AS the Covid-19 continues to spread around the world, the homeless remains as one of the most vulnerable groups prone to infection.
With that in mind, property developer M Summit Group decided to help these often-forgotten folk by distributing three-ply face masks to the vagrants.
Group corporate communications manager Ng Su-Ann said the Group gave out 500 face masks to the homeless including a trishaw rider at the Komtar bus terminal and its surroundings on Sept 4.
“We want to do our bit to help them, especially when the Covid-19 menace is not over,” she said.
The distribution involved 10 employees led by the Group’s development planning manager Moh Wei Ren and M Summit 191 Executive Hotel Suites general manager Moh Wei Ken.
Several recipients gave the thumbs-up to the meaningful effort.
Former kitchen helper, who only wanted to be known as Ah Ho, said he was thankful to receive the face masks.
“I am afraid of catching the disease and getting fined by the authorities for not wearing a mask. I am still a bachelor and now living in the streets,” he said.
Ng said besides helping the vagrants, M Summit Group had also provided 60 of its staff with a box of 50 face masks each.
“We have also donated books to the children from St Joseph’s Home to cultivate the reading habit in young children and to encourage them to stay indoors,” she said.
Story by Christopher Tan
Pix provided by M Summit Group