At every large city in the world, there is the problem of the homeless and destitute. Johor Bahru is no exception. These unfortunate souls gather around the old central train station where they lay down for the night on used cardboard boxes as their mattress. Men and women of various races and ages.
Last night, I joined the team from Free Market Johor and Friends & Strangers, to spread some cheer. We distributed food packs and some basic toiletries (small towel, toothbrush and toothpaste). As a special occasion to celebrate the coming hari raya, the FMJ team collected a large number of pre-loved baju melayu to give away for free. The fast food chain Macdonald's also contributed to the event by giving burgers and drinks.
The distribution was held at the KTM cargo bay at JB Sentral train station. Around 100 persons came and collected the food and clothes. It was a small effort by the team but I'm pretty sure well-appreciated by the recipients.
|Volunteers helping to prepare the food packs|
|KTM Sentral Cargo Bay became the distribution point for the night|
|Pre-loved men's and women's clothing for some raya cheer|
|With fellow MRSM Kuantan alumnus, Amin Shade and his lovely daughters|
More pics can be seen at this Facebook page -> Friends and Strangers