Early Gawai cheer for celebrants

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KUCHING: The Covid-19 pandemic is no damper for MagnumCares in reaching out to the dwellers and welfare homes in Sarawak, providing them with a total of RM54,700 worth of food hampers and cheque donations.

This year, the company provided food hampers to 337 Dayak families in Kuching, Miri, Bintulu and Sibu along with a total of RM21,000 in cheque donations to seven welfare homes statewide.

Among the welfare homes involved were Duyoh community-based rehabilitation centre (CBR), Singai CBR, Mambong CBR, Suria CBR, Gemilang CBR, Pusat Haemodylisis Sibu and Lembaga Kebajikan Kanak Kanak Yatim Cawangan Miri.

MagnumCares said it hoped with the donation, it can help to support the operation cost, food supplies and even disinfection of welfare homes during this challenging period.

“The atmosphere won’t be the same for this year, but every bits of assistance will go a long way for some of us,” it said in a statement today.

In the same statement, Magnum Group’s head of corporate social responsibility (CSR) Beh Swan Swan said the Covid-19 pandemic has shifted the way the company works and how they contribute back to society.

“However, at Magnum, we do not want to let this deter us from continuing to help our community especially when we hear of so many of our fellow Malaysians being impacted badly by this pandemic.

“With our MagnumCares spirit of sharing and caring, we hope to continue to make this year’s Gawai spirit albeit no crowded celebration but still meaningful where everyone will not be deprived of basic necessities,” she said.

Beh stressed that, true to the quote, “Nobody can do everything but everybody can do something”, the upcoming harvest celebration should be celebrated with gratefulness and tolerance among one another.

“From all of us in Magnum, we wish all our East Malaysian friends a blessed Gawai, and stay safe and let’s keep our effort to flatten the curve,” she said.

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