Easing the hardship of others

Lending a helping hand: The volunteers loading donated items into a truck.

THE RHB Banking Group is expanding its flood relief programme for the community by helping affected students in the East Coast.

Four thousand students in various schools in the area will receive school supplies such as uniforms, shoes, socks school bags and stationery.

Distribution of the school supplies would begin this week.

Earlier, the Group set up the RHB Humanitarian Fund, launched a donation drive to collect food and other essential items as well as mobilised a group of staff volunteers to help with the clean-up of several areas in the East Coast.

A total of 90 RHB staff volunteers were in Kota Baru, Pasir Mas and Kuala Krai last weekend to distribute food and other basic necessities as well as to clean up the homes of the community there.

Deputy group managing director Datuk Khairussaleh Ramli joined the volunteers in their efforts to bring relief to the flood victims.

A second team of volunteers would be heading to the East Coast this weekend.

The Group was also offering its affected customers a six-month moratorium for monthly instalment payment of loans as well as up to three months’ extension on repayment of personal financing, auto finance and Easy loans.

The Group would also waive certain finance charges.

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