Donations- work camp drop off point. UPDATE!!

Scarlett
By Scarlett

Alright QLers...everyone's been asking where to drop off donations...

UPDATE!!! Ok..drove by the showroom and there is a car park DIRECTLY next to the dealership that has plenty of parking and room. So...will try and park there, right by the road so you guys can see us.Sorry for the late notice, but hate to disturb the Merc Dealership business...)

Car Park BY the Mercedes showroom on Salwa Rd.
Wednesday, 30/4/08
6:30 PM until 8:30 PM (or 18:30 to 20:30 for those of you with military time)

Speed's mobile number - 660 4594

I only have one small car, so will need people who have SUVs or trucks to help store and transport the items, also. Anyone who wishes to help at the donation point will also be extremely welcome!!

Thank you in advance for all your help and hope to see your shining faces this Wed...

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By Heavy• 12 years 3 months ago.
Heavy

Can you give me the tel number of The International Rep for Nepalese please? Just want to find out some info from him.

Thanks.

Heavy

By anonymous• 12 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

It was amazing to see what could be set up in a couple of days and how much stuff came together to help those poor workers.

However, not to dampen spirits richmand does have valid points

1. Do not distribute any donation or stuff unless managements or workers ask for help

2. If you really wants to help there is thousands of other workers seeking help ( low paid workers, long time not been paid salary, living in poor condition with out health care facility, not provided RP by company , waiting their sponsor in the Doha airport since 3 /4 days) lets say abandoned.

3. Be sure don’t do any thing which will be punishable for you and other well wisher by Qatar Labor law.

4. Think twice doing anything before.

Qatar Charity has a monopol concerning charitable events going on in Qatar, if they don't like what is happening there can be repercussions, especially accepting money which is forbidden.

Point two of his post is very true, and many labourers are living/abandoned in camps with no water and electricity so they do need help, I know, I have seen this and there are other groups doing some work for this but still not enough. These people we can still help if there still clothes/ food donations and resources available.

By SPEED• 12 years 3 months ago.
SPEED

Once again ... Thank you very much for all your support and efforts ! It was a great success .. i saw tears in the eyes of Labourers, i asked one of them why is he in tears !

He said "These are tears of happiness and we can't believe that God has blessed us with so many kind hearted people"

On behlaf of QL I would like to say "Thank You" to the Management of HBK for their full support in this charity casue !

GREAT JOB QLERS !! KEEP IT UP ... GOD BLESS YOU ALL !

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By new_man• 12 years 3 months ago.
new_man

azilana7037 that is me who came at 8:30 sharp, sorry I was so bust since i will go for vaction friday morning insha ALLAH

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By azilana7037• 12 years 3 months ago.
azilana7037

while me and canarybird stayed on as I was waiting for JBH to arrive. AISHA, SABU (I'm not sure) and another guy (forgot his name) came at 8:30pm with their donations.

So, SPEED...if you're reading this...do inform when and where we could drop off some more. i still got a box or two of clothings.

 "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleonor Roosevelt

By dragonfly212• 12 years 3 months ago.
dragonfly212

well, i come i saw and i am blessed to know such beautiful good hearted people here in QL. The donations was too much, we really really done it. Too bad I have to leave early and not be able to go see the labor/victim condition. But am sure they all grateful for all we give them.

Thanks to Speed, PWB, Scarlet, Khanan, Alexa, Novita, Honey, Thexonic, TCOM, Formatted Soul, Maxmo, Stunning Star, Ksarat, Tigasin321, Owen, King Edshel, and am sorry if I forget some names as I am sure after I left more people are coming with more stuff.

Great job guys.. keep the good spirit around. Remember KARMA here.

Everybody is right everybody is wrong it depends where you stand.

By Oryx• 12 years 3 months ago.
Oryx

Why don't these people start a new group...'Twats who plague QL'

the leave the rest of us in peace.

See you soon folks!

By azilana7037• 12 years 3 months ago.
azilana7037

the organizers has everything on it's way smoothly, why do you have to appear and amke it confusing for some of us. I was close of not to go...until I read what SPEED posted...

