Published on December 11th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Goodyear Malaysia helps St. John Ambulance provide first aid response for the community
This year marks the eighth consecutive year of Goodyear Malaysia’s commitment to assist in improving health and safety in the local community through its sponsorship of St. John Ambulance of Malaysia. Goodyear’s ongoing support of one of the oldest non-government organizations in the country comes through providing its high performance and quality tires for volunteer ambulance services.
Goodyear Malaysia’s latest contribution of Durasport and G-28 model tires will be fitted to St. John Ambulance of Malaysia’s Toyota Hiace ambulances. This initiative is a part of Goodyear Malaysia’s philosophy of embracing opportunities to meet the needs of the surrounding community. Their philanthropic programs are focused on helping to meet the civic, economic and educational growth of organizations in need, as well as improving social and physical community health and safety.
“At Goodyear Malaysia, we believe in the work and service that is tirelessly provided by St. John Ambulance and are honoured to be able to assist in the best way we can—by providing our world class tires for their emergency vehicles. We fully support their efforts to improve health and safety in the local community—values which are also core to the Goodyear business,” said Ivy Peng, Managing Director for Goodyear Malaysia.
St. John Ambulance was a movement that started in the early days of the Industrial Revolution, addressing the needs of the sick and the injured and bringing them to hospitals for immediate attention. St. John Ambulance of Malaysia was established in 1908, initially serving as stretcher bearers and first aiders due to increasing military and civilian casualties throughout the country.
In addition to rendering first aid and home nursing services, the organization now also carries out community projects such as mass Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training, Citizen Action and Response in Emergencies (CARE) and many other initiatives. Through volunteer services and the assistance of individuals and corporations such as Goodyear, St. John Ambulance of Malaysia is able to advance towards its vision of being a well-organized body that is dedicated to the service of mankind.
“We truly value Goodyear’s support over the years, as it has enabled us to function more safely and effectively with our first aid response. It is indeed an honor to have corporations like Goodyear recognise our service to the community and support us financially and morally.” said Dato’ Yeo Kim Thong, St. John Ambulance Malaysia – State of Selangor.
Through Goodyear Malaysia’s community outreach program, help and support is extended to organizations with a focus on improving safety and well-being in the form of scholarships, in-kind donations, grants as well as volunteer opportunities for Goodyear associates. Other organizations the company has supported include the Spastic Children’s Association, the Malaysian Association for the Blind, the Independent Living and Training Centre, the National Kidney Foundation and Mercy Malaysia.