Honda Malaysia, and the Honda Malaysia Suppliers Club (HMSC), recently extended their support to local communities who are affected by the current challenging situation. Honda had identified 6 charity homes in Melaka to offer assistance to. The company and HMSC had contributed close to RM40,000 worth of essential goods to these homes to help alleviate the burden brought about by the pandemic and total lockdown. This gesture was also a way to uplift the spirit at the homes. The 6 charity homes include old folks’ homes, welfare centres and orphanages. At the same time, this initiative also provided an opportunity for the company and HMSC to come together and strengthen their partnership.
“2021 continues to be a challenging year for Malaysia with the alarming rise in COVID-19 cases, and the country was placed under a nationwide lockdown since June 2021. The near total closure of the economic sectors has resulted in difficulties in sustaining livelihoods especially among the communities that need support, thereby bringing adverse impact on their everyday life. We understand their situation and believe in order to overcome the challenges, we must move forward “Together As One” and help each other in every possible way,” Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Madoka Chujo said.
“Striving to be a Company society wants to exist, we collaborated with HMSC in an initiative to help ease the situation especially for the elderlies, orphans, people with disabilities and the homeless. As the nation is implementing Phase One of National Recovery Plan (NRP) in several states, the charity homes are even more difficult to get aid from the public. Hence, this initiative enabled Honda Malaysia to reach out to them. We distributed essential supplies such as rice, flour, eggs and cooking oil, as well as hygiene products comprising disposable diapers, detergent and shower gel to charity homes in the vicinity of our Melaka plant” she added.
The 6 charity homes are Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Dan Warga Emas Alor Gajah, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Warga Emas Dan Anak Yatim Victory, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak-Anak Harapan, Persatuan Kebajikan Sri Murni Insan Istimewa, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna and Pusat Jagaan Pertubuhan Villa Harapan.
“They also received additional items including clothing for the adults, as well as colouring books and small toys for the children. We hope the contributions from Honda Malaysia together with the aid from public donations and Social Welfare Department (JKM) can provide some relief to their burden as well as joy and hope to the residents of the homes. We are also hopeful that the ongoing vaccination programme will help to curb the spread of COVID-19 and bring a safer environment for all of us in Malaysia,” Ms. Chujo further explained.
The contributions by Honda Malaysia and HSMC is benefitting more than 300 people. The items were delivered to the 6 homes earlier this week. All distributions conducted by the company were in compliance with all the health and safety Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).