As salaamu ‘alaikum. This is an old article, but it shows the ongoing generosity of the Muslims…….
09 Oct 2004
Over three hundred housing units built for poor families
Jeddah, 9th October 2004
Over three hundred housing units established by the Women’s Committee for Social and Humanitarian Services will be given to the poor on the first day of Ramadhaan, Committee Chairwoman Princess Sarah bint Abdul Mohsen Al-Anqari announced yesterday.
The Committee has established 256 housing units in Tufail village and 50 units in Rabigh, which will be furnished at no cost to the poor families. The charity intends to establish 44 additional housing units in Tufail and 50 in Rabigh, according to a report published today by Arab News.
Princess Sarah lauded Governor of Makkah Region Prince Abdul-Majeed bin Abdul Aziz and businessmen and women for their generous support of the Committee’s charitable projects. “We have spent SR127 million in under four years on social, medical, housing and other projects,” she said. She described the housing project as a great cultural and developmental achievement.
The project includes a masjid, two schools for boys and girls, a health centre, a vocational training centre and a school for Quran recitation and memorization, and has been provided with water, electricity and roads.
“A presentation on the charitable housing projects will be set up at the fifth annual exhibition for family requirements, organized by the Committee,” the Princess said. Prince Abdul Majeed will open the exhibition on 20 October at the Jeddah International Exhibition Centre. A charity bazaar run by the Women’s Charitable Society will be held at the exhibition, which is to continue throughout Ramadhaan.
Highlighting the Committee’s achievements, Princess Sarah noted the establishment of the 85-bed King Abdul Aziz Kidney Centre in Taif at a cost of SR20 million. The Centre opened last year. “We have also provided financial assistance worth SR13 million to public hospitals in the region to help them acquire modern medical equipment,” she said. The Committee purchased two buildings at a cost of SR2.5 million to provide accommodation for several poor families in Makkah. It has awarded a total of SR17 million to five charitable women’s societies, including the Disabled Children Association, and extended financial assistance totalling SR2.5 million among needy families.
Princess Sarah estimated the value of new charitable projects planned by the Committee at SR60 million. They include a 100-bed recovery hospital in Jeddah to take care of patients suffering from chronic diseases and the elderly. The Health Ministry will provide the hospital with the necessary equipment, she said. A first-aid centre along the Jeddah-Makkah Expressway and new housing units in Tufail and Rabigh are among other projects underway.
The Princess commended the generosity of Saudi citizens in contributing to the charity and thereby assisting the less fortunate in society. “I particularly thank the business community for their valuable contributions to our charitable projects,” she said.