An email just popped up in my inbox a couple of days back, one of the many humanitarian efforts by good hearted folks and corporations in light of the flood tragedy that befell our country recently. In responding to the call of ‘Humanitarian Aid for Flood Victims’ by Kuala Lumpur City Hall over the flood that has displaced more than 250,000 people in several states within the Peninsular Malaysia,
Dorsett Hospitality International (HKEx Stock Code 2266), led by its Vice Chairman, Datin Jasmine Abdullah Heng has presented more than RM30,000 worth of food items and daily essentials to Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s Director General, YBhg. Datuk Hj. Mhd. Amin Nordin bin Abd. Aziz in a handing-over ceremony recently.
A collective effort taken by six hotels under the hospitality group in Malaysia, Dorsett Grand Subang, Dorsett Grand Labuan, Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur, Silka Maytower Kuala Lumpur, Silka Cheras Kuala Lumpur and Silka Johor Bahru have successfully raised the said amount via generous contributions of its associates and management teams.
|Reaching Out : (From Left) Henry Loo – General Manager of Silka Maytower Kuala Lumpur, Datin Jasmine Abdullah, Hugo Gerritsen – Area General Manager of Dorsett Grand Hotels and Christina Toh – Area General Manager of Dorsett and Silka Hotels were personally involved in transporting the items to Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s Humanitarian Aid for Flood Victims Collection Centre.|
“Even though the funds raised may be of small sum, our group hopes that the items purchased from it could help cushion the challenging situation of the flood victims,” said Datin Jasmine Abdullah Heng.
The group’s Vice Chairman stated that Dorsett Hospitality International has launched a two-phase campaign to lend a helping hand to the affected ones. The first stage of the project involves providing basic necessities such as towels, blankets and used clothes whilst instant food like canned tuna fish, instant porridge, instant noodles and ready-to-drink beverages are also included. However, for the upcoming stage, Dorsett Hospitality International looks forward to provide more items including basic medical aid.
|All packed and ready to be delivered : Associates from Dorsett Hospitality International’s hotels and officers from Kuala Lumpur City Hall were busy transporting more than 400 cartons of boxes to Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s Humanitarian Aid for Flood Victims Collection Centre.|
“With our initial stage being successful carried out, we are raising more funds to support the victims with the hope that they could quickly recover from the unwanted situation,” added Datin Jasmine Abdullah, who also said that charity is something very close to her heart and it is in line with the group’s initiatives to contribute to the local community in the different locations where it operates such as in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and also in the United Kindgom.