SEPANG – AirAsia has announced that it will kick-off an East Coast Flood Relief Campaign in aid of relief and rehabilitation efforts in affected states in Malaysia.
The campaign will comprise free transportation of relief goods and aid workers to Kota Bharu and Terengganu as well as a fund-raising drive to collect donations for post-flood rehabilitation.
To date, AirAsia has transported food supplies to Kota Bharu by Biro Penerangan Pemuda Umno and the airline has pledged to transport relief items from Mercy Malaysia.
Relief aid agencies requiring air transport support are invited to send in their request to firstname.lastname@example.org, where instructions on delivery and cargo requirements will be provided after evaluation.
Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, Executive Chairman of AirAsia Berhad said, “Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the flood. Our own AirAsia Allstars and their families in the East Coast are also currently struggling with the calamity, with many houses damaged and livelihoods greatly affected by the flood. We pledge to do what we can to help alleviate grief and distress experienced by the victims, and pray for their safety and well-being. We thank everyone for their concern and contributions.”
Concurrent to this, AirAsia will be launching a group wide donation drive to enable members of the public to contribute to rehabilitation activities.