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2018-04 Newsletter

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1. Message from Executive Director.

We give thanks to God, our Provider. I recall the first time I brought my wife to CREST office and her first impression was it was like a disaster zone. A regular double story link house that serves as administration office, staff hostel and machine repair.

Our prayers for a new and affordable office have been answered. Soon we will move into a double story corner house in Bandar Botanic in Klang, offered by a generous volunteer.

We will send out our relocation notice soon. Continue to pray with us for God to provide volunteers, transportation and financial support to carry out this operation.

2. Disaster Preparedness & Response Training

CREST was invited by Penang Christian Center, Kepong Chinese Methodist Church and Malaysia CARE (Kampar), to conduct training to the local community. This month alone, we have trained more than 100 volunteers equipping the locals not just to prepare for disaster, but to respond when it happens.

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“We have attended the disaster preparedness training and now many are looking forward to attend the disaster response training beginning of November 2018.” – Volunteer from Penang Christian Center.

“After attended the disaster preparedness and response training, we found we have done everything wrongly in our Kelantan and Penang flood response. I hope we can invite CREST again to train our local volunteers” – Head of the PKSK Emergency Rescue Team in Kepong.

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“We enjoyed the training and we need more practical, now we need to start preparing the emergency basket (Go-bag)” – Participant from Orang Asli, Semai.

 

3. Coming Up Next...

Date

Training

Location

Host

12 - 13 May

IDRN 1100

Singapore

Touch International

20 May

Disaster Awareness Talk

Selangor

The Pink Shoes

18-20 | 25-27 May

IDRN 1100 & 1300 (CN)

Sitiawan

MCRD - Pioneer Chinese Methodist Church

CREST in partnership with Asia Pacific Baptist Aid will conduct a workshop on Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CDBRM) in Iloilo, Philippines from 12-18 June. For more information, kindly write to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In Him We Serve,
CK Cheong
Executive Director

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