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Alwaleed Foundation gifts 1,000 cars to flood victims

The 2009 Jeddah floods killed 127 and left about 10,000 people homeless

Alwaleed Foundation gifts 1,000 cars to flood victims
The Alwaleed Foundation is also helping victims of the 2009 tragedy to rebuild their homes

The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation has donated 1,000
cars to victims of a 2009 flood in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, that claimed 127
lives.

The foundation is “committed to any charitable and
humanitarian cause in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” billionaire Prince Alwaleed
Bin Talal said at a ceremony in Jeddah honouring the victims on Monday.

The foundation, with other charitable organizations, is
helping flood victims rebuild their homes and said it has provided up to 10,000
household relief items.

“The people of Jeddah are very dear to our hearts, and their
support” by the foundation “is a duty,” the prince said.

The Saudi Civil Defense Department estimated damage from the
2009 flood at SR2bn.

In April, the Interior Ministry said more than 300 people
and 30 companies were being investigated as part of a probe into the alleged
embezzlement of funds set aside for Jeddah water projects.

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Taleb Amer 9 years ago

Prince Alwaleed never stops to amaze every body, we need such highly motivated people like him. We have high hopes to see The Prince's role take shape not only in Saudia Arabia but in the Middle East as well. Excellent gestures like this are very much appreciated.