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2017-07 Newsletter

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1 Methodist Crisis Relief & Development (MCRD) @ Jelutong Chinese Methodist Church.

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1st 2nd 8th 9th July, CREST was invited by MCRD Northern District to conduct Crisis Relief Training for the members of the Chinese Methodist churches. After the two weekends of training, they are passionate and ready to help during crisis.

Topics on flood, fire, earthquake and ICS, Logistisc & Distribution were shared throughout the training.

2 Basic Wilderness Survival, Search & Rescue Camp.

8th-9th July, CREST and The Pink Shoes had successfully conducted the second wilderness survival camp this year. There was a total of 23 participants, an overwhelming response.

CREST would like to thank the 9 facilitators for sharing their time and experiences at the camp.

Everyone had a great time together and more importantly, they achieved their goals – “We Survived! We Rescued!”

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3 Sri Lanka Flood & Landslides.

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CREST deployed a 2nd team to Sri Lanka on the 14th-18th July. The objectives were to help mitigate the ongoing dengue outbreak by conducting cleanup operations in two villages that had low income and had been affected by the floods and landslides. Public health talks were given at the villages. We were overwhelmed by the response of the locals who showed up to take responsibility in cleaning up and unclogging drains.

CREST was able to distribute 400 mosquito nettings to the two villages of Haldola, Mudduwa, and also the Childrens Dengue Ward in Ratnapura. CREST also distributed other `items such as brooms, gloves, boots, and garbage bags for the clean up operation.

For a full video summary and report of the 2nd team’s visit to Sri Lanka, please visit our webpage or Click Here.

4 Up Coming Events & Prayer Requests

4.1 Basic Disaster Response Camp, MBS, Kundang (14-17 September 2017).

Our annual training is coming! If you have been trained under IDRN, it is time for you to come and know more about the disaster management. We have received 19 confirmed participants from Sri Lanka, Singapore, Philippines and Pakistan. Only from Malaysia have signed up. Friends, this is the best opportunity to network with others as we all know, the needs in crisis is increasing.

Click Here To Register

4.2 2018 Fund Raising Event for CREST.

We are looking for volunteers to help out in our 20th Anniversary Fund Raising Event next year. Please pray together with us for the Lord’s direction. May He provide the wisdom, manpower and resources that are needed.

In Him We Serve,
CK Cheong
Executive Director

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