Friday, (04/28) Rumah Zakat Palembang again held Jumat Menabung (Sharing meal package). On this occasion, the action took place after Friday prayers involving 5 volunteers.
This time, the volunteer team tried a different route from the previous actions. A team of volunteers crossed Soekarno Hatta Street in opposite direction from Musi II Bridge, but the route turned out to be empty of beneficiaries.
The volunteer team then changed direction through Jalan Kolonel H. Barlian, Jalan Jenderal Sudirman and turned to Kamboja General Cemetery Park (TPU). Along this route, as many as 60 boxes of rice distributed to the needy, among others, traveling traders, janitors and sellers of flowers.
Rice box given is a mandate from the donators of Rumah Zakat Palembang. One of the beneficiaries who received meal package from the volunteer team was Pak Basri. The 57-year-old man is a Pempek trader.
Every day Basri goes to sell every 7 am. By riding a bicycle, he traveled from the Sekip area to the Colonel H. Barlian Road. Pempek is sold by Basri from an agent located in Sekip area. Basri’s wife has just died a while ago, now he lives with his grandchildren in Talang Jambe area.
“Thank you I say for the sisters (volunteers) who want to distribute this meal package to us in need. Hopefully donators and volunteers always get sustenance and smoothness in carrying out their activities. ” Basri said