Photo : PT GMM’s CSC team leader Mahdi M. Nur and beneficiaries at the staple food and diesel handover in Yamli Village

SOUTH HALMAHERA – In the days leading up to 2023 Christmas, PT Gelora Mandiri Membangun (GMM) donated diesel generator fuel to local churches under a Corporate Social Contribution (CSC) program. This gift will provide lighting during Christmas Eve services.

The handover ceremony took place Wednesday (12/20), where the fuel was delivered to four nearby villages, starting from Yamli, Sekely, Yomen, to Jibubu, where there are eight churches.

“We’d like to thank the company for the basic food packages and fuel. May GMM continue to grow and bring US benefits,” said Yamli’s village government section head Yonias Kadari.

The donation is enough to light the buildings, Kadari added. There is no electricity in this coastal village, making diesel fuel crucial to power the generators, Yamli's temporary electricity source.

“This year (2023), there are slight changes [to our donation program] where we add diesel to help light the churches on Christmas Eve. I hope it will be useful for this Christmas celebration,” said PT GMM representative Mahdi M. Nur at the event.

Along with diesel were basic food kits containing rice, sugar, instant noodles, tea, and coffee. These were distributed directly to beneficiary villages.

Jerry cans are being filled with diesel before they are transported to four villages

Basic food aid handover ceremony in Sekely, joined by local religious leaders

PT Gelora Mandiri Membangun (GMM) is part of TSE Group, which runs oil palm plantations. GMM operates from Gane Dalam, South Halmahera Subdistrict, and commits to practicing sustainable palm oil governance as well as puts out innovations to prioritize its social and environmental responsibilities. (PR/GMM)

Published On: December 20, 2023
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