You aim to help...then keep STILL...

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleonor Roosevelt

By Scarlett• 12 years 3 months ago.
Scarlett

those thoughts were the same ones running through my mind...jealousy perhaps? and yes...got the same pm as you guys did..like we can't read posts....sheesh..can you say fear tactic??

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

--Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

By richmand• 12 years 3 months ago.
richmand

Don’t pass me , i don’t need, give them who need , its only my suggestion, rest of thing your decisions

By novita77• 12 years 3 months ago.
novita77

Scarlett , you received the same PM ??? We should cancel going there tonight. Pass all our donations that we collected to Richmand, he will look after it for us in the name of the workers.

PS : yes ... i was being sarcastic OK?

By Scarlett• 12 years 3 months ago.
Scarlett

please do not send me any more of your emails...I can read the posts perfectly well, thank you very much.

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

--Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

By richmand• 12 years 3 months ago.
richmand

I am not telling not to help them , i will also help but just can’t we wait till company give us permissions to help ?, be sure its sheikh’s company , not other ordinary business mans

I visit with ROTA representative and meet with gm, Project coordinator and couple of workers also but they are working smoothly everything’s going well and under control and workers already moved from there , i am not against to help i am also trying to help that’s why i went with ROTA, they are also very much interested to help workers but if you are helping for them and they are not interested to take any help menace ? you can decide and another hand you have thousand of other small company workers they need your help , its just my suggest rest of thing you will understand yourself soon just wait and watch

If you don’t belie call these people

GM: Eng.Farooq A. Yassin 5523695

Project coordinator :Luke John 5225387

Rota Hazem,(program specialist 5868491

By novita77• 12 years 3 months ago.
novita77

PWB ... my sentiment e x a c t l y ...

By pwb78• 12 years 3 months ago.
pwb78

I got an email from him about his collection. He was so involved and doing good stuff with that safe house but now...a bit odd behavior

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By novita77• 12 years 3 months ago.
novita77

yes he is ... i cant understand it why he is collecting stuffs in the name of fire victim then he asked us not to help them ???

By pwb78• 12 years 3 months ago.
pwb78

Is he the Mitery Kunja guy? And if so is it the same dude who was helping the stranded Nepalese guys?

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By owen• 12 years 3 months ago.
owen

you will know why later pwb.. *mwah*.. i miss the emoticons.. :/

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By novita77• 12 years 3 months ago.
novita77

this richmand been going around collecting donating from expat ladies in the name of fire victim, and now he shout to us QLer not to help them? I wonder what he do wth the stuffs that he collected then?

By pwb78• 12 years 3 months ago.
pwb78

You're quick! Couldn't even hit the edit button fast enough. :)

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By pwb78• 12 years 3 months ago.
pwb78

I guess HBK has to weigh what is better publicity for them - an accidental fire and the community reaching out to their workers or an accidental fire and them turning people away at the gates. Give me a break.

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By owen• 12 years 3 months ago.
owen

pwb78... you meant HBK?.. ;)

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By novita77• 12 years 3 months ago.
novita77

speed ... ignore Richmand comment ... i tell you the story next time i see you in person. You really doing a good job.

By SPEED• 12 years 3 months ago.
SPEED

And they have welcomed us donation!

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By richmand• 12 years 3 months ago.
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richmand

Dear speed, Scarlet and well wisher

Today morning i visit with ROTA representative HBK Power cleaning camp , we spoke with General Manager and Project coordinator , they show the all what happened and where happened and fired aria + he brief us about looses i got these point from them

1. Every things under controlled its small challenge for them.

2. Only 7 cabins were damaged by fire and there were 80 workers rooms was damaged only rest of room under controlled( or ok as usual)

3. Workers are already shifted to the safe camp and working as usual.

4. Only few workers cloths and others items burn .they already give money , cloths and food free since fired.

5. Financial controller is calculating that how much looses by fire even they are keeping record who loosed money and ornaments also.not only that they will give money as worker clamed .

