Man donates car to help Gazans




A BAHRAINI has donated his only car to raise funds for a humanitarian campaign supporting Palestinians.

Faisal Abdullateef walked into the Royal Charity Orgainsation’s (RCO) Seef office yesterday and handed over the keys to his 2007 Chevrolet Cruze.

RCO secretary general Dr Mustafa Al Sayed told the GDN he was touched by the generosity of Mr Abdullateef, who works at Bahrain Livestock Company.

“The person who donated his car is not a rich person, but a shift worker at Bahrain Livestock and it was his genuine feeling for the suffering of people in Gaza which made him do that,” he said.

Dr Al Sayed said when I hesitated to receive the car, the man said: “Gaza children are bleeding. I am so sad. Please take it because it will make me happy”.

“I respect him for this gesture and I am also impressed with the number of children and youngsters who gave away their savings at the Bahrain City Centre and Seef Mall campaign stations.

“The campaign is gaining momentum and we are receiving enquiries from major companies and businessmen and within the next week we hope to secure useful support as expected.”

The campaign, which was launched on Friday, has already recorded more than $500,000 from its two stations in Bahrain City Centre and Seef Mall.

Two additional stations have also been opened at Oasis Mall outlets in Riffa and Muharraq.

“On Sunday we collected more than $24,000 and further updates will be available after two days,” said a campaign spokesman.

His Majesty King Hamad earlier announced a donation of $5 million for the support of Palestinians and had also called for the formation of the National Committee for Solidarity with Palestine People in Gaza Strip, headed by Dr Al Sayed.

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