Doha: Qatar Museums (QM) has announced a campaign named ‘Be Their Hope’, encouraging staff, visitors, and sponsors, to participate in donating items to help survivors of the recent devastating earthquakes in Syria and Turkiye.
In partnership with Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS), QM volunteers and partners will begin accepting donations at the staff parking at Museum of Islamic Art and National Museum of Qatar between 9am and 7pm on Wednesday and Thursday.
Qatar Red Crescent is calling for urgently required supplies, which include canned foodstuffs with an expiry date of at least six months (powdered milk and canned goods). Clothes and blankets (only new items will be accepted). Hygiene products (diapers in sizes suitable for children and elderly, sanitisers and surgical gloves). First aid supplies (antiseptic spray, bandages and dressings, safety pins, sterilising wipes, adhesive tape, foil blankets, etc.). Toys of any kind.
Donations can be made at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) and National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ).
The donation point for MIA is situated in staff parking beneath the bridge. The donation point at NMoQ is based in the staff parking area. Boxes of donations should carry a detailed inventory of contents.
Ali bin Hassan Al Hammadi, Secretary-General of Qatar Red Crescent commenting on the campaign, said: “At Qatar Red Crescent, we are dedicated to providing aid and support to those in need, especially during times of crisis.
“We are proud to partner with Qatar Museums in this donation campaign for the earthquake survivors in Syria and Turkiye and are grateful for the community’s support in making a difference in the lives of those affected.”
Chief Executive officer of QM Ahmad Al Namla added: “In these trying times, it is our duty to come together and support those affected by the earthquakes in Syria and Turkiye.
“At Qatar Museums, we believe in the power of community, and by launching this donation campaign in partnership with Qatar Red Crescent, we look forward to encouraging people to join forces and contribute anything they can to provide crucial support for those who are most in need.”
In addition to their commitment to preserving, restoring, and expanding Qatar’s cultural offerings, Qatar Museums endeavour to aid those affected by disasters, and urges everyone to join them in making a difference in the lives of those affected by donating whatever they can.