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Mutaz Sammour a Jordanian "Christian" is distributing dates and water to those fasting in Ramadan.
Photos: Mutaz Sammour a Jordanian"Christian" is distributing dates, water and homemade cooked meals to those fasting in Ramadan.
Last week, with the beginning of The Holy Month of Ramadan, a young Jordanian Christian Mutaz Ziad Sammour, leaves his home in Tla'a Al-Ali (a vicinity in Western Amman) daily before the time of Maghrib (sunset) prayer, bringing along with him pre-packaged dates and water to distribute to drivers on traffic lights for Iftar time. Sammour spares no effort to draw a smile on the faces of the poor children he encounters in the area, and does not leave a man in the hour of need at Iftar time. Mutaz Sammour a young Jordanian Christian resembles a bright picture showing religious co-existence in the kingdom of Jordan.
With the aid of many friends, family and fellow college students, Mutaz Sammour had created an initiative to reach out to the poor and needy via his campaign "Blessings from Good People to Good People" " فيكم خير لاهل الخير".
Mutaz's efforts coupled with the support he's receiving through his neighborhood, family, friends and Facebook contacts, he's now able to reach out to poor families as well as orphaned children. He had broadened his initiative from dates and water to include a whole homemade cooked meal. The meals are prepared at home by his mother, then equally divided and packaged then sealed and readied for distribution on the same day. The meals consist of (Dates, Water, Juice, Rice, Chicken, Plain Yogurt, and a candy bar for dessert).
After his campaign had reached Al-Wehdat refugee camp, where he visited the poor and distributed meals and their needs of staple foods, Sammour's efforts were met with great anticipation and excitement from the public and local broadcasting media. He was mentioned in local newspapers, online news media as well as being hosted on local radio talk shows.
On Friday, July 11th, 2014 Mutaz Sammour is planning to feed five-hundred orphaned children at Iftar time in Al-Hashmi (a vicinity in Northern / Eastern Amman). Mutaz initial plan was to feed and clothe two-hundred orphans, but with the increasing support he's receiving from the public, he was able to reach more than double.
Sammour will continue his campaign throughout The Holy Month of Ramadan, bringing Christians and Muslims closer to help each other, and states:
"We are going to eliminate poverty,
And not through a senator, or a minister or a senior political figure.
We are going to eliminate poverty by helping each other,
From a simple man to a simple man, from a brother to a brother."
If you know anyone who'd like to help Mutaz expand his initiative, here is his contact information,
Mobile : +962-79-606-5052
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/mutaz.sammour