A total of RM77,330 (Approx. US$10,800) contributed toward rebuilding victim’s lives

TI Malaysia and our employees in Kuala Lumpur and Melaka recently contributed over RM77,000 (Approx. over US$21,000) to two humanitarian organizations, to assist in relief efforts, as well as helping victims to rebuild their lives after floods hit the country late last year.

The funds, which were raised through a campaign initiated by employees at the peak of the flood situation last December, received overwhelming support from employees at both sites.

 Eduardo (extreme right), TI Malaysia’s Human Resources Director, Irene Teo (extreme left), Megawati (fifth from left) and employees from TI’s Kuala Lumpur site pose with the mock check to MERCY Malaysia. 

At the close of the campaign, total contributions from employees had reached almost RM39,000 (Approx. US$10,700). TI then increased the funds by contributing an additional one ringgit for every ringgit collected, bringing up the total contribution to an impressive RM$77,330.

The funds were then donated to two humanitarian organizations at brief ceremonies, held separately at the company’s sites in Kuala Lumpur and Melaka.

In Kuala Lumpur, Eduardo Benal, TI’s country managing director, presented the contribution amounting to RM43,750 (Approx. US$12,170) to the Malaysian Medical Relief Society’s (Mercy Malaysia) representative, Megawati Md. Rashidi, the organization’s general manager of communications and fundraising.

In his brief speech, Eduardo said, “We are very proud of our employees for driving this initiative. It goes to show how much we truly care for our community."

“Our effort also demonstrates our empathy toward the victims, and we are very happy to be able to contribute toward helping them get back up on their feet and rebuild their lives”, he added.

Thanking TI and its employees for their contribution, Megawati said that the organization will use the donations received to build new homes and repair damaged ones. She also said that a portion of the contribution will go toward providing back-to-school assistance such as school uniforms, shoes, socks, backpacks and stationeries to children in the flood-impacted areas.

In Melaka, Douglas Wilson, TI’s site managing director, presented the contribution amounting to RM33,580 (Approx. US$9,500) to Amir Hamzah, vice-chairperson for the Malaysian Red Crescent Society’s (MRCS) Melaka chapter.

In his speech, Douglas said, “I’m proud to see how our employees pulled together to drive this initiative. It will go a long way in helping our community to recover from this disaster”.

 TI’s employees from its Melaka facility pose with the mock check that was presented to the MRCS.

Reciprocating to Douglas’ speech, Amir thanked TI and its employees and commended them on their generosity. He also said that the funds that the MRCS had received will be channeled toward restoring flood-hit schools.