21 April, SUNWAY ISKANDAR – Following Sunway Group’s commitment of RM 34 million in aid which will reach 40,000 beneficiaries nationwide including COVID-19 patients who have lost their jobs, public hospitals and their healthcare frontliners, affected non-essential tenants in Sunway’s malls, and contributions to B40 communities, Sunway Property’s regional teams has worked to extend additional aid to state and city councils, the police force and local public healthcare institutions who are working to combat COVID-19 within local communities in support of their tireless fight to end the spread of the pandemic.
On April 7, Sunway Berhad Executive Director and Property Division Managing Director, Sarena Cheah had handed over Sunway Berhad’s RM 1 million donation to Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin for the national COVID-19 fund.
“Today we stand in solidarity with the communities we serve against the largest challenge faced by humanity in recent history. While we are all doing our part by staying at home, our hearts go out to all the selfless heroes and frontliners who are fighting for us during these trying times,” said Sunway Property.
To date, Sunway Property’s additional initiatives has benefitted another 3,500 beneficiaries in various communities nationwide.
In the Klang Valley, Sunway Property has worked with the Petaling Jaya City Council (Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya, MBPJ) to distribute food to communities in need and frontliners as well as the Kota Damansara Legislative Assembly to distribute hand sanitisers to frontliners. The aid to MBPJ had benefited the PJ City Food Bank which had distributed food to the urban poor, orphanages, organisations for the differently-abled, senior citizen homes and single mothers throughout the city as well as food to the frontliners in University Malaya Medical Centre. The Kota Damansara Legislative Assembly had distributed hand sanitisers to frontliners around Kota Damansara including Neighbourhood Watch groups (Rukun Tetangga), Residents Associations, Village Chiefs (Ketua Kampung) and private security personnel in residential areas who are on patrol duties.
In Johor, Sunway Property has extended support to the Iskandar Puteri District Police Headquarters and the Sultanah Aminah Hospital to supply items needed for ongoing security and healthcare operations. The private security personnel and law enforcement personnel received face masks and sanitisers while the Sultanah Aminah Hospital received face masks, hand sanitisers and infrared forehead thermometers.
Harvest from Sunway Property’s organic farms in Ipoh is now committed to serving healthcare professionals and patients in the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital. The twice weekly deliveries will benefit the patients’ with specific nutritional needs as well as the healthcare professionals until April 14, which has been set as the end of the second phase of Movement Control Order. Currently about 750 patients and healthcare workers are benefiting from the deliveries which are carried out twice a week. More than 130 kgs of vegetables have been delivered so far.
In Penang, Sunway Property is working with the Mutiara Food Bank under the Penang State Welfare Department to contribute groceries to the underserved community and families which need them the most. Sunway Property Penang also contributed face masks to the Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang council for distribution to the frontliners.
Sunway Property’s staff are also donating to the #Sunwayforgood Fund which has been established by Sunway employees. The Fund intends to provide Sunway’s frontliners with additional support as well as well benefit even more B40 families around Sunway’s communities.
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