Over 2,000 volunteers team up to clean Jeddah shores
About 55 volunteering teams comprising as many as 2,030 young men and women have started cleaning the Jeddah shores to keep them clean for the visitors and residents, according to a local daily Al-Madina reports Saudi Gazette. The teams, organising themselves under the slogan “For the sake of the eyes of Jeddah” said their final objective was to keep the pride of the Red Sea as a tourist attraction.
In addition to the volunteers, the teams comprise representatives from the General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection, the College of Meteorology at King Abdulaziz University, the Border Guards and other concerned departments. Col. Ahmed Misfir AlGhamdi, chairman of the maritime safety at the Border Guard, said the initiative was a clear message to all the visitors and the residents to keep their city clean. “The activity is a reflection of the deep societal awareness to keep the shores of Jeddah clean for the tourists and picnickers,” he said. Hattan bin Hashim Hamoudah, leader of the volunteering team, said this was the sixth activity aimed at spreading the cleanliness culture among people.