350,000 Abu Dhabi residents benefit from Ramadan charity
Abu Dhabi - More than 11 million meals were delivered to 300,000 workers across 35 complexes across Abu Dhabi.
More than 350,000 people in Abu Dhabi have benefited from the 'Together We Are Good' programme, initiated by the Authority of Social Contribution (Ma'an), during the holy month of Ramadan.
More than 11 million meals were delivered to 300,000 workers across 35 complexes across Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafrah during Ramadan through the initiative. In addition, in partnership with Abu Dhabi Social Support Authority, 4,700 food baskets including rice, pasta, dates, beans, tea, jam and noodles, were distributed among 22,000 people.
The initiative has supported hundreds of thousands of people and made a real difference during the current economic and health situation. Ma'an has empowered people to live a more dignified life and I am extremely grateful to everyone that contributed and volunteered to make this programme an overwhelming success," said Dr Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, chairman of the Department of Community Development.
Salama Al Ameemi, director-general of Ma'an, said: "Ramadan has always been a period to reflect our traditional values and give back in any way we can. Through the generosity of Abu Dhabi's community, we have made a positive difference to people's lives and I would like to say 'thank you' to everyone that has contributed."
The authority said it received millions of dirhams in funds, thousands of in-kind contributions with more than 20,000 contributors pledging support. A total of 5,552 volunteers offered their time in a gesture of community solidarity to help those in need.
"Through this wide range of contributions, the programme has provided health, food, education and basic needs support to affected residents across the Emirate in collaboration with some of Abu Dhabi's leading private and public entities," the Abu Dhabi Media Office said on Twitter.