More than RM500,000 worth of aid in the form of cash donation and in kind to be donated for rebuilding efforts
McDonald’s is the world’s leading fast food restaurant with about 35,000 restaurants worldwide, serving more than 70 million customers daily in more than 100 countries. In Malaysia, McDonald’s serves over 13.5 million customers a month at more than 260 restaurants nationwide.
McDonald’s Malaysia and the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Malaysia are extending their support to help families affected by the recent floods in the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. As part of the initiative, collections for the months of January and February from all RMHC donation coin boxes found in McDonald’s restaurants will be channelled to the flood victims. Additionally, McDonald’s Malaysia is pledging to match every ringgit collected during the same period.
All funds will go towards helping the affected children rebuild their lives after one of the worst floods to have hit the country.
Cash donations aside, McDonald’s Malaysia employees also volunteered to send aid and help in the post-flood clean-up efforts in several affected areas, namely Kota Bharu, Dungun and Temerloh. Recently during the 9 January to 11 January, a convoy of 8 4WD vehicles and 2 delivery trucks carrying aid relief boxes totalling more than RM100,000 were distributed to 650 families. Each aid relief box contained items such as portable gas stoves, rice bags, instant noodles, cooking oil, cooking pots and other utensils. 450 RMHC school bags were also distributed for the affected children.
“In the spirit of Malaysians serving Malaysians, it is heartening to see so many of our employees volunteering for this initiative to lend a helping hand to our fellow brothers and sisters in the affected areas. We are truly proud of the wonderful team spirit, and I hope that McDonald’s and RMHC’s support will help accelerate the rebuilding process so that every affected Malaysian can start afresh on stronger footing,” said Stephen Chew, Managing Director of McDonald’s Malaysia.
During the initial stages of the flood relief efforts, McDonald’s Malaysia had lent its support with the provision of 1,500 meals to the dedicated servicemen from the Ministry of Defence. With many homes destroyed by the floods, McDonald’s Malaysia will also be disbursing almost RM180,000 to 356 McDonald’s employee families affected by the floods.