The elderly couple of the case lived in the Squatter area in Yuen Long District. During the Super typhoon Mangkhut attack in September, the tree outside the house was blown up and uprooted. The corridor built by the wooden card board was also destroyed. For the elderly who are inconvenient to move and need the use of crutches, this destruction has caused great inconvenience to their lives. Afterwards, a fire broke out in the factory building behind their house. The fire was put out but it caused flooding in the house. The kerosense stove for cooking was flooded and could not be used. In addition, we also noticed that their hot water heating equipment is very simple, they are still burning wood fuel to produce hot water for shower.
To solve those problems, we worked together with volunteers last week to rebuild the corridor, removing the excess gravel from the ground and cut the stubborn roots, plastic sheets and planks are used to flatten the floors and gentle slopes. Also, armrests have been added. In addition, we purchased the electric ceramic cooktop for replacing the kerosense stove; and we installed an electric water heater in the bathroom to facilitate them.
After accepting our services, the living of the clients has been significantly improved, it includes the convenience and safety of access, cooking and basic living. We are happy to improve and repair furniture for families in need, to solve problems on their homes and improve the quality of their lives.