Home Cleaning Before HDB Home Upgrading Starts
Home decluttering service is not a fixed service provided by Tzu Chi. However, it is still rendered when it is necessary. In 2019, the home of an elderly Tzu Chi care recipient, Grandma Lee, was scheduled to undergo an upgrade under the HDB Upgrading Programme. However, cleaning and tidying work before and after the home upgrading programme was a major hassle for the elderly.
In 2014, Grandma Lee had a fall, rupturing her pelvic bones in the process. After having surgery, she experienced serious degeneration in her knees, which limited her mobility. Her husband has also been unable to exert power and lift heavy objects because he has been a stroke patient for many years. On the day of Deepavali, a group of seven volunteers gathered at Grandma Lee’s home in Hougang in the afternoon, to carry out the tidying-up and cleaning work to get her house ready for the upgrading work.