UMW Toyota amplifies its support to flood victims

Being based in Shah Alam, UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) saw many of its associates fell victim to the recent flooding that devastated many communities.

Committed to helping the affected communities get back on their feet quickly, UMWT has stepped up its flood relief initiatives through dispatching staff volunteers, enabling its Shah Alam facility into a flood ‘Command Centre’ and donating basic household necessities to victims.

Last Friday, company staff, under the initiative of the Raja Muda of Selangor Foundation, headed to the affected areas to assist with the cleaning of homes. One of the victims in Padang Jawa, Rosli Bin Hassan said, “I am extremely grateful for this timely assistance in easing our burden as well as helping us to regain a sense of normalcy”.

UMWT volunteers will continue to offer assistance for as long as the requirement is there. Thanks to its spacious compound, UMWT has also converted its corporate headquarters in Section 15, Shah Alam, to a relief distribution centre as well as a soup kitchen. In the future, should there be any unfortunate disaster similar in magnitude and damage as the December floods, the UMWT office will be transformed into a ‘Command Centre’.

“UMW Toyota Motor stands in solidarity with the community. Malaysians have been going through an extremely challenging period due to the flood and we want to do what we can to provide some relief. We express our sincerest sympathies to all the victims and families affected and we hope that our initiatives will be of some help,” said UMWT, President, Ravindran K.

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The company also welcomes up to 100 vehicle owners to park their cars at the premises, regardless of makes and models. Terms and conditions apply.

The company, together with its suppliers also provided monetary support to enable the purchase of new basic household necessities such as kettles, stoves and fans to be distributed to affected households in hopes to alleviate some of their burdens.

“We would like to take this opportunity to convey our heartfelt gratitude towards our suppliers namely Toyota Suppliers Club Malaysia, Denso Malaysia, Toyota Tsusho and Sime Kansai for stepping up and also providing financial support to our endeavours. This contribution was used to buy household appliances and other necessities to be given as aid to the flood victims” Ravindran K. added.

In addition to giving aid to the local communities, UMWT is also assisting its workforce affected by the flood. These include repairs for personal vehicles, financial aid as well as distribution of basic household necessities.


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