Hotel group collects RM30,000 worth of essentials for flood victims

Collective effort: Jasmine (fourth from right) handing over donated items to Mohd Amin at Menara DBKL 1 to help flood victims in the east coast. Looking on are (from left) Gerritsen, Teoh, Toh, Loo and Pensyl.

DORSETT Hospitality International (DHI) did its bit to help flood relief efforts in the east coast by dropping off some RM30,000 worth of food and essential items at the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) collection centre on Jan 5.

DHI vice-chairman Datin Jasmine Abdullah Heng said the collection was a collective effort undertaken by the six Malaysian hotels under the group.

“The Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur, Silka Maytower Kuala Lumpur, Silka Cheras Kuala Lumpur, Dorsett Grand Subang, Dorsett Grand Labuan and Silka Johor Baru were generous in their contributions of towels and bed sheets as well as other necessities.

“Even though the funds raised may seem like a small amount, we hope this will help to cushion the challenging situation for those affected,” she said during a simple hand-over ceremony at Menara DBKL 1.

DBKL director-general Datuk Mohd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz accepted the donation from DHI.

During the hand-over, Jasmine explained that DHI had launched a two-phase campaign to aid in relief efforts.

“The first phase is today’s contribution and we hope to provide basic medical aid or other required items during the subsequent phase,” she said.

She added that a donation drive was also being carried out to raise funds to rebuild orphanages in the worst hit areas.

Also present during the presentation was Dorsett Grand Subang and Dorsett Grand Labuan area general manager Hugo Gerritsen, DHI regional human resources director Nancy Teoh, Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur and Silka Hotels area general manager Christina Toh, Silka Maytower Kuala Lumpur general manager Henry Loo and Silka Cheras Kuala Lumpur director of sales Jacqueline Pensyl.

Meanwhile, Mohd Amin said DBKL would continue to send the donated items to the affected areas.

He added that the public can continue to drop off their donations at the lobby of Menara DBKL 1, Jalan Raja Laut, from Mondays to Fridays from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

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