THE Covid-19 pandemic has been particularly hard on the hotel industry.
Recognizing this, the Selangor Chapter of the Malaysian Hotel Association (MAH) launched its second food aid program by organizing a cash and in-kind fundraiser with the support of Selangor Tourism and MAH National.
This was inspired by the success of his first CSR initiative which received support from the Malaysian Aeon Foundation under the leadership of former president Datin Yasmin Merican.
A total of 1,200 hotel workers who had lost their jobs due to the numerous hotel closures around the country were grateful to receive food and essentials for two months in April and May this year, when the pandemic was on. at its peak.
With its own MAH Cares program under the theme “Together we deliver to our fellow hoteliers”, MAH Selangor Chapter has raised RM90,000 through generous cash and in-kind contributions from organizations such as Tourism Selangor, English Hotbread, Sama Sama Hotel KLIA, Acappella Suite Hotel, Dorsett Grand Subang, Silka Maytower, BMC Tours & Travel, Motac and Yeo Hiap Seng (Yeo’s).
The 880 boxes of food were filled with basic necessities and distributed to former and current hotel workers in Selangor and Putrajaya who need help.
“We are grateful that there are still very supportive organizations and individuals who sympathize with the current situation and have voluntarily stepped in to contribute to our program,” said MAH Selangor chapter chairman Datin Jasmine Abdullah Heng.
“A big thank you to Tourism Selangor and to the members of the board of directors of MAH as well as to Francis Alberto at the secretariat who all worked tirelessly to coordinate the distribution of the food aid boxes,” she added.
The MAH Selangor Chapter, in addition to supporting and promoting the tourism campaign developed by Selangor Tourism – “Pusing Selangor Dulu” – also works closely with the MAH Tourism Revival Committee to formulate strategies to help the industry tourism to recover.