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Macau Red Cross Supplying Drinking Water to Service Users

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Macau ICBC donates MOP500,000 to support post-disaster relief

Macau Red Cross (MRC) launched various services to the local residents after the destructive monstrous typhoon Hato, and hoped to help the community returning to normal livelihood.

MRC volunteers, brought with drinking water and personal cleansing items, visited those live-alone residents and some with mobility problems at the Edificio Da. Angelica Lopes Santos, and several units located in Rua da Ribeira do Pataneand Costa areas of which were seriously affected by the typhoon, in addition, text messages of love and concerns were sent to Non-emergency Medical Transfer Service users. Volunteers found a few of them were exhausted with drinking water and failed to take prescription drugs as directed. Volunteers promptly provided them with water and food to relieve them from desperate need.

Mobile first aid stations

MRC already set up two mobile first aid stations in Rua da Casa Forte and Fai Chi Kei, to provide first aid services to the injured volunteers while cleaning up the streets. As from today, more first aid stations will be arranged in Rua da Barca Avenida do Conselheiro Borja and Hong Kung Miu Temple.

MRC is currently gathering damage data in residence of users of the Non-emergency Medical Transfer Service, so as to repair or disassemble their destructed doors and windows. MRC collaborates with the Architect Association of Macau, Macau Institution of Engineers, Macau Association of Building Contractors and Developers, Association of Macau Engineering Consultant Companies, Macau Construction Association and Macau Construction Machinery Engineering Association to assess potential hazards and to provide maintenance.

Yesterday, Macau ICBC Chairman Zhu Xiaoping and CEO Wu Long presented to MRC a donation of MOP500,000 to support the post-disaster relief program. On behalf of MRC, Central Council Vice President Chou Kuok Hei , Member and Secretary, Directive Council Vice President Joao Manuel Ambrosio, Member and Chief if Protocol Lau Veng Lin and Member Lim Kie Leng accepted the check.

Considering special financial aid to affected units

Zhu Xiaoping expressed that ICBC had been established in Macau for years, and it is their duty to serve the affected residents. While the bank is striving to restore individual outlets and facilities, they are also committed to ensure normal services to the public. On the other hand, the bank is actively involved in post-disaster reconstruction projects, and prepared to organize a disaster relief volunteer team. In addition, they also consider to provide special financial assistance to the affected units.

MRC adheres to focusing the local needy individuals and provide assistance in time.