x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Iftar volunteers at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque put in 5,600 hours of work

Volunteers also assisted people with special needs, children and women who visited the mosque.

ABU DHABI // More than 100 volunteers for the Emirates Red Crescent spent 5,600 hours serving iftar meals during Ramadan.

Dr Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, the charity's secretary general, said 137 helpers served guests at its iftar banquets at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque each day. Volunteers also helped worshippers and visitors to the mosque, the state news agency Wam reported.

Volunteers also assisted people with special needs, children and women who visited the mosque.

Female volunteers also accompanied orphans to iftars sponsored by local companies. The charity helps more than 3,000 orphans in the country.

The organisation stressed that it monitored all volunteers and made several visits to the Grand Mosque to ensure everything ran smoothly.

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