Kuwait, 09 August 2020: Alghanim Industries is proud to partner with the Kuwait Red Crescent Society in their #WithYouLebanon relief campaign. The society launched the campaign to provide humanitarian aid for the people of Lebanon following the explosion in Beirut’s port earlier this week, which tragically resulted in the deaths of tens of people, injured thousands more, and caused a wave of destruction to impact the city. Kutayba Y. Alghanim, the Executive Chairman of Alghanim Industries announced that the company would once again partner with the Kuwait Red Crescent Society to provide support, which would include the provision of medical supplies, medication, wheelchairs, infant formula, as well as shelter construction supplies, all of which will be airlifted to Lebanon in cooperation with the Embassy of Lebanon in Kuwait.
The campaign is testament to the long-standing, historic relationship between the Lebanese and Kuwaiti peoples, and Kutayba Y. Alghanim spoke to the pioneering role the Kuwaiti Red Crescent Society has played in providing humanitarian relief on a regional and global basis, which in turn reflects the spirit of giving and humanitarian solidarity that is part of the Kuwaiti identity. He added, “The recent tragedy which has befallen the Lebanese people has deeply affected us in Kuwait, and we are all eager to help and support in any way possible. We will never forget how Lebanon bravely and willingly came to our aid, and supported our beloved country, when Kuwait was invaded 30 years ago. We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and pray for a speedy recovery to the countless injured. It is my hope that the people of Lebanon can rise back from this tragedy as soon as possible, and we stand by them to provide whatever is needed.”
Dr. Hilal Al Sayer, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kuwait Red Crescent Society, commended Alghanim Industries’ unfailing support for the society’s humanitarian efforts, particularly Kutayba Y. Alghanim’s personal support which has made a marked impact in fulfilling the needs of the #WithYouLebanon campaign. He also underlined that the momentum behind the campaign stems from the feelings of solidarity and empathy of the people of Kuwait towards their Lebanese neighbors, expressing his overall gratitude to all donors and partners who have supported the society, particularly as the Government and people of Kuwait have always stood by the people of Lebanon. Dr. Hilal Al Sayer reiterated his call to the citizens, residents, business owners, and the private sector to donate and support the Lebanese people in their time of need, in the hopes of bringing a smile back to the faces of their children.
This article was published on Aug 10, 2020