Sheng Siong donates S$200,000 to humanitarian causes in Gaza

The fundraiser is taking place from now till May 30, 2021.

Fasiha Nazren | May 23, 2021, 08:57 PM

From May 22 to 30, the Rahmatan Lil Alamin (Blessings to all) Foundation (RLAF) is organising a collection to provide aid in the form of health, relief and social services for communities affected by the recent developments in Gaza.

According to a press release by RLAF, the campaign has surpassed S$800,000 within the first 12 hours.

One major donor was the Sheng Siong Group, who contributed S$200,000 to the sum.

Sheng Siong Group donates S$200,000

Lim handed over the monetary contribution to CEO of RLAF Muhammad Faizal Othman in a cheque handover ceremony at Yusof Ishak Mosque.

The event was witnessed by Singapore's non-resident representative to the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), Hawazi Daipi, and Chief Executive of the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) Esa Masood.

"Sheng Siong has always strived to help the community. So, this sum of money is a way for us to give back and help the people in Palestine," said Lim.

Online donations

The fundraising effort is done in collaboration with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

The foundation said that Palestinian refugees are left to seek shelter at UNRWA schools and other places during the global Covid-19 pandemic with "limited access to water, food, sanitation, and health services".

Members of the public can make their online donations via various platforms, including PayNow, bank transfers, Giving.SG and Muslim.SG, with instructions on how to do so here.

Top image from Muhammad Faizal's Facebook page.