Seven friends in Malaysia who are not formally organized in any way have managed to collect more than 200 tons of donations for the flood victims in Terengganu, Kelantan and Pahang, receiving overwhelming support, even from a guy with a helicopter to transport the goods.
Six of them have full-time jobs, mostly in the service sector, while one is a full-time homemaker. Ahamad Emran, Fadly Daud, Hafiz Kamal, Hayati Ismail, Sarah Lee, Syarifah Athirah Al Tirmidhi and Syed Azmi Alhabshi have organized 30 community events in the last year by relying solely on support gathered through social media.
(READ the full story in Malaysia’s The Star)
Story tip from Michelyne Hibbert Callan