Thursday, 21 October 2021 03:32 GMT

QRCS volunteers were present at all distribution points throughout Eid days


(MENAFN- The Peninsula) Doha: The Volunteering and Local Development Department at Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS), has supported the Adahi Project, co-implemented by QRCS and Widam Food Company, during the Eid Al Adha successfully, and attained its goal of reaching out to as many beneficiaries as possible.

Executive Director of Volunteering and Local Development at QRCS, Muna Fadel Al Sulaitis said that the project provided food aid for the vulnerable families and groups, with the aims of achieving food security, establishing a glorious act of worship in Islam, making it easier for Muslims to offer the ritual sacrifice during the Eid Al Adha, engaging individual and institutional donors in the promotion of social solidarity, and ensuring the delivery of charity to those eligible.

“We designed a well-organised scheme to distribute the food aid under the applicable preventive measures. Together with our partner, we could distribute a total of 500 heads of sheep to 750 vulnerable families registered with QRCS’s seasonal assistance program, in addition to 711 families, or 3,555 persons, as indirect beneficiaries,” said Al Sulaiti.

“As usual every year, Widam played an essential role in the success of the Adahi Project. They provided the heads of sheep purchased by the donors via different means of donation. Then, they slaughtered the animals within the ritually designated timeframe. The meat was divided into rations, packaged as per health requirements, and handed over to the beneficiaries at two locations: Umm Salal Central Slaughterhouse and Al Wakra Central Slaughterhouse,” she added.

Regarding the efforts of volunteers who took part in the execution of the Adahi Project, Al Sulaiti said that 23 volunteers were present at all distribution points throughout the days of Eid, to organise the distribution process.

SMSes were sent to the beneficiaries registered with the system on the second day of Eid, with a different code for each beneficiary. The preventive measures were observed by applying the drive-through mechanism. Two lanes were assigned for car entry, after checking for the receipt SMS.

Also, plastic bags were used for handling the ID cards of beneficiaries, to avoid direct contact.

The volunteer in charge receives the beneficiary’s ID card in a plastic bag and checks their personal number and code (yellow for half of Udhiyah and red for whole Udhiyah) at the registration gate.

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