Over 10,000 Malaysians pitch in to support relief and rebuilding efforts
KUALA LUMPUR, 17 DECEMBER 2013 – Groupon Malaysia today presented a cheque worth RM271,125 to the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) in aid of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Phillippines.
“All of us at Groupon are delighted over the generosity of over 10,000 Malaysian subscribers who have contributed to this record breaking fund raising effort. We hope that these contributions will help the MRCS in its goal of raising RM10 million to assist the relief and recovery of our neighbours in the Philippines,” said Rafiq Razali, Country Head of Groupon Malaysia.
The funds were raised via Groupon Malaysia website, which went live from 13 November until 8 December with its subscribers having the option of contributing RM10, RM25 or RM50 to the cause. Groupon Malaysia also absorbed all the online payment gateway charges as the full proceeds from the fund raising initiative will be directed to the MRC to assist with its on-ground relief aid and emergency response efforts, providing basic needs such as water, emergency shelter, medication, food, electricity and other essentials for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. The MRCS is also working with its counterparts in the Philippines to assist in community projects such as the construction of orphanages for children who have lost their parents during the tragedy.
(L-R) Yeoh Chen Chow, Jon Wild, Rafiq Razali presented the mock cheque to Datuk Haji Dr. Noordin bin Ab. Razak and representatives of Malaysian Red Crescent Society.
“We are grateful to Groupon Malaysia and its subscribers who supported this initiative as the funds raised will go a long way in our efforts to serve the needs of the communities affected by this disaster.” said Datuk Haji Dr. Noordin bin Ab. Razak, National Vice Chairman & Secretary General of Malaysian Red Crescent Society.
Grouponers showing their support for the Malaysian Red Crescent Society.
The Typhoon Haiyan fund raising effort is a component of the Groupon Grassroots initiative, which is geared towards providing opportunities for society to contribute towards the improvement or wellbeing of communities. For further information visit www.groupon.my