Kochi: ACC Limited, producers of cement and ready-mix concrete were quick to act when the floods hit Kerala. The company stepped in with resources, manpower and logistical support to provide assistance with relief and rehabilitation in the flood-affected regions of Kerala.

Along with contributions by ACC Trust, the company’s employees donated their one day’s salary to the humanitarian effort. But going far beyond financial contribution, the organisation and leadership stepped up to the challenge of mobilisng resources for help on the ground, bringing in its channel partners as well.

Neeraj Akhoury, Managing Director & CEO, ACC Limited, along with spouse Seema Akhoury, visited Kerala by the end of August to do a firsthand review of the mass relief work undertaken by the company. On his arrival in Kochi, Neeraj Akhoury first visited Rajashree S.M.Memorial School in Kodungalloor where the Madukkarai Task Force was engaged in cleaning and restoration works. He then visited Sri Sai Vidya Vihar where ACC team had completed restoration.
He said, “We salute the spirit of the people of Kerala for their resilience, courage and sheer determination as they face the most daunting of times. ACC is making every effort to contribute to the relief and rehabilitation of the state. I am also proud of our family of dealers who are working with us. We will continue to support the people of Kerala in the coming days.”

He then visited Neduvannoor where many families had faced the brunt of the floods. He distributed relief kits to them before stopping by Vennala where the relief materials were being packed. He interacted with vibrant student volunteers from Savitribhai Phule Pune University as well as company officers, appreciating the team effort and giving further guidance.

The visit concluded after a review with the core team of the Helpline Centre set up at the Sales Unit in Kochi. He emphasised ACC’s commitment towards rebuilding a new Kerala and the need to plan a long-term strategy .