KUANTAN: Some 100 staff and volunteers from three organisations — Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia, Triton Tuners Club and Sendang Motor Sdn Bhd — took time off from work to help clean up a village in Kampung Serdang, Jerantut, which was badly affected by the recent floods.
They spent two days to be with the villagers to cheer them up and organise a simple feast to enjoy together.
Mitsubishi Motors general manager Shamsul Haq Md Noh said the initiative was mooted as part of its social responsibilities to the society.
Shamsul Haq said the company had set aside an allocation of RM50,000 to assist villagers in both Kelantan and Pahang.
“We distributed some relief aid, in addition to carry out cleaning up exercise in several villages in both states. The participants were from Klang Valley, Malacca, Johor, Terengganu and Pahang,” he told StarMetro.
Shamsul Haq said more than 2,000 residents in Kampung Serdang were affected during the height of the floods.
He said presently, the supply of water and electricity had resumed but many of the houses and properties were damaged.
“They still need all the help they can get. I hope aid is forthcoming from all quarters,” he said.
Sendang Motor managing director Kwan Meng Chong said he agreed to give time off for his staff to partake in the noble efforts.
Kwan said it was the least he could do and knew the sufferings of the victims as his outlet in Temerloh town was also flooded.