COVID-19: Aaron Aziz's charity organisation donates to 1,000 people in need across Malaysia
According to report by New Straits Times, Malaysia-based actor Aaron Aziz has spent RM50,000 (S$16,500) to distribute essential supplies to the less fortunate during Malaysia’s MCO (Movement Control Order).
Through his organisation Journey to Insyirah, the Singaporean relayed help to close to 1,000 needy individuals and families.
Aziz reportedly told New Straits Times that the donations were given to various communities all across Malaysia, including Pahang, Melaka, Johor, Perlis, Kedah, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.
"Praise be to God, we have received a lot of funds from people ever since this organisation started two years ago," he said. "When the Covid-19 pandemic happened and the MCO was enforced, many people messaged my wife and I for help. So we were able to channel the donations to those who really need it.
"I hope that whatever we do will be of help to the needy at this moment," he added.
The organisation was co-founded by Aaron with his wife Dayana Halik, and a friend, Ustazah Khadijah.
Journey to Insyirah is currently focusing on giving out milk and disposable diapers, after the initial effort of distributing daily essential items.
"After this, we will then focus on buying medicines as many have also messaged us for that," he said.
Before the Covid-19 pandemic, the charitable organisation had helped to provide lodging and clean water, as well as a van for a tahfiz centre in Langkawi, Kedah.