KUALA LUMPUR – The continuous lockdown and pandemic restrictions have deeply affected the livelihood of many families due to job losses and drastic reduction of incomes.
Malaysians have seen more and more underprivileged families and individuals facing food shortages especially in Klang Valley, the economy hub of the country and the first to bear the brunt of the pandemic.
Fully aware of this worrisome situation, Waterco (Far East) Sdn Bhd (Waterco Malaysia), the leading one-stop solutions provider of safe and healthy water environment company, stands strong and committed to provide food baskets to the underserved including 400 families on a monthly basis.
Apart from striving to understand the needs of the community to provide quality water solutions, Waterco Malaysia is also working alongside the local authorities and the residents to better comprehend the difficulties and daily struggles faced by less fortunate families and individuals – determined to elevate the welfare of the underprivileged families in the Sungai Buloh district such as those in Flat Fasa 4, Bukit Rahman Putra and a few more areas in the district with a food basket project which started early this month serving the daily needs of the community.
“Just as water is one of life’s greatest needs, other essentials such as food and the support from the community are just as important for everyone’s wellbeing. We hope to provide the best assistance we can to these communities to help them have a better tomorrow and not having to worry when they will be able to put food on the table,” said Koo Zao Cheong, the Regional Business Development of Waterco Malaysia.
“We are touched to see heartwarming moments of Malaysians banding together and helping out one another as we overcome this challenging time together. We at Waterco too would like to play our part in supporting our community especially for those who may be afraid to speak up for the help they need and to those who may not have the resources to get the aid needed.”
Waterco will be sending these food baskets consisting of dry foods such as biscuit, instant noodles, rice, wheat flour, malt drink packets and others on a monthly basis to approximately 400 needy families in Sungai Buloh identified by the local police and other rural villages within Sungai Buloh.
“We truly appreciate the efforts by the frontliners working tirelessly to not only protect our community but to also improve the lives of the families.
“We are committed to play our part in lessening the burden of the frontliners and the community, and we hope that our effort will bring positivity to the families and uplift their spirits in the continuous battle of enduring and recovering from the pandemic.”
In addition to the food basket distribution twice a month, Waterco Malaysia is also working closely with non-profit organisations to donate water filtration systems to hospitals treating Covid patients in Klang Valley and Johor in view of the rising confirmed cases.
By installing high quality water filtration systems, they aim to improve the situation of insufficient and overused water distribution due to the increasing number of patients in the hospitals, with clean water sources for patients and frontliners to consume, do the necessary cleaning and other purposes.
For more information of Waterco Malaysia and its initiatives, please visit https://www.waterco.com.my/ .
About Waterco Malaysia
Currently in their 40th year, Waterco pioneers reliable solutions for healthy, safe water environments, which are used in residential, commercial and industrial applications in over 40 countries. Established in 1981 with a single pool pump store in Sydney, Australia, it has since become a global brand recognised for designing and manufacturing filtration and sanitisation innovations for the swimming pool, spa, aquaculture, and water purification sectors.
Listed on the ASX in 1989, Waterco (ASX:WAT) has evolved into a technological and manufacturing powerhouse that makes products more energy and water efficient, and easier to maintain.
Waterco’s head office is in Sydney, Australia, with international offices, manufacturing and R&D plants and warehouses located in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, China, Australia, New Zealand, US, Canada, and the UK.