GE employees inspired to give generously this Ramadan
Earlier this year, King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in Saudi Arabia unveiled a SR500 billion (US$133 billion) social spending package that included a cost-of-living bonus for government workers, allowances for the unemployed, an increase in housing loans and a boost in health spending.
In addition, His Majesty announced specific decrees for the welfare of Saudi society that included a one-time cash payment of two months salary to government employees. In line with the Government, GE in Saudi Arabia decided to grant all its employees two month’s bonus salary.
As a result of this, GE employees in Saudi Arabia decided to contribute a percentage of their salaries to make a difference to the community they work in by supporting the Disabled Children Association as a good will gesture.
As a result US$36,500 was presented to the Disabled Children Association in the beginning of Ramadan on behalf of Saudi GE employees by Walid Abukhaled, President and CEO of GE in Saudi Arabia and the Business Leaders.
This initiative was part of the GE Volunteers program where GE employees volunteer more than 1 million hours of community service every year. Today globally there are more than 140 GE Volunteer councils in more than 42 countries that are responsible for mobilizing volunteers. Do check out our website to see how GE employees around the world are making a difference.