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UOB Thailand colleagues and customers unite to raise funds to purchase relief kits for disadvantaged people in home quarantine


Latest fundraising initiative is part of UOB Group’s #UnitedForYou COVID-19 Relief Programme

UOB Thailand’s colleagues and customers are uniting to raise funds to help the Thai Red Cross Society purchase relief kits and daily necessities for disadvantaged people serving home quarantine as part of the COVID-19 restrictions nation-wide. Recipients of the relief packages include the jobless and low-income workers who are staying home to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus and have limited means and access to food and groceries.

UOB Thailand colleagues and customers unite to raise funds to purchase relief kits for disadvantaged people in home quarantine

With Thailand’s third wave of COVID-19 infections causing great harm to lives and livelihoods, the Bank wanted to provide an opportunity for its colleagues and customers to join it in helping those facing tough times. Through the #UnitedForYou COVID-19 Relief Programme, the Bank will match employee contributions up to a maximum of two million baht. UOB credit cardholders are also encouraged to participate in the fundraising by donating their UOB reward points, with 1,000 points equivalent to 120 baht. Customers will be able to enjoy a double tax deduction on their donations.

Mr Tan Choon Hin, President and CEO of UOB Thailand, said, “The third wave of COVID-19 infections has deeply affected businesses, individuals and communities nationwide. Thousands of Thais are facing economic hardship as a result of job losses and income reductions. At times like these, we are ramping up our support, together with our colleagues and customers, to assist those in need. Through the #UnitedForYou COVID-19 Relief Programme, the Bank will continue to support members of our communities who are at-risk as they face unprecedented challenges from the pandemic.”

UOB Thailand’s latest initiative is part of the UOB Group’s #UnitedForYou COVID-19 Relief Programme. Since it was set up last year, the Bank has distributed 3,000 protective coveralls to healthcare professionals caring for COVID-19 patients.

The first donation of 1,000 protective coveralls was made to the Rajavithi Hospital at the beginning of the outbreak, while the other 2,000 protective coveralls were donated in May 2021 to Siriraj Hospital and Thammasat University Field Hospital, two of Bangkok’s leading medical institutes that have seen an increase in COVID-19 patients. In April 2021, the Bank also collaborated with SCG Packaging Company Limited to collect unused paper and cardboard boxes from employees for recycling into paper field hospital beds, which have been in high demand.

Published : June 17, 2021