MELAKA (Bernama) – While most youths prefer to only read and post their comments on the floods in the social media, a group of 14 youths is using the channel to collect donations for flood victims.
What is fascinating is that the people in the group, comprising Hermy Rahim and 13 others, are neither VIPs, celebrities nor representing any associations or non-governmental organisations.
They initiate the donation collection on their own as caring individuals, without assistance from any quarters.
“We are not VIPs and have no vested interest. We are just a group of friends who feel that we should not just watch the sufferings of the flood victims, but to do something to help them,” said Hermy, 27, to Bernama here.
Using Twitter, under the account @twt_melaka, they spread the information on their donation collection for flood victims, which they held at the Tesco and Mydin supermarkets here last Dec 24 and 25.
“We are grateful. Many came to help us. It started with only 14 of us and now there are about 40 of us, and the donations came from various quarters,” he added.
Their initiative became viral on the social media, not only on Twitter, but also on WhatsApp and Facebook.
The Facebook account of Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron also posted information on the group’s initiative and called on the public to contribute.