Ever since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Uztaz Ebit Lew has been working overtime to help those in need.

However, no matter how tirelessly you've been working, every one has a breaking point.

Helpline is blowing up

The local preacher has just returned to Malaysia from his humanitarian mission in Gaza, but already, his hands are full with requests for help.

In fact, he revealed that his helplines are blowing up with requests of help.

Ebit Lew and his team has been overwhelmed by distress calls.
On Monday (5 July), the 36-year-old shared that he launched 15 helplines across the country so that Malaysians who are in dire need of aid could dial in and request for help.

In less than a day, he received well over 60,000 distress calls and messages from Malaysians seeking for his help to make ends meet.

He posted on his Facebook page that he received distress calls and messages from 60,000 people in less than a day upon sharing his 15 helplines across Malaysia.

"I’m saddened to see people living under a bridge, by the roadside, in a storage room, and also those who are living in hunger," he wrote.

As much as he would love to help every one out, Ebit said he has no choice but prioritise those who need his help the most.

"The calls and messages have been coming in non-stop through all 15 of our phone numbers. We had to choose respectively and prioritise those who are in need the most.

"Please forgive me," Lew said in the post.

Despite that, Ebit said that for those living in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor could visit one of his food banks which can be found at all 22 of his Elews Mart outlets if they needed supplies.

Personal matter

While he has been spending most of his time with his philanthropist work, Ebit shared in a seperate Facebook post on Tuesday (6 July) that his father is suffering from the final stage of stomach cancer.

"Please forgive me bapak, Ebit couldn’t take care of you at this point. Thank you to all my siblings who took care of him and thank you to all of you who prayed for him.

"The last time he was still conscious, he told me to keep going and keep helping people.

"Thank you bapak for everything," Lew wrote.

Let’s pray for the wellbeing of his father, guys! Stay strong, Ebit Lew.