A programme that encourages people to donate and support the Abu Dhabi government’s fight against the spread of the coronavirus was launched on Monday.
The Authority of Social Contribution, or Maan, invited members of the public and businesses to donate to the ‘Together We Are Good’ programme.
It will put collected funds towards medical and educational aid and food supplies and anything else that will benefit the community.
“It is imperative for individuals, the private sector and the civil community to join and support the government’s efforts to ensure that the nation continues to be on the right path to get out of this crisis with minimal losses,” said Dr Mugheer Al Khaili, chairman of the Department of Community Development Abu Dhabi, which launched the programme.
“We are confident that our society, with its diverse and multiple backgrounds, is capable of forming an inspiring model from the UAE to the world in the face of the current health challenges."
People wishing to contribute can send text messages to 6670 (Dh1,000), 6678 (Dh500), 6683 (Dh100) and 6658 (Dh50).
They can also call 8005-MAAN for volunteering and in-kind and financial contributions above Dh1,000, or send messages on WhatsApp to 0543055366.
Transfers can also be made through First Abu Dhabi Bank using the Iban number: AE100351011003988349032.
In-kind contributions should include equipment, buildings, services and time, as well as expert volunteering.
“This is the time for our community to show the strength of our solidarity and unity,” said Salama Al Ameemi, director general of Maan.
"We urge individuals, the private sector and civil society to think about how to contribute with us.
"Support will not be limited, and anyone who believes that they are able to contribute can contact us.
“The social fund is prepared to receive contributions of any size and we will continue to work tirelessly with our government partners to distribute resources based on priorities.
“We are confident of our ability to overcome these difficult circumstances by working together, hand in hand.”
For more information visit maan.gov.ae/.