TWELVE charity organisations received daily necessities, hand sanitisers, face masks and other forms of support through a joint collaboration between OCBC Bank (M) Bhd (OCBC Bank) and Lions Club of Kuala Lumpur Central (Lions Club).
The Covid-19 relief aid will assist seven welfare homes, namely Pertubuhan Pusat Penjagaan Kanak-Kanak Cacat Shan Dai Selangor, Persatuan Kebajikan Wen Hua, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Orang Tua Cacat dan Kurang Upaya Taman Connaught, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Rumah Impian OKU Kuala Lumpur, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Warga Emas Kenang Budi Kuala Lumpur, Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak Kanak Angels Kuala Lumpur, Pertubuhan Penganut Bodhiksetra Vihara, while the five charitable organisations are Lions Education Foundation, Lions Eye Clinic, Tangkak Renal Centre, Breast Cancer Foundation and the National Cancer Society Malaysia.
According to Lions Club Kuala Lumpur Central first vice-president Ray Ko, the joint special Covid-19 relief programme called “Sailing Through Covid-19 Together with Lions Club and OCBC” was aimed at supporting the needy from the various charity organisations.
“In addition to providing those in need with daily necessities, we also targeted individuals who needed additional care. They were helped by Lions Eye Clinic, Breast Cancer Foundation and National Cancer Society.
“We are grateful to OCBC Bank and its Kuala Lumpur, Ampang and Kepong branches for their relentless support and commitment in assisting the community amid the difficulties arising from Covid-19.
“We were happy to see the smile on the recipients’ faces and pleased to have played our part in helping them, ” said Ko.
Speaking on behalf of OCBC Bank, its Kepong branch senior manager Suki Shu Wei Kee said the bank would continue to be more involved in the localities in which it operated and to become even more involved in the communities to meet their social needs.
“The social and economic effects of the global pandemic have been difficult for many, so we wanted to reach out to support our community, particularly those who have been deeply affected by the pandemic.
“We are thankful to Lions Club for being part of this relief programme.
“We are happy that colleagues from our three branches banded together to assist and we hope our contribution will help them get through these challenging times, ” she added.