BUSINESS

S-Oil CEO delivers Chuseok holiday gifts to neighbors

By Shim Woo-hyun
  • Published : Sept 20, 2017 - 14:57
  • Updated : Sept 20, 2017 - 14:57
S-Oil CEO Othman Al-Ghamdi on Wednesday held the company‘s annual charity event to support the underprivileged on the occasion of Chuseok, the company said Wednesday.

The CEO and some 100 S-Oil employees made Songpyeon, Korea’s traditional half moon-shaped rice cake served during Chuseok holiday season, and offered them along with groceries and daily necessities to 800 low-income households in the Mapo area, the company said. The country celebrates Chuseok on Oct. 4 this year. 

S-Oil CEO Othman Al-Ghamdi (left) delivers a gift package to a resident. (S-Oil)

“I understand that Chuseok is a meaningful national holiday that people share their foods and celebrate thanksgiving,“ said Othman Al-Ghamdi. ”We hope our small gifts to help to those people who have to spend the holiday alone,“ he added.

S-Oil has been holding the Songpyeon sharing charity event since 2007. The company also annually gives away coal briquettes to the low-income households that are in short of fuels sources to heat themselves, it said.

By Shim Woo-hyun (ws@heraldcorp.com)