Money raised by the Nissan Almera Turbo Fuel Efficiency Charity Drive campaign is being used to help out communities that are recovering from the recent floods. This is part of the continued effort by official distributor of Nissan in Malaysia, Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM), to extend support to the vulnerable communities affected by the devastating floods.
The money collected from the charity drive amounted to RM12,841, which represents the total kilometre distance driven by Almera Turbo owners for this campaign. The funds will be used for post-flood recovery efforts, including buying necessities such as food, personal hygiene items, as well as cleaning and repairing housing areas damaged by the floods.
In total, ETCM is donating RM20,000 to help alleviate the burden of the flood victims. Of this, RM10,000 is channelled to Pusat Jagaan Baitul Hidayah, while Rumah SVP Klang and Pertubuhan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Klang Utama Caring Home each received RM5,000.
Pusat Jagaan Baitul Hidayah in Puchong is a charitable children’s home that houses orphans and children from low income families. The home currently cares for 65 children aged between 3 – 16 years. “The floods almost submerged our house completely. It happened so quickly and we could hardly save anything. Everything was destroyed in a split second. Children’s safety is always our top priority and I am grateful that the children are all safe. On behalf of the children, we are so thankful for the heart-warming support given by ETCM during these difficult times, it definitely will ease our daily burdens,” said Pusat Jagaan Baitul Hidayah’s caretaker, Puan Saadiah, who expressed her gratitude to ETCM for the relief aid.
Meanwhile, Rumah SVP Klang is home to the abandoned, underprivileged and children of single parents. It cares for 11 boys under the age of 12 years. Pertubuhan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Klang Utama Caring Home currently takes care of 43 orphans between the ages of 1.5 – 24 years.
“There are so many heartbreaking stories on the struggle that Malaysians are going through. We are deeply saddened to see floodwaters submerge houses and cars and hope our gestures will help to relieve the burden of those affected during this difficult time,” said Mr Daniel Ho, Group CEO of Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad (TCMH).
ETCM had also loaned out 6 vehicles to NGOs and MITI for flood relief efforts as well as for the vaccination programme. The 5 units of Navara 4WD were allocated for MITI’s prihatin programme in Ulu Langat, MERCY Malaysia, and The HOPE Branch (Pertubuhan Harapan Amal Harith Iskander). Further, a Serena MPV was also loaned to MERCY Malaysia.
The HOPE Branch of Pertubuhan Harapan Amal Harith Iskander is a non-profit community organisation focusing on providing humanitarian aid, medical relief, sustainable health development during both crisis and non-crisis times.
Furthermore, ETCM together with Tan Chong Ekspres Auto Servis Sdn. Bhd. (TCEAS) had also deployed the Nissan Flood Relief Assistance programme that offers 20% discount on parts and labour charges, and special upholstery restoration prices and an Easy Payment Plan (EPP) up to 12 months on the total bill. This is to partly help ease the financial burden of Nissan owners whose vehicles are affected.