UMP volunteers work together to clean houses due to flood
MARAN, 5 January 2021 - The flood that began to recede in Maran, Pahang offered opportunities for Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) volunteers to help clean the flood-ravaged house of a university staff soaked with mud, besides damaged goods and furniture.
To ease the burden, a total of 15 staff from the Centre for Property Management & Development UMP (PPPH) and UMP volunteers worked together to help clean the house of a Language Teacher from the Centre for Modern Languages (PBM), Mohd Iszuani Mohd Hassan who has been suffering from acute stroke for several years in Taman Maran Jaya.
The Director of SUARA UMP, Muhammad Azli Shukri, who also involved, said that despite the adherence to standard operating procedures (SOPs) and new norm practices, safety remains a priority for the volunteers.
“It is not a hindrance for UMP volunteers to lighten the burden of the staff tested by the flood that hit several districts in Pahang over the past few days.
“Most of the household items were destroyed due to the flood and they will also waiting for school session that will begin soon.
“When I was informed of the need for volunteers by the UMP Disaster Management Steering Committee, my friends and I immediately contacted the UMP Disaster Operation Room to join,” he said.
Meanwhile, Yayasan UMP is collecting donations via the UMP Disaster Fund Humanitarian Aid as emergency aid targeting daily necessities, groceries, blankets, hygiene kits for UMP staff and students affected by this flood.
People who wish to help can contact the Yayasan UMP Officer (019-9352013) or donate via Yayasan UMP account: MBB 556235317085 or through the Yayasan UMP portal.
By: Mimi Rabita Abdul Wahit, Public Relations & Media Unit, The Office of The Vice-Chancellor
Translation by: Dr. Rozaimi Abu Samah, Engineering College/Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering Technology