(MENAFN- The Peninsula) QNA
Doha: A donation drive to support victims of the earthquake in Turkiye and Syria has been launched at Qatar Foundation, in cooperation with Qatar Charity, with people from across Qatar playing their part to help those in need.
Members of Qatar's community have donated large amounts of warm clothes, blankets, and food to the donation drive, with volunteers from the Qatar Foundation (QF) community and beyond supporting the collection process.
Nora Al Jaouni, a student at QF partner university Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q), believes that volunteering instills a sense of humanity in people, saying: 'It has been wonderful to see members of the QF community and others come together to prepare the donations and send them to victims of the earthquake.
'And if we do not have much to give, we can give our time to volunteer, which makes this time more valuable. The large quantity of donations indicates the level of awareness among people in Qatar of the importance of donating.'
Adam Khoder, a volunteer at Education City and a student in Turkiye, said images of the aftermath of the disaster 'hurt our hearts, especially considering the extreme cold, and it was necessary to take action'.
'It is impressive to see the large amount of donations, especially winter clothes and foodstuffs,' he said. 'Just thinking that these materials will reach people who desperately need them, and that they will warm them and alleviate their suffering, gives us a feeling of gladness.'
The donation campaign for the victims of the earthquake was launched in Education City last Thursday and collected about 2.5 tons of donations in less than 24 hours.
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