Northport donates RM14,692 to flood victims

KUALA LUMPUR: Northport (Malaysia) Bhd (Northport), a member of the MMC Group, has organised a fundraiser to aid flood victims.

The torrential monsoon rains in Malaysia at the start of 2021 has led to massive floods in several states, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes and seek shelter at relief centres.

Northport, in a statement today, said it had raised RM14,692 to be donated to the victims through the Malaysian Relief Agency (MRA).

MRA is a non-profit humanitarian organisation with the primary objective of assisting those affected by natural disasters or armed conflicts, both locally and abroad.

Northport chief executive officer Datuk Azman Shah Mohd Yusof handed over the donation to MRA president Datuk Dr Mohd Daud Sulaiman during a ceremony held at the MRA headquarters in Cheras.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has already affected a lot of lives and the floods have further adversely impacted these people’s lives.

“We hope that our donation will help ease the burden of the flood victims, whose livelihoods have been put on hold due to the damaging effects of the disaster.

“Northport will continue to stand in solidarity with those in dire need of help and support, during this difficult time,” Azman said.

Mohd Daud said that MRA was targeting a total contribution of RM500,000.00 to be donated to flood victims throughout Malaysia through 10 MRA branches nationwide.

Assistance to be provided includes basic food packs, medical supplies, baby milk, blankets and towels as well as volunteer management for post-flood cleaning, he said.

“We thank Northport for their contribution to the Flood Emergency Relief Fund 2021, to help flood victims especially in severely affected states such as Pahang, Johor, Kelantan and Terengganu.

“We hope Northport will continue to become MRA’s strategic partner for our future humanitarian missions,” Mohd Daud added.

Northport has participated in humanitarian aid missions to help flood victims in the past. In 2015, it distributed essential needs to the flood victims in Kelantan and Pahang that were severely hit by massive floods, the worst in the history of the states.

In April last year, Northport organised a similar donation campaign, to give its employees the opportunity to contribute and support frontline workers in battling the Covid-19 pandemic.

The donation raised in the campaign was used to purchase personal protective equipment and food items to be distributed to hospitals, health clinics and police stations around Klang.

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