To Press Releases listDec 29, 2014
Twelve of Nestlé sampling vans were deployed to provide nourishment to those affected at the relief centres.
In response to the country’s flood in the east coast states of Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang, Nestlé is extending a helping hand to our fellow Malaysians who are in dire need of help.
Nestlé Malaysia’s relief efforts include, amongst others:
IMMEDIATE FOOD AID
Upon hearing the news, we immediately deployed our MAGGI sampling vans to provide some nourishment to those affected at the relief centres, serving products such as MAGGI Hot Cups. So far, we have provided nearly 10,000 MAGGI Hot Cups at relief centres in Pahang and Kelantan.
Nestlé employees lending a helping hand to load the trucks.
In addition to the MAGGI sampling vans, MILO, NESCAFÉ and NESTLÉ Breakfast Cereals sampling vans have also been deployed.
Various Nestlé products have been donated, including more than 50,000 MAGGI Hot Cups to Media Prima via Jom Heboh, where the event is now being held as a donation drive.
In addition, Nestlé will also be conducting charity sales of MAGGI Hot Cups at our Jom Heboh booth where all proceeds will be channeled to the flood donation collection.
Currently, more than 35,000 MAGGI Hot Cups are being sent to the East Coast and Northern Region to replenish our stocks.
This would mean that almost 100,000 MAGGI Hot Cups have been provided to nourish those in need!
Nestlé and Media Prima employees working together to provide nourishment to those in need.
DONATION DRIVE BY EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME
Charity begins at home. Through the Nestlé Reaching Out Community & Kids (ROCKS) Employee Volunteer Programme, our volunteers had organised a donation drive of essential items. Working together with the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS), we identified a few key items for the employees to donate, i.e. rice, towels, pillows and hygiene items such as toothbrush and toothpaste, soap and shampoo, sanitary napkins and diapers etc.
The flood victims showing their appreciation for the nourishment received.
A collection centre was set up at the Head Office for employees to drop off these items, which was then sent to MRCS for their onward distribution to the relief centres.
On 31 December 2014, after sorting and packing the donated items, our volunteers delivered the following to MRCS:
- 96 sacks of rice
- 27 pillows
- 42 boxes of hygiene parcels
- 12 boxes of miscellaneous items
Nestlé ROCKS handing over the donated items to MRCS’s National Vice Chairman & Secretary General YBhg Datuk Dr. Noordin Ab. Razak.
The items were received by MRCS’s National Vice Chairman & Secretary General YBhg Datuk Dr. Noordin Ab. Razak.
The ROCKS Employee Volunteer Programme has also begun collecting cash donations from the employees to be channeled to the flood victims, including our employees affected and their families.
WHAT I CAN DO TO HELP
While we are not accepting cash donations from the public, we are working closely with the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS). For more details on how you may channel your cash donations to MRCS: http://www.redcrescent.org.my/index.php/mrcs-appeals/2012-09-28-08-15-07/541-east-coast-flood
Donation through the Purchase of Nestlé Products:
Our volunteers packing and sorting the donated item.
For more details on how to purchase Nestlé products at a discounted price to be donated to the flood victims, please contact: En. Razlan at 019-361 6930 / Razlan.MohdRazali@my.nestle.com
Let us all continue to pray and hope that the aid channeled will reach those who were impacted by the floods in East Coast to nourish them and help them rebuild their lives.