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PA sends relief packages out with haze expected in coming weeks

Published on Jun 14, 2014 7:54 PM
 
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the guest of honour, at the fifth Jalan Kayu Day on Saturday, June 14, 2014. With the haze poised to hit the island in the coming weeks, the People's Association (PA) on Saturday started distributing 26,000 care packages to elderly and sickly residents living alone. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO 

SINGAPORE - With the haze poised to hit the island in the coming weeks, the People's Association (PA) on Saturday started distributing 26,000 care packages to elderly and sickly residents living alone.

These packs contain non-perishable foods and items such as N95 masks, and are meant to help vulnerable residents tide over the impending spate of hazy days.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Ang Mo Kio GRC MP Dr Intan Azura Mokhtar, who are both grassroots advisers in Ang Mo Kio GRC, launched the WeCare Packs initiative at the annual Jalan Kayu Day.

About 200 of these packs will go out to the area's residents these two weeks.

 
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