Muscat – Continuing to lend a helping hand to Syria and Turkey, Oman Charitable Organization (OCO) has raised US$100,000 through Jindal Shadeed Iron and Steel. The funds are earmarked to help rebuild homes in the areas devastated by the earthquake that hit struck countries earlier in the year.
“During this month of giving, we are proud to be joining hands with one of Oman’s leading steel players to help make a bigger difference in supporting Syria and Turkey during Ramadan and Eid,” said Badr al Zaabi, CEO of OCO.
Harssha Shetty, CEO of Jindal Shadeed, commented, “Our hearts go out to our brothers and sisters in Syria and Turkey during the holy month of Ramadan, when families come together. There are hundreds of thousands of people who are still living in very harsh conditions, with limited space in shelters and food and clean water sparse. Working with OCO, we hope to bring attention back to Syria and Turkey during Ramadan and help them in their noble cause.”
Over the past months since the earthquake, OCO has raised a considerable amount which has gone towards providing essentials to those displaced following the disaster, ranging from non-perishable food items to clothes and blankets. Plans are now underway to support the rebuilding of homes and neighbourhoods.
Jindal Shadeed accounts for 1.5 per cent of Oman’s GDP.