SHAH ALAM, 8 January 2015– In light of the worst flood since 1967 affecting several states in Malaysia, UMW Corporation Sdn. Bhd. has pledged a cash contribution of RM938,000 to help affected Malaysians who lost their belongings and homes.
The total amount is split between corporate sponsorship to MERCY Malaysia’s Flood Relief Fund and zakat contribution.
UMW President and Group CEO Datuk Syed Hisham Syed Wazir flagged off a team of 30 volunteers in eleven 4×4 vehicles to Kota Bharu earlier this morning. The volunteers, UMW Community Champions, will be working together with MERCY Malaysia in Kota Bharu in the operations to help clean up the town. They will be there until Sunday.
Caring UMW staff have also donated approximately 3 tonnes of rice, canned food, biscuits, diapers and other essential items through a 3-day internal collection drive. All donated items have been delivered to Kelantan last week.