Needy residents in Pasir Ris-Punggol get 'WeCare' haze and dengue packs
Published on Jul 6, 2014 11:54 AM
SINGAPORE - About 600 households in rental flats and senior studio apartments in Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC received their haze and dengue preparation packs on Sunday.
Besides Pasir Ris, needy residents living in seven other areas including Toa Payoh, Zhenghua and Hougang will also receive their packages.
WeCare Packs, as they are called, contain items such as N95 masks, lozenges and eye wash, and non-perishable food items such as instant noodles, canned sardines and baked beans, the People's Association said in a press release. They are given to needy Singaporeans as part of a nationwide campaign launched by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong last month.
So far, more than 12,000 households have received their WeCare Packs which could last them for at least three days. When the campaign ends on July 20, about 26,000 residents - mostly elderly folk living alone - will be equipped with a WeCare Pack.
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