Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur Launched East Coast Flood Relief Donation Drive in Collaboration with St. John’s Cathedral
KUALA LUMPUR, JANUARY 2015 – Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur kicked-off an East Coast Flood Relief Donation Drive as part of the organisation’s monthly Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative. This project is aimed to assist the flood victims in the East Coast and other affected areas in the country.
The flood was one of the worst in Malaysia’s history. The East Coast of Malaysia experienced a non-stop downpour of monsoon rain since December last year, causing severe flash flooding that destroyed roads, houses and buildings in Terenggganu, Kelantan and Pahang. Moreover, the floods in the three states have also claimed several lives.
As it is holds true to the organisation’s tradition of continuously give back to those in need, the hotel and its associates in solidarity, put forth the programme to collect donations in cash and kind to be channelled to the most affected areas in hopes of contributing to the relief for the victims of this catastrophe.
The Front Office department of the hotel took the initiative to collaborate with St. John’s Cathedral, Kuala Lumpur to give a helping hand to the families impacted by the floods by setting up a donation drive. “We are concerned with the well-being of the families that are affected by the floods and hope that our effort will help to help alleviate their hardship,” expressed Ismail Mohamed Ramli, Front Office Manager of Berjaya Times Square Hotel.
A Flood Relief Donation Drive was set up at Bronx 6, Level 14 of Berjaya Times Square Hotel on 5 and 6 January 2015. With the objective to alleviate grief and distress of the affected victims, the donation drive collected useful items like food, clothing, blankets, drinking water and school items. In the event of everyone coming together for this purpose, the response throughout the drive was overwhelming as the hotel associates and guests donated generously.
After two days of the donation drive, the donated items were sorted out by the associates and handed over to St. John’s Cathedal, Kuala Lumpur on 7 January 2015. The collected items to be channelled to the most affected areas according to needs in the coming days.
Mondi Mecja, General Manager of Berjaya Times Square Hotel concluded, “We will continue to stand with the flood victims and do our best to ease their burden. Our hearts go out to everyone affected. In doing what we can, we also pray for the safety and well-being of those struggling in the calamity, and we thank everyone for their contributions.”
Firmly committed to the organisation’s passionate and caring philosophy, Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur and the Berjaya Group will continue to serve the community and extend a helping hand in times of need.
Established in 1883, St. John’s Cathedral is one of the oldest churches in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. For donation activities, please visit them at St. John’s Cathedral, 5 Jalan Bukit Nanas, 50250 Kuala Lumpur or contact +603-2078 1876 / +603-2026 2813.