Air and land support for flood victims


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  • Friday, 16 Jan 2015

Lending a helping hand: Aireen together with 16 AirAsia Allstars volunteers distributing clothes to flood victims in Kuala Krai.

AirAsia Berhad is continuing to lend its assistance for the victims of the recent flood in the east coast.

AirAsia Berhad chief executive officer Aireen Omar, along with 16 volunteers from the airline arrived in Kota Baru to assist with the clean-up and rebuilding of communities in the flood-stricken areas of the east coast, beginning with Kota Baru.

The group also made a stop in Machang to meet with Mercy Malaysia representatives and volunteers.

The group then went to Kuala Krai to distribute comfort kits and clothes to the local communities.

The airline thus far had assisted various non-governmental organisations (NGOs) such as Mercy Malaysia, Muslim Care Malaysia, IKRAMHealth, Organization of Graduates of Educational Institutions Malaysia (HALUAN) by providing free cargo space to transport relief aid including food, medical supplies and clothing.

A total of 36 tonnes of relief items had been successfully transported and distributed in Kota Baru and the surrounding areas.

AirAsia has also to-date flown 182 medical personnel and volunteers to Kota Baru.

“Kelantan is one of the worst-hit states and our hearts go out to everyone that is affected by the floods, including our AirAsia Allstars based at Kota Baru station,” Aireen said.

“In addition to the relief items and clean-up activities, AirAsia Foundation in partnership with Mercy Malaysia has activated a donation drive on all AirAsia flights.

“The response for our on-board collection has been very encouraging and the generosity we’ve seen from our guests really touched our hearts.

“We hope to collect as much as possible so it can help the flood victims rebuild their lives.” he said.

The AirAsia East Coast Flood Relief Fund donation campaign ends Jan 18 both on board AirAsia flights as well as online at www.airasiafoundation.com/relieffund

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