KUALA LUMPUR: Nestle (Malaysia) Bhd has donated RM200,000 to the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) to support relief efforts ahead of the monsoon season.
Nestle Malaysia chief executive officer Juan Aranols said the company wanted to support MRCS's preparation efforts ahead of the upcoming monsoon season.
Aranols said the company was inspired by the work of MRCS to protect and serve the needs of these vulnerable communities.
"Ours is a small contribution to these efforts, and we would like to invite other organisations and Malaysians to contribute to strengthen this solidarity network."
This contribution to MRCS includes RM100,000 cash to buy family hygiene kits.
Each hygiene kit will consist of a one-month supply of toothbrushes, toothpaste, detergent, towels, disposable shavers, sanitary pads, toilet rolls, soap, as well as a water bucket and a water scoop.
Alongside the hygiene kits, the company also contributed RM100,000 worth of Nestlé food products to be allocated by MRCS to vulnerable communities.
MRCS chairperson Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah said it was pleased to receive the donation from Nestlé.
"Providing care and relief assistance to at-risk and vulnerable communities requires collective effort, and Nestlé's contribution will certainly help us achieve this goal," she said.
Reflecting Nestle Malaysia's long-standing commitment to help those in need, the company previously contributed RM1.2 million to MRCS for the upgrade of emergency medical equipment in their ambulances in 2020.
Over the years, Nestle Malaysia also collaborated in various initiatives with MRCS including regular food and beverage supplies during the monsoon seasons, and Covid-19 relief efforts for frontliners and affected communities during the pandemic.