kembara Kitchen posted on its Instagram inviting the public to donate food supplies, cooking utensils and PPE materials needed for Semporna Heroes’ on-ground efforts in Sabah. Donations can be sent to the Kembara Community Care Centre in Shah Alam from 6pm - 8pm on Wednesday to Friday, and from 1pm - 5pm on weekends.

Details about alternative collection sites and #SabahAid2 donations to Kembara Kitchen can be found here.

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Mercy Malaysia

You can contribute to Mercy Malaysia’s relief efforts in Sabah by donating to their Covid-19 pandemic fund. The proceeds from this fund will help purchase medical supplies for frontliners and volunteers in Sabah as per Mercy Malaysia’s strategic response and preparedness plan. Click here for details.

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Osimal Foundation

Helmed by former chief justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, Osimal Foundation recently mobilised help from private donors to raise funds for the state’s first mobile negative pressure isolation chamber, which was delivered to Likas Hospital in Kota Kinabalu. Each mobile isolation chamber unit costs approximately RM130,000.

The charity organisation currently welcomes donations from the public with the aim of acquiring another mobile isolation chamber for Hospital Queen Elizabeth. Click here for details.

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Malaysian Relief Agency

Since the CMCO was implemented in East Sabah, the Malaysian Relief Agency’s (MRA) branch there has been active in distributing food packs, PPE gowns and other goods needed by frontliners and residents affected by the partial lockdown.

After gathering donations of food and medical supplies from various corporate sponsors, MRA then arranged for them to be sent to Sabah via Pos Malaysia Logistik flights. Additional funding from the public will help the MRA team to cover other affected areas in Sabah. Click here for details on how to donate.  

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