Charities You Can Donate To For Aiding Victims

Heavy winter monsoon rains in Malaysia this year forced at least 20,000 evacuees in Johor, Pahang, Perak, Selangor and Terengganu states.

With at least 3 deaths confirmed in Johor and a severe pandemic looming, survivors are in desperate need of help.

We scoured the internet for charities that have started initiatives to help them and found 10 organizations you might consider contributing to.

To learn more about them, you can click on their names in the headers.

For volunteers and monetary assistance

1. MERCY Malaysia Flood Relief Fund

Image credit: MERCY Malaysia

The goal: MERCY Malaysia is calling on volunteers from both medical and non-medical backgrounds for assistance in distributing hygiene kits to victims in evacuation centers.

Accommodation, transportation and meals will be provided to volunteers.

Organizers: MERCY Malaysia is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing humanitarian assistance during crisis and non-crisis situations.

Help:

  • Register as a volunteer by calling Azizan at 019-377 4873, or
  • Channel your donations to the MERCY Humanitarian Fund | Maybank 5621 7950 4126, or through their website.

2. IMARET flood relief

Image credit: IMARET

The goal: The intervention and rescue team of IMAM (IMARET) provides relief kits and mobilizes volunteers to distribute them to flood victims.

Its medical volunteers will be deployed urgently to deal with the growing number of victims in evacuation centers.

Organizers: IMARET is powered by the Islamic Medical Association of Malaysia (IMAM), which provides humanitarian disaster relief and outreach programs in marginalized communities.

Help:

  • Register as a volunteer here.
  • Donate through their Billplz link or to Persatuan Perubatan Islam Malaysia | CIMB 8600 703 709.

3. Mission to help flood victims

Image Credit: Yayasan Maghfirah

The goal: Yayasan Maghfirah and Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (ISMA) are seeking cash donations to distribute healthcare to families affected by the flood.

Each package will be equipped with RM50 of essential goods and clothing.

Organizers: Yayasan Maghfirah is a non-profit organization that assists in the fields of education and well-being through crowdfunding. ISMA fights for the rights and interests of Muslims in Malaysia.

Help:

  • Contributions can be made through their Billplz link, or
  • Maghfirah Foundation | Maybank 5622 6355 2802; or
  • Maghfirah Foundation | Islamic CIMB 860 322 1427.

4. Kitafund donations to help flood victims

The goal: Kitafund’s campaign raises RM 50,000 to provide blankets, water and food to flood victims.

Funds will also be used to distribute face masks and hand sanitizers to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in flood relief centers.

With 29 days to go, they have so far raised a total of RM661 at the time of writing.

Organizers: Kitafund is a crowdfunding platform dedicated to helping people with medical emergencies, humanitarian needs and higher education.

Help: Sponsor the crowdfunding campaign.

5. Malaysian Red Crescent Emergency flood relief

The goal: The Malaysian Red Crescent is raising funds to help flood victims in Johor and Pahang.

Organizers: The Malaysian Red Crescent Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to humanitarian acts and services.

Help: Donate to the Malaysian Red Crescent Society | Maybank 5144 2210 2657.

6. MyCARE emergency flood aid

Image Credit: MyCARE

The goal: The MyCARE campaign encourages volunteers to help with the distribution and clean-up work of the evacuation centers to ease the burden on flood victims.

Organizers: MyCARE is a humanitarian relief network that provides temporary shelter and fresh water in areas affected by flooding.

Help:

  • Register as a volunteer here,
  • Donate through their website, or
  • Humanitarian aid Malaysia Berhad | Islamic CIMB 135 8602592.

seven. Tabung Untukmu Malaysia Campaign 2.1

Image Credit: Malaysia Muslim Volunteer

The goal: Muslim Volunteer Malaysia (MVM) aims to collect RM875,000 for victims affected by floods and COVID-19 outbreaks in our country.

So far they are at a total of 983 RM with 359 days remaining at the time of writing.

