Monday, August 18, 2014

Help The Victims Of War

The many senseless wars seem to have just begun as I could see no end to them. I have seen enough gory photos of blood, death and beheadings in the Facebooks and TV news until I closed my FB & switched TV channels for days. I felt so sad and helpless to see the sufferings while I could not do much except to pray for peace to mankind again. I wanted to cry for the orphans, lost families, injured victims and hundreds of thousands homeless people fleeing their homes and country. 
This MUST STOP!




By chance, I saw in the community facebook posted by one kind soul - Syed Azmi who is a well known voice in my area who would always raise funds, help and create awareness to alert the whole community. Even lost and injured kittens would not pass his eyes. Syed Azmi would do anything to help any beings! I always felt he is an angel sent from heavens to wake us up. He posted an appeal to collect any winter jackets, coats, warm blankets, coats, gloves and even teddy bears to be sent to homeless victims in Syria via the SyriaCare. He kindly offered his parent's lovely house above to become the collection centre.




I immediately sprang into action and pleaded with my wife and friends to donate away all their jackets, sweaters and gloves scarfs to help. We have excuse to give away now and buy new ones in future. A small help goes a long way to keep the victims warm during the coming Winter months which starts getting cold in early November! All the Makciks, Datuks, Mak Datins and neighbours love Syed Azmi! They gave everything they had including high end winter coats, branded blankets and almost everything from home.




Everyone had the same spirit and goals to help the victims in Syria. They came in cars and trucks to unload their donations besides chipping in their time to help to sort, pack and send them to Syria. It was a beautiful feeling to see the spirit and goods pouring in between 3pm to 6pm.




 These muscular men came in their trucks to help load up and send them all to Syria.





The next time you see anyone appealing for help, please do something and don't ignore when your little time & small help could bring mountains of happiness & hope to the victims of war.



 *Photo taken from Reuters*

The above victims are all our brothers and sisters who are suffering out there in the war torn countries. They are living in greatest fear and immense pain from their bodily injuries & the loss of loved ones who were brutally killed. Over here, we are all still enjoying ice cream, sunny weathers, shopping and reading Blogs & Facebook. Do something in anyway we can to help.

Please remember them all in our prayers too.


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51 comments:

  1. Hi.. Yeah, I have been seeing these news everywhere.. TV, FB, everywhere.. About the donation and all, yes, I collect old clothes and shoes (even underwears), yes, you read it right, (wearable) underwear la, not those "zhan zhan" ones.. I pack them like once in two months, then send them downstairs to the charity box.. There are two charity boxes downstairs our condo, so it's very convenient for me..
    But those are not going to Syria or war victims la, those are going to the orphanage or old folk's home I guess..
    Sometimes I wonder, these things can get to them or not, maybe lost along the way, since need to "pass so many hands", if you know what I mean, the best is to pack the clothes and send them personally to the old folk's home/orphanage, then 100% confirm it reaches them safely..

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    1. You are doing a good thing indeed. No worries, those Charity Bins really sort them out and send to the needy. Of course I have seen many hantus who tore open the charity bins and stole shoes & shirts for themselves. That means they really needed better shirts and shoes la. Now the charity bins have been upgraded to all metal and no way anyone could tear them open again.
      The world will have no end of wars and sufferings, so it would be best if everyone starts helping out in cash or kinds. All bloggers could share and blog sometimes to create awareness. It's merits too for sharing.

      Have a nice day!

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  2. Twilight Man, good afternoon...

    Thumb up to you!!!

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  3. I applaud you for supporting a good cause. War is senseless and those who suffer are innocent civilians. However, I have my reservations on supporting certain causes. I don't mean to sound callous but I feel that we should focus on helping the needy on our home front first. And I don't understand why the richer middle eastern countries can't help their needy brothers and sisters.

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    1. I do agree with you as I tend to give my support towards the local orphanages more than others. Charity Begins At Home is my motto. I would just force my friends to donate and help out by telling them many sob stories. I am good in this grandma traits.

      Somehow this help rendered to keep the victims warm really shook my brains as my wardrobe is full of winter jackets which are useless right now. I confess that even 3 had labels hanging as they were gifts bought for me but sizes were wrong as I am fatter than they imagined.

      I got very mad when I saw how the whole wars started and still raging on senselessly without gaining anything except more pain and blood sheds. There is no right and wrongs in life, it's the intention that counts.

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    2. The middle easterners have conflicts amongst each other (hence the wars there) since old old times... which is sad to see because if they unite, they can easily topple US. :(

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    3. But that said, the rich Arabs do send money to help muslim countries, even to Malaysia - with examples of the tsunami or flood victims... but they send the money to our government and usually it's not being hyped up. You are not supposed to do a PR event when giving money, that's our belief. :P

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    4. Thanks Lina for sharing this. I am aware that many countries in UAE and Arabs donated a lot of cash to help others without calling TV stations to beam live. I was especially surprised during the earlier years in 1994 to hear personally from Mahadzir Lokman during a tea session on how the Sultan of Brunei gave out big donations silently and requested no publicity.

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    5. Thank you, TM and Lina for enlightening me with the information.

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  4. accidents and disasters happen like almost everyday when i read the newspaper, it is indeed very saddening to see there are so many victims and deaths everyday.. we should always be thankful for still being alive and able to see our loved ones and people around us.. and of course good credit must be given to those who would help other unconditionally, just like the organizer of this SyriaCare and of course not to be forgotten, every single one who contributed and helped to send resources to the victims of the war, you are all very respected!! there is no boundary when it comes to charity, we see no colors, we see no borders, we see no religion, we see no difference in every single human beings surviving on this Earth.. thank you Anay for sharing this post, and to urge donations from all over the blogger world.. if we cannot afford to donate any thing, i guess it would already be good to give moral support and to have the victims in our prayers.. every support, material or mental, helps!!!

