Klang, Saturday, 21 September – 7-Eleven Malaysia recently carried out its latest CSR initiative in collaboration with its start-up, NGOHub by reaching out to some disadvantaged communities that have been adversely affected by the haze phenomenon.
The haze, which has resulted in Air Pollutant Index (API) readings reaching unhealthy levels in several parts of the country, is expected to last longer due to the current hot and dry weather. The unhealthy air quality has resulted in adverse health effects that has affected many during this period, with those more susceptible such as the young, the elderly and those with respiratory and heart ailment pre-conditions.
The team at 7-Eleven Malaysia arranged for the distribution of N95 particulate respirator masks, eye drops, vitamin and mineral supplements as well as snacks rich in Vitamin E such as nuts and sunflower seeds to selected charitable organizations, encompassing both children and the elderly such Sai Pandian Orphanage, Pertubuhan Pusat Kebajikan Destiny, Rumah Anak Yatim Al-Munirah, GT Community Care and Persatuan Thalasemia Selangor to name a few that are located in the most affected areas to help combat the effects of the haze as well as providing guidance on staying healthy during this period.
“We are doing our part to bring relief and aid during this trying times to the disadvantaged communities that are most at risk and we hope that conditions will improve for the better soon and that our contribution will help in staving off the worst effects of the haze as 7-Eleven is Always There For You, come day or night, rain or shine as well as during the haze,” quipped Ronan Lee, General Manager of Marketing, 7-Eleven Malaysia. He ended by advising the public to also practise the recommended health tips on what to do during the haze from the relevant authorities and to get their face masks from the nearest 7-Eleven.