21 September 2017

CIMB Foundation brings aid to 171 families of fire victims in Tawau

for immediate release

TAWAU: Following the fire tragedy that hit Kampung Hidayat, Tawau, Sabah in early July, CIMB Foundation (“CIMB” or “the Foundation”) recently extended its support to the fire victims through a contribution of basic amenities worth RM85,500 and clothes to 171 families.

The 171 families were provided basic necessities consisting of pillows, mattresses, bed linens and rice. CIMB Foundation also organised a clothes donation drive among its staff for the fire victims. The Foundation’s initiative to contribute to the fire victims was supported by local authorities such as Majlis Perbandaran Tawau and Sabah, Jabatan Kebajikan Negeri Sabah, and Ketua Ketua Kampung Hidayat.

Dato’ Hamidah Naziadin, CEO of CIMB Foundation said, “The Foundation has always believed that charity begins at home, and Community Development is one of the three key pillars outlining the Foundation’s philanthropic initiatives not just in Malaysia, but also across CIMB Group’s key markets in ASEAN. For the Tawau fire victims, we have also set aside RM45,000 to help deserving small local business owners to rebuild their businesses that were affected due to the fire tragedy. We fervently hope that our contribution will go some way towards easing their burden and rebuilding their lives.”

CIMB Foundation’s contribution to the fire victims in Tawau is in tandem with its objective to empower communities and change lives. In the last 10 years since its inception, the Foundation has always focused on projects that have a lasting, sustainable impact on its beneficiaries, particularly deserving and underserved communities regardless of race, creed, age or gender. In the last 10 years since its inception, CIMB Foundation has disbursed RM102 million for 962 initiatives that have benefitted a combined total of 700,000 people.

About CIMB Foundation

CIMB Foundation is a non-profit organisation set up to implement CIMB Group’s corporate social responsibility and philanthropic initiatives. Established in November 2007, CIMB Foundation is tasked with strategising and implementing corporate responsibility initiatives, disbursing millions to various programmes related to community development, sports and education.

The Foundation believes in long-term sustainable growth and giving back to society. Its initiatives are aimed at empowering communities in a transparent, measurable and accountable way to enable them to be independent and enhance development. The Foundation focuses on three specific areas: Community Development, Sports and Education.

In the past 10 years, CIMB Foundation has disbursed about RM102 million for 962 projects that have benefitted 700,000 people in the communities served by CIMB Group, making CIMB Foundation one of ASEAN's leading CSR champions.

For further media queries, please contact:

Suria Zainal 
Group Corporate Communications 
Group CEO’s Office 
CIMB Group Holdings Berhad 
Tel: +603 - 2261 0638 

Email: suriawati.zainal@cimb.com

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