Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA) is pleased to announce its partnership with other donor partners in the “Everyday Guardians” initiative by the Home Team Volunteer Network (HTVN) to recognise the hard work and dedication of frontliners during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over 20,000 “Everyday Guardians” care packs were distributed at the end of May to the frontliners managing the COVID-19 situation from the Home Team, the Ministry of Social and Family Development, the Ministry of Manpower, the Singapore Armed Forces, the National Parks Board and the Migrant Workers’ Centre.
Ms Sun Xueling, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, presenting an “Everyday Guardians” care pack to a Singapore Police Force officer from Ang Mo Kio Police Division (Photo credit: Singapore Police Force)
Ms Sun Xueling, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, and Singapore Police Force officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division with the “Everyday Guardians” care packs (Photo credit: Singapore Police Force)
Ms Sun Xueling, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, and Singapore Civil Defence Force officers from Ang Mo Kio Fire Station with the “Everyday Guardians” care packs (Photo credit: Ministry of Home Affairs)
Immigration & Checkpoints Authority officers with their “Everyday Guardians” care packs (Photo credit: Immigration & Checkpoints Authority)
Cheering on the Frontliners
Standing united with Singapore and in recognition of the frontliners’ dedication in the fight against COVID-19, SFCCA has rallied member associations and members of the public to donate essential items. Member volunteers from the SFCCA Youth Committee and Integration Advocates/ Supporters Network assisted in SFCCA’s COVID-19 support efforts by preparing the care packs filled with the donated items and distributing them to frontliners at Sengkang, Punggol and Pasir Ris Polyclinics, and taxi drivers at Changi Airport in February and March respectively.
With stricter safe distancing measures announced in April, SFCCA supported Enterprise Singapore to recruit over 20 volunteers from member associations to validate and ensure that the public and business owners observe safe distancing measures.
“Everyday Guardians” Initiative by HTVN
In addition to the above efforts, SFCCA is proud to be one of the donor partners of the “Everyday Guardians” initiative by the HTVN to show our support and appreciation to over 20,000 frontliners involved in the nation’s efforts to combat COVID-19. “Everyday Guardians” care packs’ contents were contributed by SFCCA, Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI), Singapore Airlines (SIA), Temasek Foundation and community project Masks Sewn with Love. Hand cream and wet wipes donated by SFCCA, along with other essential items donated, were packed into SIA travel pouches by more than 200 Home Team volunteers.
Items found in each “Everyday Guardians” care pack – Disposable face mask, reusable face mask, hand sanitiser, hand cream, wet wipes, message from appreciation from HTVN, packed into an SIA travel pouch (Photo credit: Ministry of Home Affairs)
Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs Ms Sun Xueling and Home Team volunteers packing the items into the “Everyday Guardians” care packs at home (Photo credit: Ministry of Home Affairs)
Ms Sun Xueling, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, who spearheaded this initiative, said, “Our frontliners play a crucial role in our nation’s battle against COVID-19, working tirelessly to keep our homes and communities safe. This is going to be a marathon battle, so the support of our frontliners’ families is also critical. This “Everyday Guardians” care pack is a symbol of our gratitude to our frontliners and their families for their dedication and sacrifice. I am grateful to our donor partners and Home Team volunteers who have stepped forward to support this initiative. It is a small gesture on our part, but it reminds us that we are all in this together. Everyone can contribute to fight COVID-19. I am confident that as long as we stay united and continue to look out for one another, we will overcome this pandemic, and emerge even stronger as a community.”
Mr Tan Aik Hock, President of SFCCA, said, “SFCCA is honoured to be part of this meaningful initiative to express our collective appreciation towards these frontliners who are standing by Singapore in such trying times, keeping Singapore safe for the locals and foreigners living here.”