Nor Azlina is seen with a mannequin dressed in PPE.
MIRI: A group of volunteers here has pledged to produce 5,800 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE) for front-liners here, Lawas and Kota Kinabalu.
Led by Nor Azlina Samin, the group known as #Sew4FrontLinerMiri will use 16,000 metres of non-woven material donated by Sinnoxxa Sdn Bhd, a company owned by former Miss Universe 1970 semifinalist Datin Josephine Wong-Fonseka, for this project.
“This is the most materials donated so far and will be converted into 5,800 sets of PPE consisting of isolation gowns, hoods, and boot covers to be delivered mainly to Miri Hospital (3,000), Lawas Hospital (2,000), and hospitals in KK and surrounding areas (800),” she said when contacted.
She said #Sew4FrontLinerMiri comprised some 100 housewives and seamstresses here, including 20 Muslims who are in high spirits despite fasting.
“I am very thankful to all the volunteers, runners, and also sponsors for making our wishes come true to contribute in our small way, especially to help the front-liners in combating Covid-19,” she said.
Nor Azlina said the group previously produced 2,550 PPE sets with materials donated by Steady Packaging, as well as 1,245 isolation gowns from 1,800 metres of fabric
sponsored by Fibretex via Tanoti House Kuching, which was mainly for distribution to Miri Hospital.
She added the group has also contributed to the Sarawak Heart Centre in Kota Samarahan, Kota Samarahan Health Clinic, and Miri Zone 6 Fire and Rescue Department.
“Thanks also to Norlela Abd Ghani of Ikram Miri for getting more tailors.
“Also, Ikram Miri’s charity wing, I-Bantu did a donation drive to cover the costs, collecting RM6,973 for the project and RM522,560 for humanitarian relief nationwide,” added Nor Azlina, a former journalist who has changed careers to tailoring.
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