Getting church’s hostel back in shape

14 October 2020 – Sitting atop a quiet hill, embosomed by lush greenery as they overlook the small town of Kapit are the Church of Mary Immaculate Conception and its hostel. Home to some of the Catholic church’s congregation from rural areas, the wooden hostel also doubles as a place for guest visitors to stay in during church events. To keep the place well-maintained for those residing there, volunteers from CMS Roads Sdn Bhd (RMU Kapit) teamed up with JKR Kapit and the church community for some repair and maintenance work to get the decrepit hostel, built in 2004, back in shape.

With paintbrushes in hand, the volunteers painted the hostel walls a soft shade of pink, and upgraded the hostel ceilings and walls with insulation and plywood. Any termite-damaged wood was replaced with fresh, new ones while brand new mattresses, fans and exhaust fans were also donated to the church to help provide the hostel users a safe and comfortable environment to live in. CMS Roads Sdn Bhd contributed RM8,685 worth of items towards this rebuilding activity.