Blankets hung on Riyadh trees to warm the needy

Blankets hung on Riyadh trees to warm the needy
Blankets hanging on trees in Riyadh.
Updated 17 December 2017

Blankets hung on Riyadh trees to warm the needy

Blankets hung on Riyadh trees to warm the needy

JEDDAH: As weather experts predict that this winter will be one of the harshest for Riyadh in years, some residents of a neighborhood in the capital are helping those in need.
A video has gone viral on Twitter showing pictures of blankets hanging on trees in Al-Rayyan district for those in need to keep warm.
Sultan Al-Mousa, who tweeted the video, said he hopes it will encourage more such initiatives. 
But as the neighborhood is considered well-off, there has been criticism that the gesture could have had a bigger impact in poverty-stricken areas such as Al-Oud, Al-Bathaa and Manfooha.
“The idea of the initiative should be commemorated, but the placement of the blankets was ill-advised since Al-Rayyan is inhabited by middle-class citizens,” said Riyadh resident Um Yazan. 
“The gesture is noble, but there should’ve been some thought beforehand.”