6. They will not accept any help or charity individuals and organization because i wrote before its sheikh’s company not ordinary business man’s company.

7. They are very upset with what happening outside that because of fire some peoples are collecting money ,cloths and food stuffs

8. Managements and worker’s both did not ask for any help.

I humble suggest you guys,

1. Do not distribute any donation or stuff unless managements or workers ask for help

2. If you really wants to help there is thousands of other workers seeking help ( low paid workers, long time not been paid salary, living in poor condition with out health care facility, not provided RP by company , waiting their sponsor in the Doha airport since 3 /4 days) lets say abandoned .

3. Be sure don’t do any thing which will be punishable for you and other well wisher by Qatar Labor law

4. Think twice doing anything before

Other information other more information send me PM.

By pwb78• 12 years 3 months ago.
pwb78

Please do not worry about these men having too much stuff. There are 2 camps, hundreds of men and this stuff will not go to waste!

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By Heavy• 12 years 3 months ago.
Heavy

Speed/Scarlett,

Urgent, I need to talk to you guys.

A friend wrote to me and I quote: "....Just got an e-mail from a friend who is collecting donations at Beverly Hills. She has been in touch with the guy who founded the Mitery Club and he went to the camp last night and said the men had received a lot and were being well looked after......"

I have truck-load of stuff for you and pls respond.

Heavy

By whoami• 12 years 3 months ago.
whoami

Just a reminder that I'm being three cars, one of which is a cruiser (for space)

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By dragonfly212• 12 years 3 months ago.
dragonfly212

you never knows pwb78, arson happened everywhere not to mentioned doha. but yeah... my deep symphaty goes to the labor/victim. Atleast we dont lost people here.

By pwb78• 12 years 3 months ago.
pwb78

I don't think so Mila. It started as a very small fire. The site is a construction site, labor camp and construction dump.

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By dragonfly212• 12 years 3 months ago.
dragonfly212

yes see you all tonite. hope the labor can stay strong. Amen.

Do you think all this is arson??? maybe the company want to sale the land and for another industrial money making??? just a thought???

By SPEED• 12 years 3 months ago.
SPEED

Anyone who can bring plastic shopping bags (super size) as we have seen in carrefoure/ Giant ??

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By anonymous• 12 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

what we will need is plastic bags to sort the things into packages, I hope you will manage to hand all things over to the labourers.

By DaRuDe• 12 years 3 months ago.
DaRuDe

 great initiative

 

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By anonymous• 12 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
anonymous

I have just called about the pick-up they will try to bring it around 8.30 /20.30 this evening.

By SPEED• 12 years 3 months ago.
SPEED

Great work ... Thank you for sparing few hours from your busy life ! Am sure God will reward you and your family for your good deeds.

Despite the hot weather you went and stood hours to collect the donations!

Qlers .. Thumbs up for pwb78 ! Well done.

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By pwb78• 12 years 3 months ago.
pwb78

Hi Everyone -

We did pretty good this morning for such short notice. Had some Expatwoman ladies come out and we got a lot of stuff. Toiletry items, towels, flip flops, pillows and clothes. Thanks a lot ladies!

Hope to see more tonight!

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By owen• 12 years 3 months ago.
owen

check your PM buddy..

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By SPEED• 12 years 3 months ago.
SPEED

Yes i will buy these items from Friday market and from Najma Market on Thursday and Friday ! this weekend I have reserved for them only !

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By SPEED• 12 years 3 months ago.
SPEED

leave some clothes for your hubby !! this is not a revenge time ;-)

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By anonymous• 12 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

We need tooth brushes and toothpaste as well as soap and razors for the men. thanks

By anonymous• 12 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

Ok

By honey• 12 years 3 months ago.
honey

good morning all the good hearted people..So happy to see so many people willing to help the victim. Sorry speed i post late..i dont have cabel in d house for connection, hubby using it most of the time.

I'll come tonight bring hubby clothes..ehehehe he allowed that already..

