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QRCS volunteers hold charity visits distribute Iftar meals
Since the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, the volunteers of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) have been working hard to serve society members, with a series of visits to different locations, as well as distribution of Iftar meals to those present at the time of Maghreb, with an average of 1,000 per day. There are 13 visits on the schedule, involving 20-30 volunteers of QRCS. Some organizations take part in the program, including the General Administration of Traffic, Soul Riders Qatar, and other youth groups. Among the locations to be visited are Katara Cultural Village, Souq Waqif, Souq Al-Wakra, Al-Khor. Some services institutions that work 24/7 are also included, such as the General Directorate of Civil Defense, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Qatar Rehabilitation Institute (QRI), Al-Wakra Hospital, and the General Administration of Traffic. A group Iftar banquet was held for seniors at the Center for Empowerment and Elderly Care (Ehsan). Under the Joy Box initiative, Eid gifts will be distributed to children. Students will be engaged in distributing the Iftar meals, under the Young Volunteer program. The Garangao was celebrated at a primary school, in cooperation with the Orphan Care Center (Dreama). In a statement, Ahmed A. Al-Khulaifi, Head of Volunteers Section at QRCS, said, “Such charity visits are a good tradition of QRCS, as part of its sociopsychological support programs for vulnerable groups such as patients, older persons, and orphans. It is a thank-you message for the workers who dedicate themselves to their jobs. Only with their efforts can we live normally. We do care for everyone in this country”. Mr. Al-Khulaifi praised the great efforts exerted by the volunteers in carrying our QRCS’s different social programs. “This is particularly evident during the holy month of Ramadan, when they perform many tasks such as managing Ramadan Iftar tents, making visits to hospitals and services organizations, distributing Iftar meals on the run and at sightseeing locations, and receiving the seekers of Ramadan and seasonal assistance.