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Keppel Donates $300,000 To The Courage Fund In Singapore

Keppel Corporation Limited, through its philanthropic arm Keppel Care Foundation, will donate S$300,000 to The Courage Fund to support communities in Singapore affected by the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

The Courage Fund was established in 2003 to support victims of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and healthcare workers. As announced by the Singapore Government earlier this week, the Fund will now also be used to support those affected by COVID-19. These efforts will be facilitated and administered by the National Council of Social Service and Community Chest.

Mr Ho Tong Yen, CEO of Keppel Care Foundation said, “As a responsible home-grown company, Keppel will contribute to this important national effort to provide support to healthcare workers, patients as well as vulnerable individuals and families affected by COVID-19. We would also like to express our deep appreciation to the healthcare professionals and many others who are working hard every day to combat the disease.

Beyond our financial contribution, Keppel Volunteers, our group’s volunteerism movement, will also coordinate with the National Council of Social Service and Community Chest to explore how our staff volunteers can provide further support to the affected communities.

Keppel is committed to having a positive impact on the community, wherever it operates.  Since the start of the outbreak, the Keppel Group has taken a multi-pronged approach to assist those affected by COVID-19.  Including the donation to The Courage Fund, Keppel has committed over S$900,000 to relief efforts pertaining to the outbreak, including contributions by Keppel Corporation to the Singapore Red Cross, and by Keppel Land China Limited to the Shanghai Charity Foundation, to support relief, prevention, treatment and aftercare efforts in China.

Since its establishment in 2012, Keppel Care Foundation has disbursed over S$44 million in support of charitable causes in Singapore, including supporting education, caring for the underprivileged and protecting the environment.

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