The recent flooding did not only destroy houses and vehicles, but it has also significantly caused the loss of livelihoods for many. The aftermath of the flood is still revealing itself. Businesses located in the flood-affected areas were not spared. Despite recording losses amounting to millions of ringgits, many stepped up and assisted the flood victims in the best way possible.
#1: Goodnite Malaysia
The mattress shop offered 500 mattresses and 1000 pillows to flood victims in Klang Valley. Their effort would ensure that those who were affected would be able to rest at ease. As soon as the announcement was made, it only took a day and a half for all the mattresses and the pillows to be allocated.
#2: Beli Gas Malaysia
This social enterprise is no stranger to assisting needy communities such as B40 households by providing cheaper Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). During this crisis, Beli Gas tirelessly delivered food aid and provision to flood victims at temporary evacuation centres. The organisation also offered 100 free LPG tanks to affected households in Subang and Shah Alam as part of the corporate social responsibility initiative.
#3: Decathlon Malaysia
The world’s largest sporting goods retailer was applauded by Malaysians for temporarily ceasing the sales of inflatable kayak boats, stand up paddles and life jackets. They did this to prioritise relief efforts carried out by NGOs and the government should they need the necessary life-saving equipment.
#4: Family Mart Malaysia
The convenience store chain teamed up with various non-governmental organisations (NGOs) such as Arus Anak Muda, The Assembly Soup Kitchen and Perbadanan Perpustakaan Awam Selangor (PPAS)  to distribute 20,000 Ready-To-Eat items (i.e. onigiris, sandwiches) to flood victims.
The local car manufacturer, Perodua offered much-needed assistance by offering rebates up to RM100 on towing services. In addition to free car inspections, a 20% discount is provided on selected spare parts. Many of their service centres were also affected by the unprecedented event.
#6 : Petronas
The oil and gas company channelled RM25 million towards relief efforts. In addition to the monetary fund, the company took the welfare of their employees seriously by providing temporary accommodation, meal allowances and financial assistance.
#7 : Zul Erwan Veterinary Clinic
The veterinary is running a free emergency mobile clinic to fur friends affected by the flood that need medication, treatment or food until the 27th of December. The mobile clinic is located at KFC Bukit Kemuning, Taman Sri Muda.
#8 : Artalive
No one should be left behind when it comes to relief aid. The orthotics and prosthetics centre, Artalive is offering free services to clean and repair limb prosthetics for Persons with Disabilities (PWD) / Orang Kurang Upaya (OKU.
#9: Khind Malaysia
The home appliances manufacturer extended a helping hand to their customers who have been affected by the recent flood. Flood victims are eligible to free appliance check, labour fee and 50% off on spare parts purchases .
#10: Al-Ali Nasi Kandar
A Nasi Kandar restaurant in Shah Alam has cooked and arranged free food for flood victims nearby to ensure no one is left hungry. The aid can be collected from No.14, Jalan H U8/N, Bukit Jelutong, Seksyen U8, 40150, Shah Alam .
The mental healthcare professionals are offering free 24/7 counseling on grief, trauma and loss for flood victims. The organisation can be reached at naluri.link/Whatsapp or +603 8408 1748.
#12: Pelita Nasi Kandar
The famous Nasi Kandar restaurant have distributed at least 2000 meal packets to the flood victims. Their donations will continue as long as there is a demand for it.
#13: Acer Malaysia
The company is offering repair services to affected flood victims, both Acer and non-Acer customers. It is free of charge for any Acer products damaged during the flood both with warranty and out-of-warranty period. However, non-Acer customers can also have their damaged products fixed at a small cost. If the damage is irreparable, 20% discount is given on new Acer laptop/desktop at their e-store .
#14: Honda Malaysia
The automobile company is offering a 25% discount on genuine car parts under its flood relief programme. The initiative also provide free inspection, towing and up to RM 1,500 flood allowance for those who subscribe to Honda Insurance Programme (HiP).
#15: Heineken Malaysia
The brewery company is distributing 100,000 meals and care packages for flood victims in Klang Valley. The initiative is under the Heineken Cares programme as the company works together with its network of non-governmental organisation (NGO) partners such as Dialogues Includes All, Epic, PWD Smart Farmability and Make It Right Movement, to ensure the aid arrives safely on the hands of its recipients .
#16: Factory Eyewear
To those who had their glasses broken or lost during the flood, fret not, a local optometry and eyewear provider are offering free eyewear for flood victims. The request has recently been closed due to the high demand and is set to be reopened next Monday (27th December 2021).
#17: Lazada Malaysia
The e-commerce platform rushed to aid flood victims by providing 30,000 units of flood relief rations to 10 temporary evacuation centers (PPS). The rations include essentials such as blankets, baby diapers and Covid-19 test kits .
Explore our sources:
- Goodnite Malaysia Facebook post. (20th December 2021). Link
- Beli Gas Malaysia Facebook post. (19th December 2021). Link
- Decathlon Malaysia Instagram highlights. (19th December 2021). Link
- Family Mart Facebook post. (20th December 2021). Link
- Family Mart Facebook post. (19th December 2021). Link
- Bernama. (2021). Perodua tawar rebat, diskaun dan pemeriksaan percuma kenderaan mangsa banjir. Harian Metro. Link
- Petronas Twitter post. (20th December 2021). Link
- Zul Erwan Veterinary Clinic Facebook post. (21st December 2021). Link
- Artalive Facebook post. (22nd December 2021). Link
- Khind Malaysia Facebook post. (22nd December 2021). Link
- Azman.S (@mohammed_azman7) Twitter status. (19th December 2021). Link
- Naluri.life Facebook post (22nd December 2021). Link
- Acer Malaysia Facebook post (22nd December 2021). Link
- The Star. (23rd December 2021). Honda Malaysia offers assistance to flood-affected customers. Link
- Malay Mail. (24th December 2021). Heineken Malaysia to give out 100,000 meals and care packages to Klang Valley flood victims. Link
- Factory Eyewear Facebook post. (22nd December 2021). Link
- FMT Reporters. (2021). Lazada rushes aid to flood victims via LazadaForGood. Free Malaysia Today. Link
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