SOME 300 Sunway volunteers from nine business divisions across Penang, Perak, Selangor and Johor came together to provide aid to flood victims in the east coast.
More than RM280,000 and 40 tonnes of goods, including water, food, medicine, daily necessities and school bags, were collected in cooperation with three non-governmental organisations.
The staff clocked in more than 4,500 man hours to collect, pack, load and transport items to the flood victims.
The first round of the relief effort led by Sunway Group, with the support of Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, saw mineral water bottles and biscuit packets delivered to victims in Gua Musang, Kelantan.
Sunway City Ipoh, led by Lost World of Tambun, donated RM10,000 worth of daily necessities to victims in Perak through the offices of the elected representatives in Kuala Kangsar and Sungai Siput.
A further RM30,000 in food and other daily necessities were channelled to the offices of the Bota and Belanja assemblymen for distribution.
The management and staff of Lost World of Tambun also visited the victims to provide support, including helping in the clean-up and to cater food .
Sunway Group kicked off another round of relief efforts with increased participation from other business divisions.
Sunway Medical Centre sponsored essential medicine supplies worth RM30,000 through Mercy Malaysia, in aid of victims in Terengganu and Kelantan, while Sunway University donated necessities such as bottled water, diapers, blankets and towels via Crest (Crisis Relief Services & Training).
In collaboration with the Malaysian Red Crescent Society, Sunway Pyramid in Selangor and Sunway Carnival Mall in Penang also set up collection centres for the public to donate essential items to the victims.
In the southern region, staff from Sunway Iskandar property and construction division contributed food items, comforters, toiletries and medicine via Tesco Cares’s flood relief mission, while staff and students of Sunway College Johor Baru contributed goods to the Johor Health Department secretariat to be distributed to flood victims in Johor and Kelantan.
Sunway Group, through Kelab Sosial Sunway, also organised a charity drive to provide monetary and in-kind donations, which were handed to the Royal Malaysian Air Force base in Subang for distribution in Kota Baru, Gong Kedak, Terengganu and Temerloh, Pahang.
In addition, the group donated RM100,000 to Bakti (Welfare Organisation of Wives of Ministers and Deputy Ministers) and RM50,000 to the Education Ministry.
In collaboration with SJ Echo and Subang Jaya Bomba Emergency Assistance Community’s, school children from SK Sanggang Seberang, SK Kuala Krau, SJK (C) Kuala Krau, SJK (C) Kerdau and SJK (T) Ladang Bee Yong in Pahang received 400 school bags.
Sunway Group deputy chairman Tan Sri Razman M. Hashim said it was heartening to see its staff truly embrace the spirit of volunteerism.