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MENAFN - Arab News - 23/12/2013
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(MENAFN - Arab News) Under a special program to help families in distress, Charity Warehouse in Jeddah has paid yearly rent of a family of seven members which was under eviction threat as the disabled head of the family could not pay the SR14,000 rent.

The charity organization came to the aid of the family residing in the Al-Sabil district after the Makkah branch office of the Ministry of Social Affairs informed the organization about the case of the family. Field investigations into the family's circumstances revealed that the head of the family was suffering from hearing difficulties and his daughter was mentally retarded. The investigators also learned that the family's sole income was the social insurance pension.

"Emergency aid to the family is given on the recommendations of an emergency investigations committee. Assistance in such cases is provided under an emergency distress assistance scheme which aims at quick action to save families that experience extremely difficult situations," director general of the charity establishment Faisal Al-Hameed told Arab News.

The establishment makes payments on teller machines. Data on beneficiaries are updated periodically while investigators make precise evaluation of the condition of each beneficiary family and its eligibility for the continued emergency assistance, Al-Hameed said.

Charity Warehouse's investigators operate in seven centers in Jeddah.

He said aid programs of the Warehouse are executed with the support of wealthy philanthropists.

The establishment has built up a strategic partnership with private and public sectors and strives to ease the burden of the poor and help rehabilitate them.


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