UMW Toyota Motor is stepping up its flood relief initiatives

Committed to helping the affected communities get back on their feet, UMW Toyota  Motor is stepping up its flood relief initiatives through dispatching staff volunteers, enabling its Shah Alam facility into a flood ‘Command Centre’ and donating basic household necessities to victims.

On 24 December 2021, UMW Toyota Motor staff went down to the affected areas and volunteering to help with the cleaning of homes inundated by flood waters. This initiative was also supported by the Raja Muda of Selangor Foundation in providing guidance and support on the mechanics to ensure smooth process in handling this situation.

It was heartwarming to see Malaysians united to overcome the effects of the flood. One of the flood victim in Padang Jawa, Rosli bin Hassan, age 62 echoed this sentiment by stating that “I am extremely grateful for this timely assistance in easing our burden as well as helping us to regain a sense of normalcy”.

The company said that its volunteers will continue this assistance for as long as it is needed, where and when possible.

To ramp up its aid relief efforts for the future, the company has also decided to enable its Toyota headquarters in Shah Alam to be converted into a flood ‘Command Centre’ which will function as a soup kitchen and relief distribution center for victims in the event of a similar phenomenon in the future.

“UMW Toyota Motor stands in solidarity with the community. Malaysians have been going through an extremely challenging period due to the flood and we want to do what we can to provide some relief. We express our sincerest sympathies to all the victims and families affected and we hope that our initiatives will be of some help,” said President of UMW Toyota Motor, Ravindran. K.

“We were also inspired and moved by the compassion of the many Malaysians who have volunteered to help out their fellow countrymen, including our group of staff volunteers. We realised that response and relief efforts were slow to take place. Hence, we decided that even for future, we will immediately convert our Shah Alam facility into a flood ‘Command Centre’ to provide kind-hearted Malaysians a safe place to deliver and sort out the relief items before distributing to the surrounding temporary evacuation centres.”

Giving an added peace of mind to flood victims, vehicle owners are welcomed to park their vehicles in the premise regardless of makes and models*.

Post-clean up, UMW Toyota Motor has also distributed basic household necessities including stoves, fans and kettles to affected households in hopes to alleviate some of their burden.

“We would like to take this opportunity to convey our heartfelt gratitude towards our suppliers namely Toyota Suppliers Club Malaysia, DENSO Malaysia, Toyota Tsusho and Sime Kansai for stepping up and also providing financial support to our endeavours. This contribution were used to buy household appliances and other necessities to be given as aid to the flood victims” he added.

In addition to giving aid to the local communities, UMW Toyota Motor is also providing assistance to its own workforce affected by the flood. These include repairs for personal vehicles registered under staff names, financial aid as well as distribution of basic household necessities.

*Available for the first 100 vehicles only and a signed indemnity is required.