Quoting Anne Frank, ‘No one has ever become poor by giving’, Meru Valley Resort Bhd (MVRB) together with Kinta Properties Holdings Sdn Bhd (KPH) donated RM10,000 each to help the struggling Nepalese who suffered from the earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25.
The tragedy has destroyed a major part of Kathmandu, where it took more than 4000 lives and left many homeless. This devastating earthquake has raised concern around the world, and donations has been sent through various channels. One of these, Soroptimist International Ipoh (SI Ipoh), a service organisation focussed on empowerment for women and children, has taken the initiative to raise funds to help the affected victims.
The mock-cheque ceremony was held at MRVB function hall on June 17, where Ms Chong Wai Lin (KPH representative) and Ms Florence Foo (MRVB representative) each handed over a RM10,000 cheque to SI Ipoh president, Jean Chai and immediate past President Lanka Sinniah.
“We were delighted to receive such donations from corporations like KPH and MRVB. All donations made through SI will be 100% utilised for the victims of the Nepal Earthquake without administrative costs as all the helpers are volunteers,” said Jean Chai.
MRVB’s staff and SI Ipoh committee members were also at the event showing support for the good deed after which they were treated to a delicious buffet lunch courtesy of MVRB.