Our Case Worker – Christopher Yu shares about the generosity and altruism of a migrant family.
With the Circuit Breaker extension, our case workers have been calling in to check up on our beneficiaries to ensure that they were given the necessary support – physical, emotional and mental.
They had spent the last week calling up families to arrange for a second round of care packs, which ACMI plans to distribute to vulnerable transnational families and migrant individuals.
With the many distress calls received and calls going out to families, one of our case workers – Christopher Yu was deeply touched by the generosity and altruism of one migrant family.
Please give my care pack to someone else who needs it more than me.
He shared that the single mother of two said: “Please give my care pack to someone else who needs it more than me.”
“I still have my job, even though my salary is not much but I’m able to provide for my two kids and take care of them. I’m sure there are others out there who need it more than me.”
This certainly came as a surprise for our case worker.
“It was really refreshing to hear such generosity from our beneficiary, especially after a full day of attending to distress calls and cases.” said Christopher.
Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them… she out of her poverty has put in all she had to live on. (Luke 21:3-4)
He continued: “It’s certainly very encouraging to hear that those who have received support and concern from us want to care and give back to others.
“I’m indeed grateful to see such transformation in our beneficiaries”
We are indeed glad too and it indeed alludes to the story of The Widow’s Mite:
He looked up and saw rich people putting their gifts into the treasury; he also saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins.
He said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them; for all of them have contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in all she had to live on.”
Luke 21:1-4 (NRSVCE)
We’re keen to continue providing support – physical, emotional and mental assistance to vulnerable migrants – workers, families and individuals alike during this period of COVID-19.
Here are some things you can do:
- If you know of a migrant (worker, family, individual) who needs support during this time, please provide them with our helpline number 9188 9162. A case worker will attend to their need.
- If you would like to reach out and offer support and care to migrant workers at the dormitories or vulnerable transnational families, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Help a fellow migrant or foreign friend you know who is in Singapore. Call them or even offer a word of encouragement.
This is certainly a challenging and scary time for all of us. But know that we all can do our part to render help to one another. Every effort no matter how small, will go a long way.
Let us remain united and work together and do our part!
We’ll get through this!