By SH Ong
The Lighthouse Hope Society (LHHS) reaches out to the poor, elderly and marginalized folks of Ipoh via a Soup Kitchen where they serve hot meals on a daily basis. They also provide medical services twice a week, offer shower facilities, clothing, haircuts and a helping hand in matters to do with government departments, as well as welfare assistance. They were established in 2006 and have since expanded their services beyond Ipoh to assist the Orang Asli communities.
Just before the announcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO) in March 2020, where dine-in was not permitted, the Soup Kitchen decided to organise takeaway meals instead. This new system proved a blessing in disguise as they were not caught by surprise with the new ruling. They have been running this takeaway system successfully since then.
As the MCO was extended by the prolonged pandemic, the economic hardships of the communities continued to rise and thus, LHHS embarked on a new project to provide food rations to the families of daily wage earners, childrens’ homes, Orang Asli families and migrant workers. This project has been ongoing since December 2020 and their latest donation drive was on June 30, 2021.
For those who wish to support the Lighthouse Hope Society’s charity work, kindly contact Kenny at 018-9598491.