BD21m raised to support Bahrain's Covid-19 fight

MANAMA: A whopping BD20 million was raised in less than 24 hours in support of the national fight to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

Bahrain came together yesterday to raise funds for the ‘Feena Khair’ (There is Good in Us) national campaign, launched earlier this week by Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa in aid of the government’s efforts to combat Covid-19.

Shaikh Nasser, who is His Majesty King Hamad’s representative for humanitarian work and youth affairs, Royal Humanitarian Foundation (RHF) board of trustees chairman, National Security Adviser and Supreme Council for Youth and Sport chairman, was among the first to join the campaign by personally contributing BD1m.

Banking institutions, family businesses, private corporations, telecom providers, the National Assembly and government-owned companies generously contributed yesterday during an online drive launched by RHF.

The foundation said the fundraising drive aims to mitigate the economic impact of Covid-19 on individuals and businesses affected by the pandemic.

More than BD1m was yesterday raised from contributions by Bahraini citizens, who joined the national fight against the coronavirus.

While the largest contribution was made by the National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) at BD3.8m, Batelco donated BD3.5m, Alba BD3.5m and Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK) BD3m.

The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry previously donated BD1.5m towards the campaign and yesterday added BD300,000 along with providing its former premises for use by the Covid-19 task force.

The GDN yesterday reported that cash, food, medical equipment and logistical needs can be donated to the campaign.

RHF secretary general Dr Mustafa Al Sayed said the fundraising campaign was an extension to the wide range of measures taken by the government including the financial stimulus package to help the private sector and individuals overcome this unprecedented crisis.

Businesses and individuals can donate by visiting or by bank transfer to the National Bank of Bahrain – Account Name: MOFNE The National Effort to Combat the Coronavirus Covid 19, IBAN: BH66NBOB00000082109370.

The list of donors:

1. Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa – BD1m

2. Bahraini citizens – more than BD1m

3. National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) – BD3.8m

4. Batelco – BD3.5m

5. Alba – BD3.5m

6. Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK) – BD3m

7. Gulf International Bank (GIB) – $2m (BD755,310.68)

8. Investcorp – $1,000,000 (BD377,577.20)

9. Sico Bank – BD300,000

10. Zakat Fund – BD300,000 and BD175,000 in-kind

11. Bahrain Islamic Bank – BD250,000

12. Benefit – BD200,000

13. Gulf Hotels Group – BD200,000

14. Khaleeji Commercial Bank – BD200,000

15. Kooheji Contractors – BD150,000

16. STC Bahrain – $300,000 (BD113,273.16)

17. Zain – $300,000 (BD113,273.16)

18. LuLu Group International – BD100,000

19. Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) – BD100,000

20. A M Yateem Brothers – BD100,000

21. Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo – BD100,000

22. Ramez Group – BD100,000

23. Yousif Khalil Almoayyed – BD100,000

24. Abdulrahman Rashed Al Bastaki – BD100,000

25. Bahrain Kuwait Insurance Company – BD100,000

26. Parliament – BD100,000

27. Shura Council – BD100,000

28. Bahrain National Insurance – BD80,000

29. Bahrain National Holding – $200,000 (BD75,515.44)

30. EFG AG Bahrain branch – $160,000 (BD60,160)

31. Eshaq Ebrahim Eshaq – BD50,000

32. Ebrahim Khalil Kanoo Group – BD50,000

33. Abdulla Yousif Fakhro and Sons – BD50,000

34. Seef Properties – BD50,000

35. Bahrain Cinema Company – BD50,000

36. Nass Company – BD50,000

37. Al Zamil Group – BD50,000

38. Mohamed Yousuf Najibi Charity Foundation – BD40,000

39. Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment – BD37,600

40. Applied Sciences University – BD30,000

41. Habib Ahmed Qassim and Sons – BD30,000

42. Hassan and Habib Sons of Mahmood Company – BD25,000 and food donations

43. Import Investment Company – BD25,000

44. Lamar Holding – BD25,000

45. Ali Rashid Al Amin Company – BD25,000

46. Esterad – BD25,000

47. Bahrain Car Parks Company – BD20,000

48. Trafco Group – BD20,000

49. United Insurance – BD20,000

50. Ahmed Yousif Al Murbati – BD20,000

51. Takaful International Insurance – BD20,000

52. Sari general trading company – BD20,000

53. Bahrain Society of Engineers – BD10,000 in cash and BD10,000 worth of medical equipment

54. Bahrain Red Crescent Society – BD10,000

55. Talabat – BD10,000

56. Hussain Mohammed Showaiter sweets – BD10,000

57. Saleh Al Saleh Company – BD10,000

58. Mohammed Ali Zainal Abdullah – BD10,000

59. Awal Dairy Company – BD10,000

60. Security Solutions – BD10,000

61. Karami Group – BD10,000

62. Al Ansari Group – BD10,000

63. Shawki Ali Fakhroo and Sons – BD10,000

64. Elames Trading (BD10,000)

65. RB Bahrain (BD10,000)

66. Spectrum Cleaning Company (BD10,000)

67. Al Mahmood Stores (BD5,000)

68. Bahrain Businesswomen Society (BD5,000)

69. Mohammed Jameel bin Mansoor Charity Foundation (BD5,000)

70. Palace Enterprises (BD5,000)

71. Oregon systems (BD5,000)

72. Gulf Securities Company (BD3,500)

73. Hidd Power Company (BD3,000)

(Donations at the time of going to Press)




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