By anonymous• 12 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

The International Representative for all Nepalese working abroad will also come to the meeting place this evening, he is my neighbour and I already donated things to him for the last fire.

I have to thank all the people in my department who donated a First Kit for the survivors which I will put together again today and bring in the evening.

One Kit costs about QR 50,--

I have offers of food for the coming weeks but until we know what is really happening I have declined>

By SPEED• 12 years 3 months ago.
SPEED

It's ok but i confirmed in one of my post that we need your help ! Also i mentioned that we need pickup from 630pm to 10pm ... you might have missed my post !

If any problem you face please let me know so that i can do something about it !

Pls confirm thru PM so that i may not miss !

Thanks and see you today at 6:30pm.

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By anonymous• 12 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

I did not organise the pick up, because I was of the opinion you did not need my help.I will make calls just now and get it for 8.30 if possible. I organised a lamp for you to walk around this evening

owen

I will come and help it would be good if donations would be sorted into clothes and sheets/pillow cases towels etc. I have organised my own donations and those from my colleagues into survival kits containing

pillow/sheet/pillowcase/towel/tooth paste/brush/soap/coffee cup/razor.

what we need are matrasses.

By owen• 12 years 3 months ago.
owen

canarybird.. if we will have lots of people coming tonight who would be willing to organize/sort the stuffs then i guess we would finish in time.. :)

speed..i will try to be there by 6PM as i need to pick up some more from our friends houses..its either i will will drop the stuffs to the site and move again to pick up some more.. we will see, one thing would be definite: i and some filipino friends will be there.. :)

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By SPEED• 12 years 3 months ago.
SPEED

Good Morning !

Inshah'Allah we will meet at 6:00PM today, please try to come by 6:00pm so that we can arrange things in order to receive donations in proper way.

Owen, Well done job. Filipino Group is really great! God bless you all...

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By SPEED• 12 years 3 months ago.
SPEED

Good Morning !

What time pickup will arrive today ? Pls. confirm.. Thanks

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By anonymous• 12 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

Good Morning Owen,

You have two hours to organise your stuff, I did this last night and many said tomorrow and again they said tomorrow.

By owen• 12 years 3 months ago.
owen

thanks to our filipino friends who were willingly and gladly extending their help (in their own simple way) for these guys.. :) really appreaciate them coming there late night and again tonight to give more of what they can provide.. :)

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By Scarlett• 12 years 3 months ago.
Scarlett

The fillipino group is always such a help in whatever needs to be done.

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

--Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

By owen• 12 years 3 months ago.
owen

we organize our own donation spot last night at Al Sadd... we have like 2 cars now filled with stuffs from our Filipino members (and will pick up more after office hours).. we will try to organize/seggregate them later tonight as we lack time to do those last night.. went home around 11:30 :)

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By Scarlett• 12 years 3 months ago.
Scarlett

thank you to all of you that are offering to help, donate, and drop off...and a thank you to those that perhaps can't donate, but are offering up prayers for the people who lost everything.

I agree that the merc dealership will be a bit of a bugger to get to with construction and traffic, however, it would only confuse folks if we switched now...This is what I get for not knowing Doha well enough to put a place that's traffic free!!

Thank you all again...don't forget..there are TWO drop off sites with different times...check the thread header..and hope to see you all at one or the other..or BOTH!!

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

--Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

By new_man• 12 years 3 months ago.
new_man

I will travel friday so i am little busy but I want to share I will buy some staff, but If i can give money may be it will be easy for me

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By casanova• 12 years 3 months ago.
casanova

I'll be there in the evening ....

 

 

Pure Love...

By pwb78• 12 years 3 months ago.
pwb78

You know I didn't even think of that but how funny would that have been!

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By SPEED• 12 years 3 months ago.
SPEED

you should have collected the items from them at the same time ;-) .. j/k

Hope people will come forward in the morning to drop their donations to your place...

Great efforts from you.. really appreciate your help.

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By SPEED• 12 years 3 months ago.
SPEED

Scarlett has updated the thread with our mobile numbers. Please feel free to contact us.

Thanks Scarlett.

