KUALA LUMPUR – Petron Malaysia supports more charitable organisations in their mission to bring medical relief and food assistance to communities.
Three non-governmental organisations (NGOs), Community Policing Malaysia, MERCY Malaysia and My Food Directory & Delivery Covid-19, received fuel sponsorships from the company totaling about RM60,000.
Petron General Manager, Puan Faridah Ali said of this effort, “We are pleased to support these organisations who are at the forefront of helping frontliners, vulnerable communities, and affected families during this pandemic. We hope to ease some of their burdens by fueling their mission during this difficult time.”
Philanthropist Uncle Kuan from Community Policing Malaysia said, “Throughout the years, we have been able to help many people through our RM1 Ambulance and RM0.10 Taxi initiatives, where people in need only have to pay RM1 and RM0.10, respectively, for the services offered. We are grateful to Petron as these initiatives will not be possible without the sponsorship offered by the company.”
According to Uncle Kuan, the fuel sponsorship allows them to reach more B40 families that need to go to hospitals and vaccination centres.
Since the MCO last year, Petron remained committed to supporting humanitarian efforts of MERCY Malaysia, targeting communities and hospitals. MERCY is an established NGO that provides medical and health support to communities, charity organisations, and hospitals in Malaysia as well as overseas.
Said Alhudzari Ibrahim, General Manager, Programme Operation of MERCY Malaysia shared, “MERCY Malaysia is committed to making a difference and extending our expertise in providing humanitarian services, as Malaysia’s resilience is being tested. We are thankful to Petron Malaysia, whose support has fueled our energy and spirits to continue providing medical aid to the healthcare system and provide essential needs to vulnerable communities.”
An organisation that started from a Facebook group movement of concerned citizens providing food delivery services to B40 communities also benefitted from Petron’s fuel donation. My Food Directory & Delivery Covid-19 (MFDDC19) has over 90 volunteer drivers servicing 70 areas in Klang Valley.
“My Food Directory and Delivery C19 started operations in April 2021, bringing together 42,000 community members to help one another by supporting local businesses. In the spirit of #kitajagakita, our members have pulled together a supply chain to manage excess food and meal distribution to our members who are hit hard by this pandemic for both M40 and B40. With Petron joining forces with us, we can provide further support to our 90+ independent drivers to carry out delivery duties to community members within Klang Valley,” said Sara Low, administrator of MFDDC19.
“We want to help these organisations bring down their cost and therefore reach more communities. We will continue to support the nation in its recovery and lighten the burden of those affected in any way we can,” said Faridah.