SINGAPORE – NatSteel Asia (NSA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Steel, presented a cheque of $53,500 to St Joseph’s Home (SJH) at its Family Day celebration recently. This amount was the second instalment, raised by NSA and its staff, for the purchase of a $103,000 20-seater van.
This donation is part of NSA’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme launched last December in which NSA pledged S$1million over the next three years to community initiatives.
Donations of $50,000 each were presented to the Society for the Physically Disabled and SJH last December.
NSA staff contributed $26,750 to the second installment and this was matched dollar-for-dollar by NSA, bringing the total amount to $53,500.
NSA staff will use the van to take SJH residents out for excursions on a regular basis, an NSA spokesperson said.
NSA, which employs 85 staff from Myanmar in Singapore, also donated S$20,000 to the Myanmar Cyclone Nargis disaster through the Singapore Red Cross Society. In China, the NatSteel operations in Wuxi and Xiamen donated about S$60,000 in all to the Sichuan Earthquake Relief Fund. n