Red Hill weekly food distribution by Apex Club of Bukit Timah
14 Nov 2020
On November 14, 2020, volunteer Executive Chairman of Sian Chay Medical Institution Toh Soon Huat JP, and colleagues from Sian Chay’s headquarters were invited to participate in the Red Hill weekly food distribution by Apex Club of Bukit Timah. As volunteers, they distribute food ration bags to low-income families in HDB rental flats. Sian Chay Medical Institution also donated $10,000 to the purchase of the food ration. The money would benefit 1124 families, most of them elderly living alone and low-income families.
In addition, Sian Chay Medical Institution will donate another $10,000 to buy medical supplies and household items such as water bottles and electric fans.
Member of Parliament of Ang Mo Kio GRC Ng Ling Ling, Apex Club Lifer Philip Tan, PJG, JP, BBM (L), BBM, PBM and his wife, and Mr. Desmond Chin participated in the activity. Thanks to Mr Tan for his kindness and invitation, so that more people have the opportunity to participate in this warm and meaningful activity.
According to the person in charge of Apex Club food distribution project, the project started in 1988. The food ration activity is fixed every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. to distribute to low-income residents in Redhill Close Blocks 89 and 90. The food ration bag is usually worth about $8, and today’s food ration bag is worth about $15. The bags containing grapes, eggs, dragon fruit, pear, bread, eggplant, tomatoes, green vegetables, can sardine, cereal etc. were distributed to 143 families.
Chairman Toh Soon Huat, JP said: “Charity is a form of true love. It is sincere, compassionate, grateful and bright. It is a connotation, a touching moment, a learning experience, and a self-cultivation. It enriches life with power and embodies the value of life. When others encounter difficulties, we need to invoke our compassion, brightness and responsibility – contribute money and effort where we can. Serve the country and the people by working together to tide over the difficulties.”
Sian Chay Medical Institution, a traditional Chinese medicine charity with a history of more than one hundred years, has always adhered to the beliefs that ” Nation Progresses, Family Prospers; Family Harmony, Successful Endeavours. Forward with the Nation, Bonding with the People.” as well as its five core values of “forgiveness, universal love, compassion, gratitude and blessing”. It has actively aligned with nation policy to create a harmonious society. Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Sian Chay has been particularly committed to help every community member and family in need.
In the face of the pandemic, Sian Chay Medical Institution will work with you to do good in every way that benefits the country and the people and bring love to more people. That is because we are Sian Chay Medical Institution because we are a social enterprise under societal management for social service.
We look forward to the support of good Samaritans from all walks of life. We hope to spread our goal of serving the public, uphold the spirit of serving the public, and share our warmth with the people around us. We look forward to working with you to do good with gratitude!