KUALA LUMPUR – With severe floods devastating Selangor and Pahang, Petron employees activated a donation drive through its volunteerism program Volunteerism In Action (VIA) to send relief efforts to the affected areas. Donations such as clothes, blankets, and towels, as well as cash came pouring in as soon as this was announced.
About 50 boxes of new and pre-loved clothes, blankets, towels, prayer robes and mats, shoes, and slippers from Petron employees and dealers were sent to temporary relief centres through HOPE Community, a non-government organization, and Petron network of dealers.
Petron employees and dealers also donated about RM27,000 in cash, which was used to purchase essential items like toiletries and kitchenware.
In a show of solidarity with our affected dealers, volunteers comprising our employees, other dealers, and contractors had initiated clean-up efforts for service stations that were inundated by floods.
“We are very grateful for the quick and helpful response of the Petron family whose selflessness brought much welcome relief to our impacted dealers and staff. Through their help, we were able to get our service stations quickly up and running to provide fuels for the community,” said Choong Kum Choy, Petron Head of Retail and Commercial Business.
Petron Taman Sri Muda dealer, Nurul Faidz Bin Zaid whose service station was affected by the flood thanked all volunteers for their support.
“It was already a challenging year with the 2nd wave of pandemic and business is just recovering when the worst flood in years hit us. The flood on 18 December was an unforgettable experience as our station was besieged in 8ft height of water. We are just very thankful for the assistance during clean-up from the team of volunteers from Petron. We look forward to our customers returning to our service station soon,” said Petron Dealer, Nurul Faidz Bin Zaid.