National oil firm goes all the way

Getting it ready for pupils: Petronas volunteers together with military personnel cleaning a classroom in SK Dabong recently.

FROM the moment floods hit states in the east coast last month, Petronas began mobilising its assets and manpower to assist the authorities in providing aid to the victims.

The national oil company contributed LPG cylinders, stoves, food supplies and personal hygiene items in addition to conducting helicopter cargo operations.

Petronas also mobilised two of its helicopters to assist the National Security Council (NSC) in its efforts to help flood victims.

It also contributed diesel for generator sets at relief centres and hospitals as well as fuel for distribution activities, in addition to RM400,000 worth of supplies.

Several disaster relief teams comprising volunteers among its employees based in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Terengganu delivered much-needed aid to the affected families.

Petronas stepped up its CSR efforts and mobilised 450 employees to the remote town of Dabong in Kuala Krai, Kelantan recently to help clean SK Dabong and distribute goods to about 300 affected families in the area.

The aid included RM28,000 worth of basic necessities, such as stoves and kitchen utensils, cleaning tools, mineral water, blankets, personal hygiene kits, back-to-school items and disposable diapers, all collected from the flood donation drive initiated by its staff.

Petronas volunteers helped to clean up SK Dabong’s premises in preparation for the new school term. The first two floors of the three-storey building were completely submerged during the floods and it was still filled with debris when the volunteers arrived.

To help keep the pupils’ spirits up, the volunteers also hung a banner filled with personalised messages and words of encouragement.

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