QI Singapore staff reaffirmed their commitment to raise themselves to help mankind by volunteering in the Habitat Singapore’s Project HomeWorks to transform two homes in one of Singapore’s government housing blocks, into a safe and sanitary space for its elderly residents. The project involved heavy cleaning, decluttering, pest extermination and replacement of furniture and discarding expired food items to improve the health and well-being of the residents.
Our 18 volunteers spent their Saturday to help clean up the homes of two elderly residents, aged over 80-years-old who live on their own. Two teams spent over 5 hours, working in pairs tackling each home unit and transforming the homes into a liveable condition. Cleaning the units and reducing clutter will help make the home safe from potential fire hazards or accidents. Discarding expired food items and clearing pest-infested furniture will also improve the health and well-being of the residents.
A volunteer Sharon Quek said the home cleaning activity with Singapore Habitat’s Project HomeWorks was truly a humbling and meaningful experience.
“It is an honour to know what we did goes beyond mere house cleaning and that we are contributing to the improvement of the residents’ quality of life,” she said.
Project HomeWorks, is a non-profit organisation that has transformed close to 2,000 homes in Singapore since 2006. The organisation believes that all seniors need to be provided with the opportunity to age with dignity and grace.