12 homes and charity organisations receive Covid-19 aid from OCBC Bank and Lions Club
A total of twelve charity organisations recently received daily necessities, hand sanitisers, face masks and other forms of support through a joint collaboration between from OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) and Lions Club of Kuala Lumpur Central (Lions Club).
Representatives of Lions Club at the presentation of the essential items to one of the charity homes, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Rumah Impian Oku Kuala Lumpur.
The Covid-19 relief aid will assist 7 homes, namely Pertubuhan Pusat Penjagaan Kanak-Kanak Cacat Shan Dai Selangor, Persatuan Kebajikan Wen Hua, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Orang Tua Cacat dan Kurang Upaya Taman Connaught, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Rumah Impian Oku Kuala Lumpur, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Warga Emas Kenang Budi Kuala Lumpur, Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak Kanak Angels Kuala Lumpur, Pertubuhan Penganut Bodhiksetra Vihara and the five charity organisations are Lions Education Foundation, Lions Eye Clinic, Tangkak Renal Centre, Breast Cancer Foundation and the National Cancer Society Malaysia.
According to Lions Club Kuala Lumpur Central First Vice President Ray Ko the joint special Covid-19 relief programme, Sailing Through Covid-19 Together with Lions Club and OCBC was aimed at supporting the needy from the various charity organisations.
“In addition to providing those in need with daily necessities we also targeted particular individuals who were in need of additional care such as through mobile eye checks through the Lions Eye Clinic and cancer patients through the Breast Cancer Foundation and National Cancer Society.
“We are grateful to OCBC Bank through their KL Main, Ampang and Kepong branches for their relentless support and commitment to assist the community amidst the difficulties arising from Covid-19. We were happy to see the smile on the recipients and pleased to have done our little part to help our community,” he said.
Speaking on behalf of OCBC Bank, its Kepong branch Senior Manager Ms Suki Shu Wei Kee said the Bank continues to strive to be more involved in the localities in which it operates and to become even more engaged in the community, going beyond simply providing superior banking products and services to meeting the social needs of the people as well.
“In the past few months, the social and economic effect of the global pandemic is hard for many and so we wanted to reach out to support our community, particularly those who have been deeply affected. We are thankful to Lions Club of Kuala Lumpur Central for being part of this relief programme. We are happy that colleagues from our three branches mainly Ampang, KL Main and Kepong banded together to assist and we hope our little contribution will help them tide through these challenging times,” she said.