Late last month, Malaysia was hit with some of the worst floods in history, leaving thousands of people stranded and without a place to call home. While the worst is over, many of those folks are still suffering the consequences of the natural disaster and need help getting back to their feet. The noble effort of some of the Facebook Gaming community did help to alleviate the issues, but there's still a lot more to be done.
Since then, organizations and communities have been working in tandem to amend the setbacks and the latest one to offer their help are Vertex Esports. On 16th January 2022, they will be hosting a 12-hour sim racing live stream to raise funds specifically for the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) who be putting it towards good use in their flood relief efforts.
The stream will take place from 11 AM to 11 PM and feature different racing titles. Here's the schedule for the day:
Sunday 16th January 2022
Instructions on how to donate to the cause will be provided on the Vertex Esports Facebook Page. The stream will go live on eGG Network, Vertex Esports, Adrenaline Impact, Galeri Kereta and DSF.my. Don't forget to tune in to join the fun on 16th January 2022, 11 AM - 11 PM!
Last weekend saw one of the most devastating incidents of flooding in Malaysia, due to the non-stop rain on Friday and Saturday, numerous regions around the country were left uninhabitable causing thousands of people to evacuate their homes. People were left homeless, stranded, and stuck waiting for the water to recede.
Recognizing the severity of the natural disaster, a group of Facebook Gaming Creators who were from teams like Homebois, 4Rivals, Team Caracal put aside all rivalries to work together for a good cause. There was no competition here, only one common goal to help out those in need.
Here are some of the things they did: Daddy Hood helped drive some flood victims from Johor Baru to Kuala Lumpur, the Homebois gave out essentials such as T-shirts, hoodies, power banks, animal food, blankets and mattresses. Those who couldn’t be there physically donated funds to relief projects that were set up to aid the affected.
2021 has not been a good year for a lot of people, with the whole pandemic going on and now these catastrophic floods - who knows what’s going to happen before the next year comes around? For those of you who have the means to do so, do consider lending a helping hand, but regardless of the situation, remember to stay safe, stay healthy and stay well.