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By pwb78• 12 years 3 months ago.
pwb78

Hope to see lots of people tomorrow! Saw several ladies at Carrefour this afternoon with donation stuff in their carts and it made me proud. :)

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By mariam-mar• 12 years 3 months ago.
mariam-mar

Richmand, we are giving donations for these people because they are in emergency. We know there are more needy people in general that needs help like you said but these ones are burnt accommodations and belongings, nothing was saved from their sweat and nowhere to go and eat and sleep.

 

 

"There's nothing we can do to change the past, if it teaches  you a lesson profit from it then, forget it."

By mariam-mar• 12 years 3 months ago.
mariam-mar

Like Aisha-taweela, i also bought some clothes, like jogging pants, and shirts in addition to used bedsheets and bedfoam, i already gave to Owen for the collection and to be delivered by them. I am really busy and run out of time so i don't have enough time to find more stuffs, aside from, i already packed most of our things and already moved ahead to our new place.

 

 

"There's nothing we can do to change the past, if it teaches  you a lesson profit from it then, forget it."

By novita77• 12 years 3 months ago.
novita77

Speed ... thumb up for you trying to pull this up on behalf of us QL'ers. See you tomorrow evening.

By SPEED• 12 years 3 months ago.
SPEED

efforts and support to this call !

Again Thank you everyone ! I cannot give you anything except my prayers to you all ... for sure one day you all will be reward by Allah(GOD) for your good deeds.

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By SPEED• 12 years 3 months ago.
SPEED

them in different bags or boxes..

If anyone can bring medium size paper boxes and markers to write on the boxes about the items.

Please note this is a TEAM WORK whatever ideas you people have bring it with your to the collection point and we will do with our joint efforts !!

Again whoever can contribute ANYTHING whether it is ONE PIECE pant/ shirt or 100 .. in the Eye of God every single contribution will be counted and he/she will be blessed by God in the same manner as others !!

We are doing all this on the basis on humanitarian ground to help our needy brothers in need !

God bless you all.

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By Oryx• 12 years 3 months ago.
Oryx

See you at location 2... I already have three huge bags of bed linen and towels and t-shirts...

so much stuff in my house I dont use!

Will buy some powdered milk.

By SPEED• 12 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
SPEED

As mentioned we will stick to our plan as above. Please come forward and drop your donations on the following collection points which i am repeating again ..

We have 2 collection points as follows: One in the morning and other in the evening:

LOCATION 1:

Hyatt Plaza

Wednesday

9 - 10 am

Parking Lot - under the huge grocery cart

LOCTION 2:

by the Mercedes showroom on Salwa Rd.

Wednesday

6:30 PM until 8:30 PM (or 18:30 to 20:30 for those of you with military time)

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By whoami• 12 years 3 months ago.
whoami

as mentioned, I'll be at the mercedes carpark to meet you guys at 6:30pm unless there are any changes.

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By anonymous• 12 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

hey all,i think i can be of help to you guys,... i cant do much now but if you want me to arrange transportation for you guys i can do that... i can send you guys a 3 ton truck, either Open or Closed, i will have to check the availability, and with some helpers so they can help carry all your stuff from your meet point to the labor camp. Do call me on 5506455 and let me know so i can make some arrangements for you.

Always upto helping anyone anytime.. Gimme a Shout ! if i don't answer your calls please sms me and i`ll get back to you.

By novita77• 12 years 3 months ago.
novita77

can anyone clarify where we going tomorrow evening ? Mercedez carpark or Hyatt Plaza ? Pls ?

By Heavy• 12 years 3 months ago.
Heavy

Hi Speed,

I've sent words out to club members and I hope to gather enough stuff to bring to you tomorrow....fingers crossed!

Heavy

By azilana7037• 12 years 3 months ago.
azilana7037

I'll just see you guys tomorrow night and bring those things anyway.

 "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleonor Roosevelt

By novita77• 12 years 3 months ago.
novita77

aisha ... good point. I think it would be easier and more spaces under the trolley in Giant. Yes traffic in Qatar Deco is totally murder in that time.

