Johor NGOs receive RM52,000 to help low-income families

Mohd Rashid (left) receiving the mock cheque from SWM Environment southern region manager Mohd Zan Arris (right), witnessed by state unity, trade and consumer affairs committee chairman Dr Chong Fat Full.

JOHOR BARU: SWM Environment Sdn Bhd (SWM Environment) has allocated RM52,000 to 26 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to help channel aid to low-income families in Johor affected by the movement control order (MCO) due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Its chief executive officer Ho De Leong said that 800 families have received the aid in the form of daily necessities.

He pointed out that the items would help them, especially those observing Ramadan and in the run-up to Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

“The involvement of 26 NGOs is important due to their role, experience, and capability of approaching and ensuring that the aid under the SWM Kasih CSR initiative can be delivered, ” he said in a statement.

He added that the company through its CSR initiative was committed to helping the community throughout the state regardless of their background.

Meanwhile, Batu Pahat MP Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon, who received the money on behalf of the 26 NGOs, said that the aid given has reflected the effort by both the corporate sector and NGOs in helping those in need.

Mohd Rashid, who is also the Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker, said that they have checked with the Welfare Department to ensure each family was from the B40 group and eligible to receive the aid. — By REMAR NORDIN

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