GE Volunteers in Kuwait: Blood Drives, Beach Cleanups, Blanket Collections and More
Last month at the GE Kuwait Technology Center, a lot of blood was drawn, but all for a good cause – the Kuwait Central Blood Bank. Nearly 30 GE employees participated in the blood drive, the latest in a series of community service activities in the country.
Next month, GE Volunteers in Kuwait will organize a food collection drive in support of Syrian refugees. It follows a similar collection initiative a year earlier, when more than 100 employees of GE and Baker Hughes, a GE company, collected non-perishable food and blankets to support the Kuwait Red Crescent Society efforts to help elderly Kuwaitis and other less privileged members of the community.
Over the past few years, GE Volunteers in Kuwait have been active in a number of other areas to support the local community, including beach cleanups and other environmental programs.
In honor of Earth Day last year, GE organized a series of activities involving employees of GE and its customer at the Sabiya Power Station. They included a cleanup and water-leaks identification activity across the huge power plant complex. There also was a tree-planting.
As well, GE employees from the Sabiya plant visited a elementary school, where they hosted environmental awareness activities and competitions, including an Earth Day poster competition.
Other activities in prior years include an engineering competition for university students, serving as mentors for entrepreneurship programs, supporting local healthcare training and awareness initiatives in areas such as breast cancer and other non-communicable diseases, and additional beach and public park cleanups.
“GE has been part of life in Kuwait for nearly 45 years, supporting the nation’s economic growth and development. During that time, we also have been a proud and committed supporter of the Kuwaiti communities in which we operate. From the environment to Kuwaiti youth to helping those in need, GE Volunteers in Kuwait have been making a real difference to the country and society,” said, GE Kuwait Volunteers Leader