Aid Reaches Old Folks Home Affected by COVID-19

Port of Tanjung Pelepas and Johor Port Authority pledge more than RM12,000 worth of food and basic necessities to residents

Aid Reaches Old Folks Home
1. PTP and LPJ worked closely with the caretaker of Rumah Seri Kenangan in distributing the aid to recipients without jeopardising their safety

Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), a member of MMC Group, together with Johor Port Authority (JPA) have pledged more than RM12,000 worth of food and various basic necessities to residents and staff of Rumah Seri Kenangan, Johor affected by COVID-19 positive cases.

Necessities care pack consisting of items such as dry food items, rice, cooking oil, sardines, instant noodles, biscuits, fruits, as well as hygienic items such as face mask, hand sanitiser, disinfection liquid, toothbrush, toothpaste, shower gel, adult pampers were handed over to the caretakers of Rumah Seri Kenangan by representatives from PTP and JPA. All precautionary measures in combatting COVID-19 such as wearing mask, maintaining social distance of 1 metre, hand sanitising was duly observed throughout the hand over to ensure the safety of all parties involved.

Johor Port Authority General Manager, Muhammad Razif Bin Ahmad stated that the donation drive was swiftly organised by JPA and PTP upon hearing the plight of the residents and staff of Rumah Seri Kenangan. With the full support from both JPA and PTP’s employees, we managed to collect a significant amount within only three days to provide much needed aid to the affected residents.

“The collaboration between the government authority and port operator like PTP is highly commended and valued as it demonstrated the best synergy between private business entity and government authority in not only spurring the economic growth of the state and nation but also in in giving back to the community through various outreach programmes,” he added.

Marco Neelsen, PTP Chief Executive Officer explains that as the conditions around the COVID-19 pandemic continue to evolve, PTP remains committed to do its part in supporting efforts by the Ministry of Health (MoH) and all front liners in mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia.

“We are very pleased that we were able to come together and collect a significant amount of donation within a very short period of time. This donation is truly a reflection of our employees’ generosity and kindness to help our fellow Malaysians whom required care and support. It is our hope that our modest gesture will assist the staff and residents of Rumah Seri Kenangan in their hour of need and provide them with support in fighting COVID-19.”

“PTP and LPJ worked closely with the caretaker of Rumah Seri Kenangan in distributing the aid to recipients without jeopardising their safety. It was important for all of us involved to swiftly respond, commit and contribute to this plight. We pulled all stops to ensure the aid was procured quickly and transported in a timely and safe manner,” he added.

Meanwhile, Nor Hafizah Binti Che Harun, Warden Officer of Rumah Seri Kenangan commented that she is grateful as she received the donated items by PTP and JPA.

“The staff of Rumah Seri Kenangan are working tirelessly to ensure that the well-being of the residents is being taken care off despite the quarantine order. To have a responsible private business entity like PTP, partnering with government linked organisation like JPA to quickly mobilize a helping hand during this difficult time is very laudable.”

“With these items donated, I now feel relieved and would like to thank PTP and JPA for their assistance and hope this assistance can be continued for the sake of the residents of Rumah Sri Kenangan.”

Throughout the years, PTP and JPA have been actively conducting various CSR efforts and activities for Rumah Seri Kenangan such as distributing self-hygienic supplies, donating necessities daily pack, celebrating Ramadan and organising Buka Puasa with residents’ activities and many more.