CGCC Donates $100,000 to Families of Victims in Building Collapse
The building collapse happened earlier at Ma Tau Wai Road caused many casualties. Immediately following the incident, the “CGCC Emergency Relief Fund” donated $100,000 to help families of the deceased meet their pressing needs.
As a gesture of caring, the “We Care, We Share Campaign” of the CGCC continued to give out New Year pudding and food coupons before the Chinese New Year to bring warmth to the elderly and needy individuals.
Financial Aid to Victims in Building Collapse
The “CGCC Emergency Relief Fund” aims to provide instant financial assistance for families of victims in major incidents to help them meet their pressing needs. On the day following the building collapse at Ma Tau Wai Road, the CGCC immediately donated $100,000 for distribution to families of the deceased via the Social Welfare Department (SWD), in order to help them cope with emergency.
New Year Pudding and Food Coupons Worth Over $300,000 Distributed
In addition, the “We Care, We Share Campaign” brought warmth to society before the Chinese New Year. The CGCC distributed through the SWD 3,000 sets of New Year pudding and 5,000 food coupons, worth over $300,000 in total, hoping to give Chinese New Year blessings to needy families and individuals.
Chairmen of the CGCC and members of its Central and West District Liaison Group visited a SWD Family Service Centre at Sai Ying Pun earlier (29th). They gave out New Year pudding to nearly 40 seniors in the centre to show the business community’s respect for the elderly and share with them festive joy.
CGCC Vice-chairman Ian Chan remarked in his speech that the “We Care, We Share Campaign” aims to consolidate the efforts of CGCC members and the business community to make more commitment and contribution to society. He extended his gratitude to the SWD, the High Street Integrated Family Service Centre, as well as the “Caring Enterprises” who sponsored the Campaign, including Sun Wah Group, Glorious Sun Holdings, Goldlion Holdings, Taining Group, Hsin Kuang Restaurant Holdings, Paramount Catering Group, Tao Heung Holdings and Yoshinoya Fast Food.
Promoting Harmony and Love in Society
Since its launch last June, the “We Care, We Share Campaign” has distributed over $1.6 million worth of food coupons and moon cakes to needy families and individuals on eves of Reunification Anniversary, National Day, Mid-Autumn Festival and Christmas holidays. Besides, a Hong Kong Island tour has been organized for families in Tuen Mun. More initiatives and programs will be rolled out to promote the business sectors’ care for the community and foster social harmony.
2 February 2010