Chipping in to flood victims’ aid


Helping together: Allianz Malaysia volunteers clearing out a computer lab, which was completed flooded.

ALLIANZ Malaysia took some measures to ease the burden of flood victims in Terengganu, Kelantan, Perak, Sabah, Sarawak and Pahang.

Besides expediting the processing of claims of affected customers and employees, the company provided aid to those affected by the disaster.

“Floods raises a serious concern. We have seen what our customers and even our own staff go through and it is certainly not easy.

“It is our duty not just as an insurer, but as a community to help the flood survivors in this most difficult time,” Allianz4Good head Ng Siew Gek said.

The company has undertaken a number of community-related initiatives to aid those affected by the floods.

Two collection drives for necessities such as food, clothing and sanitary items were carried out among its staff and agents.

Allianz supplemented this by making a cash contribution to the Malaysian Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association (MVFRA) for the purchase of urgently requested items.

These were distributed by the association to affected communities in Kemaman, Pengkalan Chepa, Manek Urai, Ipoh, Gua Musang, Kuala Betis, Temerloh and Maran.

In addition, Allianz collaborated with Cypark Resources Berhad (Cypark) to transport solar-powered lighting systems as well as solar-powered water desalination and purification systems to districts in the Kuala Krai area, specifically Manek Urai Lama and Kuala Nal, as these areas’ electricity and water supply infrastructure were damaged by the floods.

The transportation costs were paid for by Allianz while Cypark provided the expertise to set up the equipment and trained the relief centre coordinators on the use of the systems.

By working with Tenaga Nasional Berhad and National Security Council, Cypark was able to identify centres whose infrastructure was devastated by the floods and subsequently install the relevant systems to provide much-needed temporary power and clean water to people living in the community.

A third community-related initiative by Allianz was the deployment of 43 staff volunteers, agents, their family and friends from various parts of the country to clean up a flood-affected school.

Together, they cleaned up SK Tebing Tinggi, a school in Tanah Merah by the Kelantan River, which had its entire ground floor flooded.

They also cleaned out the mud and debris from the school by shovelling out water-soaked books, breaking down and carrying out unusable furniture and fittings, and pushing stagnant pools of mud out of the classrooms and drains.

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