KUALA LUMPUR: MAXIS BHD (Maxis) has teamed up with Hope Place, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Kuching to identify underprivileged communities that needed basic personal protective equipment (PPE) such as hand sanitisers and face masks to stay safe amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
In a statement today, Maxis said volunteers from its regional office and Hope Place have been distributing PPE packages to families in Bau, Serian and Siburan in stages while strictly adhering to Covid-19 prevention standard operating procedures (SOPs).
PPE packages were also shared with Hope Place for their volunteers to stay protected while conducting their community outreach, it said.
Its Head of Regional Sales Management in Sarawak Ben Ting Sii Hu said in the statement that Maxis is pleased to be able to continue its ongoing festive charity initiatives to ease the burden of communities in need.
Hope Place supervisor Yong Tiong Yeng said in the same statement that Maxis’ contribution has enabled the team to safely go about the mission of ensuring the underprivileged people of Kuching have access to basic necessities for an improved quality of life.
Recently, Maxis had contributed RM500,000 to Yayasan Kebajikan Negara in support of Covid-19-related aid.
It said the contribution will go towards distribution of an estimated 5,000 food boxes to communities severely impacted by the pandemic, as well as allocations for evacuation centres in anticipation of floods. ‒ Bernama