BY: Michelle Liew
Comedian and host, Harith Iskander who carried out rescue missions in several locations in the Klang Valley managed to remove the bodies of flood victims trapped in a house, yesterday.
Through an Instagram post, Harith mentioned that he did the mission with the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) and the non-governmental organization (NGO) he manages, The Hope Branch.
The 55-year-old celebrity is among the individuals who are actively doing charity work, so he took the initiative to set up an NGO under The Hope Branch since the beginning of last year to channel more comprehensive aid.
Earlier, the organization actively helped families who were badly affected when the Covid-19 situation hit, resulting in many losing their jobs and sources of income.
Orphans, senior citizens and homeless people have received help from the team through the distribution of food supplies and basic necessities.
Harith also informed that his team managed to rescue the mother and baby who were trapped on the top floor of a shop house for two nights.
After Shah Alam, The Hope Branch, which bought a rescue boat to help the trapped victims, is understood to have moved to Bukit Changgang, Banting which has been submerged in water since yesterday.
In the mission, the NGO volunteers who joined several other groups also brought food supplies and necessities to be distributed to the affected families.