Organizers: MVM aims to give society the social responsibility to lighten the burden of the needy in Malaysia.

Help:

  • Contribute to your donations through their website, or
  • Organization of Muslim Volunteers | Maybank 7699 56480 164;
  • Organization of Muslim Volunteers | CIMB Islamic 07 8602 5378;
  • Organization of Muslim Volunteers | Bank Islam 0030 1230 0010 65.

8. 2021 Pahang State Flood Assistance Appeal

The goal: Yayasan Ikram Malaysia Pahang (iBantu Pahang) is open to donations to help flood victims around Pahang.

Organizers: Yayasan Ikram Malaysia provides assistance to the poor and disaster relief. They include floods, fires and landslides.

Help:

  • Donate via their Billplz link, or
  • Malaysian Ikram Foundation | Maybank 5621 4240 4402

9. Help Johor’s Flood

The goal: MUDA, in collaboration with Kelab Belia Skuad Maharani (Bandar Maharani City Squad), aims to collect 50,000 RM to help 1,000 families in 4 districts of Johor.

The funds will be used to provide food and hygiene packages (toothbrushes, soap, etc.) to the victims.

The organizer: MUDA is a political party led by Syed Saddiq, bringing a new identity and a new way of doing politics in Malaysia. Kelab Belia Skuad Maharani is a group of young volunteers from Johor who support government and society.

Help: Donations can be made to Kelab Belia Skuad Maharani | Maybank 5514 1811 6264

For clothing and other essentials

ten. Donation of clothes and essentials from Rakan Muda to flood victims

The goal: Rakan Muda collects clothes and basic items (biscuits, rice, etc.) from the public for distribution to flood victims across the country.

They are open for donations this week at their office which operates 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekends.

Organizers: The Rakan Muda program was started by the Malaysian Ministry of Youth and Sports. They aim to produce a generation of young people to support the nation’s development goals.

Help:

  • Clothing and essential items can be donated to Pusat Bantuan Misi Banjir, Galeri KBS, Aras Bawah (ground floor), Menara KBS, Kementerian Belia dan Sukan Malaysia, Presint 4, Putrajaya.

11. JBS Donation of clothing and essential items to flood victims

The goal: The Perak Youth and Sports Department (Jabatan Belia dan Sukan Negeri Perak) collects clothing and basic necessities to distribute to flood victims in Perak.

They will only accept donations for un-torn clothing and packaged dried food (canned goods, cookies, etc.).

This initiative is open from January 4 to 8 where donations can be dropped off at their office from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Organizers: Jabatan Belia dan Sukan Negeri Perak is a government organization that aims to train young active and united in the country.

Help: Clothing and essentials can be donated at Jabatan Belia Dan Sukan Negeri Perak, Jalan Ghazali Jawi, 31400 Ipoh, Perak.

12. Pahang flood relief

The goal: Yayasan Al-Sultan Abdullah calls on the public to donate clothing, bedding (mattresses, pillows, etc.), food and toiletries to flood victims in Pahang. The cut-off time to drop off these items at their office is 7 p.m. any day of the week.

We encourage you to pack these items in boxes along with a list of items provided in the box.

Organizers: Yayasan Al-Sultan Abdullah is a charity providing dialysis treatment for chronic kidney patients in the B40 and M40 groups.

Help:

  • Boxes can be sent to iSend Distribution Center, 19, Jalan Mewah 3/4, Taman Pandan Mewah, 68000 Ampang, Selangor.
  • Donate to Yayasan Al-Sultan Abdullah | Islam Bank 0601 9010 029297

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The COVID-19 pandemic has already made many lives difficult, and now evacuees have to take refuge in crowded buildings with few necessities.

If it’s within your means, your support for flood victims through one of these organizations will not be overlooked.

  • You can read more about other social businesses and charities we’ve written about here.

Featured Image Credit: MERCY Malaysia


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