Published on November 17th, 2017 | by Subhash Nair0
UMW Toyota Staff Volunteer at Penang Flood Relief Centres
A team of 32 volunteers from UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT) braved the flood prone areas to assist in the relief efforts at Seberang Prai Utara, Penang. The staff at the Headquarters in Shah Alam initiated a donation drive to fund mobilization of dry food, groceries, towels, blankets and other necessities to the flood victims housed at relief centers.
UMWT worked closely with National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA), and two relief centres at Sebarang Prai Utara was chosen due to the high density of affected residents. The volunteers handed over the essentials packed in ration boxes to 220 victims at Sekolah Kebangsaan Padang Menora and Sekolah Agama Rakyat Labuh Banting relief centers. Around 10 Toyota vehicles which are Toyota Hilux and Fortuner were used for the logistics operation to support the relief activity.
During the relief activity, the company also provided assistance to 20 of its employees in Penang who were badly affected by the flood. Under UMWT’s internal support welfare program, the employees were given an immediate cash relief and ration box to assist them with their daily need items.
The Flood Assist efforts and the corresponding service campaigns are part of UMWT corporate social responsibility (CSR) undertaking which focuses on not only caring for the flood victims and customers but also employees.
“It is heart-warming to see numerous organizations, volunteering groups, and NGOs coming together irrespective of creed and religion to help, during the recent food. We also encouraged our staff to join relief efforts to help the flood victims not only to provide essential items to people at the affected areas but also to assist them to get back to their normal life,” said Mr. Ravindran K. President of UMWT.
Along with relief support efforts, UMWT also runs the Flood Assist Service Campaign at its after sales centers for Toyota owners to repair their damaged vehicles. Towing of vehicles from flood ravished areas, evaluation of extent of damages, interior and exterior washing are offered free and special discount of 25 % on total repair cost are offered to affected Toyota vehicle owners under this program.
“Our commitment to serve the community and customers remains topmost of our priority. We hope by offering the Toyota Flood Assist Package will further ease the burden of our Toyota vehicles owners who were affected by the recent flood. We sincerely hope for the quickest possible recovery and our heartfelt prayers to all flood victims including our customers and their family during these difficult times,” continued Mr. Ravindran K.
Toyota owners who are affected by the flood can visit any of UMW Toyota Motor Service Centre or call our Toyota Toll Free Line: 1-800-8-869682 (1-800-8-TOYOTA). Visit us at toyota.com.my for more details. Terms and conditions apply.