One-day house cleaning volunteer for disadvantaged families

Aug 20.2022 | Spread Happiness and Love Together With You

The Heng-Shan Social Welfare Foundation was established in 2010 to offer therapies that combine body and mind and resources to serve people with mental illness, support them to lead normal lives, and promote public awareness and de-stigmatization of mental illnesses. The Chang Yung-Fa Charity Foundation sponsors operating funds to help with case services, home repair missions, food banks, etc. The Food Bank is located in downtown Taichung and provides free supplies to families with physical and mental disabilities to ease their financial burden. The charitable organization has more than forty team leaders across Taiwan, who coordinate volunteer manpower to assist in home repairs for individuals with disabilities. Their efforts have received enthusiastic responses from the public.

Mr. Chuang is a 39-year-old man residing in Bali, New Taipei City. He is divorced and has an 8-year-old daughter. He works in electronic soldering, but his job income is not stable. He suffers from schizophrenia and holds a major disability certificate. He has a history of compulsory medical treatment but is currently stable on medication and has good emotional control. He is under the supervision and follow-up of the local health clinic. The residence is a self-owned house, which is the ancestral home of the family. It is a red brick bungalow located in a remote area surrounded by factories. The house is in a dilapidated condition with walls showing signs of wear and tear. There are scattered debris and garbage in various places, making the overall environment dirty and untidy.

Over 10 people from the Foundation led by CEO Wu Ming-Jing went to Zhuang’s house on August 20 along with Heng-Shan Social Welfare Foundation for a major clean-up to improve housing hygiene and safety. The volunteers were treated to delicious meal boxes for delivering love and warmth on behalf of society. Mr. Chuang expressed his gratitude for everyone's help, and he will cherish and keep it clean in the future to give his children a normal living environment.