Unemployed Single Mum Of 3 Loses Home To Fire In Sengkang, Netizens Come Together To Raise Funds For Her
A fire in Sengkang brought to ashes all belongings of a Single mum of three. After a social media post went viral, netizens came together to help.
A fire broke out in an HDB unit in Sengkang last Friday (April 10), ravaging everything the family of four owned.
For single mum Tanti Yani Zaini, not only did it mean being separated from her children till she moved into a temporary shelter today (April 14), but it also meant having to foot necessary expenses to repair the damage to both her apartment and her neighbour’s.
However, by Sunday (April 12), $11,000 had been raised in her support, with a few companies reaching out to offer their aid.
Her friend, Zaara Zulfaqar, as well as her brother’s fiancee, Qira Yong, had put up appeals for donation on social media.
Though Zulfaqar’s post has since been deleted, their appeal had circulated so widely that even local actress Nurul Aini caught wind of it.
Companies such as Nippon Paint and Comfort Design Furniture had also reached out to Tanti to sponsor paints and furniture, while another Muslim-owned interior design company offered to revamp her house “at zero cost”.
The outpouring of donations left Yong feeling “super overwhelmed” and extremely touched.
Zulfaqar, too, posted that the amount received had exceeded their expectations.
She reassured: “With care and responsibility, I would like to inform all donors that it is possible for Tanti and her kids/family to sustain their daily needs for a good few months.”
In a post on the Instagram account of their home bake business, Yong thanked everyone for their kindness and donations.
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Bismillah First and foremost, I (Qira) would like to thank each and everyone who have helped me out to raised funds for my dearly sister, @tantiyanizaini . Those helps we received from @aanurul and many others, We couldn’t thank all of you enough. With the overwhelming helped we have received really touches our heart. Secondly, with the negative comments & so on I truly understand the doubts. But not to worry, all the funds have been transferred to my sister. Thirdly, to those who are still willing to help in any means, by all means we are not stopping you. We are not expecting nor hoping for anything as well. There’s a lot which i have rejected them in a nice way, not only rejecting those who wanted to donate clothes, essentials etc etc & all i could possibly tell them is to keep us in their prayers. That would mean a lot to us its bcs we have received so much positive responses. Lastly, I’d like to apologise if i have miss looked your comments/ DMs/WS as i have been receiving alot, you can DM/WS me again for any enquires. thank you once again to each & everyone who hv repost, share it to your family members/ friends, donated us in any ways etc. May he bless all of you for your kindness. Insha’allah, amin. 🤍
“We couldn’t thank all of you enough. With we overwhelming helped we have received really touches our heart (sic).” she wrote. “Thank you once again to each & everyone who have repost, share it to your family members/ friends, donated us in any ways etc (sic).”
This post was first published on AsiaOne and was republished on theAsianparent with permission.