The campaign was launched together with South Korean couple app Between, which has a presence in Southeast Asia, and online publication Vulcan Post. It will be promoted to all Between users in Singapore and Malaysia via the Event Box feature tomorrow, and pushed to Vulcan Post readers as well.
Daboczy is looking to raise EUR 6,250 (US$7,581) in the next 13 days. To date, the campaign has raised EUR 227 (US$276) from eight backers.
All proceeds will go to Mercy Malaysia, a beneficiary raising funds to help people affected by the natural disaster. According to the ABC Australia, 10 people have been reported to have died in this incident, with approximately 161,000 displaced.
On the FundedByMe page, Daboczy wrote,
“While many of us are enjoying the festivities, with the warmth of a cozy home, or a belly full of food, Malaysia is experiencing the worst flooding in recent history.
We are raising funds to help the victims of this catastrophe. All currencies are accepted through credit cards payments. We’ll make sure that the money raised reaches the proper organisations as soon as possible. We’ve identified Mercy Malaysia as a beneficiary, who are looking to raise cash for the effort, and are in the midst of contacting them.
In the meantime, we are raising funds as quickly as we can to ensure we can release these funds as fast as possible to our beneficiaries. All amounts are welcomed and we’ll post a thank you notice on this campaign and keep you posted on the progress. In support for the campaign, we will be waiving our fees and only transaction charges (~2%) will apply.
We would like to express our deepest appreciation to the supporters who will generously come forward to provide monetary assistance, donation in kind as well as human resources on location.
For those who wish to keep up with flood matters, mybanjir is a great information aggregator collecting news, tweets and forecasts regarding the disaster.