PART-TIME crane operator Lee Kim Seng and his family of seven are now living in a newly-renovated three-room flat in Kim Keat Avenue without having paid a single cent for the makeover.
Thanks to a community project by the Renovation and Decoration Advisory Council (Radac), the Lees were one of two needy families selected to receive a free home makeover in March.
Mr Lee and his wife, who is a part-time cashier, have not been able to afford renovation works, as their youngest son, a seven-year-old, suffers a kidney condition. All his five children are still in school.
The other family selected lives in a three-room flat in Yishun.
“It is our wish that this meaningful initiative will provide the impetus for other organisations to contribute, in their own ways, to society,” said Radac, a non-profit body that promotes high standards of conduct in the renovation industry and educates consumers on renovation issues.
Radac will launch a video of the home makeovers during its three-day roadshow at the Toa Payoh HDB Hub Mall, which starts tomorrow.
Source : Today – 22 Jun 2009