Members of Yayasan Bina Semangat Darul Ridzuan’s (YBU) elite squad were first on the scene when they were alerted of natural disasters occurring in Lawin, Gerik, Manjoi, Kg. Baru Kuala Dipang and lately, Kampar. These areas were inundated by floodwaters caused by heavy downpour and the bursting of river banks. The tragedy in Kampar is still fresh in our minds as its effects were far reaching. A number of villagers in Jeram and Kampung Pisang in the District of Kampar had to be evacuated for their personal safety.
The YBU squad consisted of volunteers specially picked for their skills and fortitude. They can operate independently and are apt at dispensing aid to victims, both the physiological and psychological forms. Their timely arrival at the points of disaster made the difference between life and death.
Help the flood victims either in kind or cash, call: 05-255 5945/5946 for details, or go direct to YBUDR at: Aras D-2-1, Greentown Square, Jalan Dato’ Seri Ahmad Said, 30450 Ipoh. All forms of aid will be channelled to the victims by the foundation, post haste. Readers’ kindness is much appreciated.