THE Lions Civil Defence Emergency Response Team (CDERT) donated RM122,375 worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) and beverages to the Malaysia Civil Defence Force (APM).
The aid is for APM frontliners as well as flood victims in the east coast states.
Lions CDERT chief commander Datuk Ong Theng Soon said the voluntary body recognised the shortage of PPE.
“Lions CDERT and APM have worked together over the years to lend a helping hand and offer assistance and humanitarian support to those who are in need, including during natural disasters.
“Through this partnership, a synergy has been created between CDERT and APM where we are better able to reach disaster areas and help victims to rebuild their lives.
“We hope these contributions will help rescue personnel in carrying out their duties, ” he said during a handover ceremony at APM headquarters in Sungai Merab, Jalan Maktab, Taman Desa Utama, Kajang.
The contribution included 75,000 face masks, 5,000 face shields, 200 bottles of sanitiser, 5,000 pairs of gloves, one cartoon of bleach and bottled water as well as 17,000 bottles of fruit drinks.
“In addition, my fellow CDERT officers have also contributed generously to this meaningful cause, ” said Ong.
APM chief commissioner Datuk Roslan Wahab was present to receive the contributions.
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