Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is going on with its Ramadan Campaign 1441 A.H., under the slogan of “It is Better and Greater in Reward”, which has been widely received by the public, the media, newspapers, social media, and websites.
This year, the Ramadan Iftar project involves the distribution of food baskets and fresh meals, instead of the traditional Ramadan Iftar tents. All health precautions are taken to prevent gatherings, as part of QRCS’s largescale work to control Coronavirus (COVID-19), particularly at quarantine facilities and highly populated districts.
The distributions of Iftar meals covers 15 main locations, including Fereej Bin Mahmoud, Najma, Abu Hamour, Ain Khaled, Fereej Al-Manaseer, Al-Khor, Al-Wakra, Industrial Area, Mekaines quarantine facility, Al-Dhakhira, and Al-Sailiya.
Around 800 female volunteers and 400 male volunteers are engaged in the distribution of readymade Iftar meals, driven by a spirit of social responsibility among the youth in the face of Coronavirus crisis.
So far, over 55,000 Iftar meals were given to beneficiaries across the country. The meals are sealed well and distributed in a safe manner. Masks and gloves are used throughout the phases of implementation, from the preparation of food to handover.
These activities are generously supported by many benevolent donors in Qatar, some of whom donate the cost of implementation in whole districts. For example, one donor paid for 36,000 Iftar meals to be distributed to the inhabitants of the Industrial Area. Hundreds of fresh meals are also donated by restaurants and catering enterprises for the Ramadan Iftar project.
QRCS welcomes in-kind donations through the mobile number 55884707. The donated readymade meals would be distributed to the beneficiaries in a manner that ensures both quality and safety.
QRCS’s Humanitarian Services Fund meets the needs of the vulnerable families negatively affected by the Coronavirus lockdown. A total of 27,500 food baskets are made available to the eligible families through the branches of LuLu Hypermarket.
Examples of other Ramadan food assistance projects conducted by QRCS include Ramadan Meera, Clothe and Feed Them, and Double Reward. These projects are intended to meet the increasing demand for food items, especially amid the persistent Coronavirus pandemic.
To apply for food assistance, the needy families can call the hotline 16002, Sunday through Thursday, 8:00-11:00 a.m.
As per the work progress reports, QRCS has achieved 80%, or QR 9 million, of its overall fundraising target of QR 12 million. Individual and institutional donors are urged to give to charity, in order to enable QRCS to implement more social welfare projects, such as Eid Clothing, an important source of help for the vulnerable families.
A Secret Charity scheme is launched by QRCS to allow donation to charitable activities by deductions from mobile bill on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. You can donate QR 1 per day to the Dig a Well project (send “1” to 92496) QR 5 per day to the Treat a Patient project (send “5” to 92496), QR 25 per week to the Provide Food project (send “25” to 92496), QR 50 per month to the Relieve a Person in Distress (send “50” to 92496), or QR 100 per month to the Support Livelihood project (send “100” to 92496).
On QRCS’s mobile app, you can visit the page https://app.qrcs.org.qa/sc/, select a language, select a project to donate to, select the deduction system, and them press Confirm.
Other means of donation are online (www.qrcs.org.qa), short code page (app.qrcs.org.qa/cov); bank transfer via QIIB (IBAN: QA66QIIB000000001111126666003); donor service hotline (66666364); home donation pickup (33998898); QRCS headquarters (Corniche); Training and Development Center (Umm Al-Seneem); and donation collection points at Al-Meera, Carrefour, and LuLu Hypermarket.