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    1. Anay loves Thambee story, goes round and round till today. I agree with your great thoughts of wisdom that there is no boundary in all levels!! I am a firm believer that even a silent prayer is also priceless like other forms of help for the victims. I hope all readers will embark on their own missions to help any needy, be it local or foreign.

      Oh yes, my Guru taught us to pray and deliver all the lost souls too.

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  5. Great effort towards the need! I admire his (Syed) attitude and the way he led this cause for war victims. One could even bear the heat, but in cold without that kind of cloths is suffering. Hope we do our best

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    1. Yes that man is a great and well known today. I am sure you have much experience how a winter is like in your country.

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  6. We all do a little bit of what we can.

    Kudos to Anay and Anay's friends. :)

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    1. We are just small peanuts but merely want to help in anyway we could. I prefer to awaken others too.

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  7. I usually will donate cash as I read somewhere that it's better to give cash than give stuff. If things, I'd follow the list the NGOs have listed out because sometimes things may need more volunteers and helpers to sort out and that requires time also.

    I like how Bangsar Village has the charity box where shopper can put groceries in for the orphanage.

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    1. I love their charity box!!! Next time I will go over and drop something too.

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  8. War...

    If only men has no greed.

    It's also sad to see war because of the excuse of religion.

    What religion advocates war?

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    1. The whole mankind has gone wrong somewhere! Yes, the men has too much greed and hatred. These are poisons.

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  9. Yea, this is very saddening instead. The world has gone crazy :(
    That's why we have to be contented with what we have now, imagine the life these people are having now, living in fear and poverty everyday.

    What you do is really great! Kudos! I often donate old clothes to the orphanage too =) (Like you, got a good excuse to shop for more clothes now, to fill up my empty wardrobe xD)

    May God bless all the good people!

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    1. My part was small only and my blog is hopefully creating awareness for others to render their help in other ways. We must not forget the victims who are homeless and live in greatest fear now.

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  10. Well done to this guy. Yeah, time for me to pack my old clothes and donate. Let me check out some age vies here in SG.

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    1. If Singapore doesn't have, send them to me in KL... Tee-tee!

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  11. With a very small action can change the world!

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    1. Small changes everywhere could bring big changes with Syed Azmi's goals and visions.

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  12. Kudos to Syed Azmi and also you and your family for taking action, whatever little that we do is better than doing nothing at all. If your jacket helps one little kid in Syria from dying from the cold, it is one life saved.
    I hate wars, they never made sense to me, rather than everyone pooling their resources to work hard and grow the economy pie to benefit all sides, they content themselves with blowing each other up and cause sufferings.

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    1. Nobody likes wars but those bullies at war have really horrendous & heinous hearts. They enjoy killing lives and greed to conquer other lands.

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  13. Bravo to Syed Azmi. He is certainly a kind soul who instead of just talking and blaming ...he set out and do something about it.

    So many of us bla bla bla in FB and other media social on war...each have his her own opinion but never did anything about it. am guilty of that too. We should follow Syed Azmi example.

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    1. Yes this Syed Azmi is a wonderful guy who always help and create awareness in all issues.

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  14. Bravo to you too for helping out like that instead of just stand there and do nothing

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    1. I was just a small fart in their compound. They all helped so much and donated generously.

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  15. I do hope this shipment will reach them in time.

    i recalled an author, Mr Khoo and his friends had set up to send clothing and stuffs to Japan no so long ago when Japan kena disaster. The shipment encountered so many red tape from the authorities.

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    1. I remember the shipment to help the North Korea's Famine never reached the victims!

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  16. Yes, a bit from everyone can mount to something Big... hope these useful items will reach those who are really in need.. in these war zone countries, there are so much red tape as announced on the radio... why are humans so selfish and greedy for power.. I really don't understand.. there is only one life.. why not be happy in it... such a fallen world.. Yes, prayers are needed for those affected.. really empathize with them.. read too much in the FB... never thought humans can do that to one another...

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    1. I like to read your Facebook. All good food and happy faces only!

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  17. Hello Mr. Twilight,

    There are so many unrest and wars in this world, all started by humans for whatever reasons. It is good that you and your friends do something to help out, no matter how small. Let us hope for peace on earth but I don't think it is possible at all due to humans basic nature but we just help whenever we can.

    This is mun using her other wordpress id which is just used for leaving comments on blogs.

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    1. Hello ZMun2! Nice to see you here. Why the new name? Maybe I should have another Twilight Man 2!

      I am so tired with the endless wars and beheadings! This is insane and crazy!

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  18. Yes very sad to hear about all these wars and suffering. This Syed Azmi is such a kind soul. Good to know there are people who still care. Hope all these donated items reach the victims.

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    1. The goods will reach them all. Will you donate all your winter jackets for next round?

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  19. bless you & your big kind heart, Twilight.

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    1. I was merely following the others who have bigger hearts!

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  20. TM keep up the great work. Salute your compassion to help the needy.

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    1. Drag out you & Mango's winter jackets for next round please!

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    1. Amitabha.....! Amitabha.....! Amitabha.....! Amitabha.....! Amitabha.....!

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  22. I pray that every being would be happy and every poor soul will get the help they need

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    1. We need more prayers to help them all.

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  23. War is a never-ending thing & I just wish these people would give a thought to the innocent souls. I always salute these charitable people playing their part to help the poor & we should do, in whatever ways we can.

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