Scarlett and speed ... what do u think?

By Aisha-Taweela• 12 years 3 months ago.
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Aisha-Taweela

If you are like me and want to donate I suggest you do like I just did. I went to Rawnaq on a'port road and bought

27 toothbrushes

20 small packets of detergent

24 bars of soap

3 kettles

5 pairs of shoes

24 tea glasses

for a total of QR 241.- Not a lot of money, but I can't afford more right now.

So this is what I will donate and bring it tomorrow pm.

Speed/Scarlet

Seeing the various articles I bought it might be good to separate the items at collecting points. i.e. clothes from shoes. Household items from soaps etc. My car boot is quite full now and can imaging what it will look like at the collecting points. What happened to the offer from the guy working for the logistics company. Can he bring different boxes/containers so you can sort out the stuff? I could print up signs for the various items to be sorted. Just a suggestion ofcourse.

Also do you realize that the traffic at the Qatar Decoration roundabout, where Mercedes is on Salwa is murder at that time of the evening. That is the location for the evening pick-up no? I would recommend doing it under the shopping trolley both times.

Also I will help in the evening with the collections. Pls let me know.

Last but not least a message to all QLers. When you give, Allah will give you more in return!

Aisha-Taweela

By whoami• 12 years 3 months ago.
whoami

Hi Speed. I did the shopping with a group and plan to meet up tomorrow. If there is anything that I can do, please let me know.

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By shinning_star• 12 years 3 months ago.
shinning_star

i have asked my neighbours my friends and relatives to donate what ever they can so that we can help them in what ever means possible....

Life is a mystery..... you never know whats next.....

By shinning_star• 12 years 3 months ago.
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shinning_star

speed i cannot make it in the morning but i saw there is a drop off at salwa road also tomorrow from 6:30 to 8:30 i will come down there....

Life is a mystery..... you never know whats next.....

By SPEED• 12 years 3 months ago.
SPEED

Shinning .... please support our QL volunteer PWS78.. she will be on the following location: If you can extend your help to her in collecting donations and sending people who cannot come in the evening to her in the morning :

You may coordinate with her thru PM: PWS78

LOCATION 1:

Hyatt Plaza

Wednesday

9 - 10 am

Parking Lot - under the huge grocery cart

Thanks

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By azilana7037• 12 years 3 months ago.
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azilana7037

BIG shirts/shorts, some towels and a some bed clothings (pillow cases, sheet and comforter). I also got some plates, cups and saucers, themo pots, drinking glasses and mugs that are just gathering dusts under my bed. I would be willing to donate/contribute these stuffs...

 "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleonor Roosevelt

By SPEED• 12 years 3 months ago.
SPEED

Shinning_Star ... As'Salaam Alaikunm !

Everyone is welcome in this cause.

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By shinning_star• 12 years 3 months ago.
shinning_star

some off my friends also want to help they where asking that could they also come along to help....

Life is a mystery..... you never know whats next.....

By SPEED• 12 years 3 months ago.
SPEED

We might need your help ! pls come. and request your friends/colleague/relative if they can donate New/Used clothes/shoes/undergarments/towels/bedsheets/mattress/pillows/any small electronic item such as wall clock/wrist watch/mini radio etc ...

We may extend our collection dates on Thursday 01.05.08 and Friday 02.05.08 ... due to some request i received in my PM.

Thanks

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By Heavy• 12 years 3 months ago.
Heavy

Hi Sacrlett,

Am a new member and I would like to help (wrote to Speed earlier, see note to Speed). I have a 4WD and I can help transport some stuffs for you. Let me know and I should be at the Mercedez showroom at 6.30pm tomorrow.

Let me know if this is fine with you.

Heavy

By SPEED• 12 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
SPEED

Thank you and God bless you !

Please visit following links for details: http://www.qatarliving.com/node/101674

Yes we are meeting on the following locations:

QL Volunteers will be there to Assist you.

LOCATION 1:

Hyatt Plaza

Wednesday

9 - 10 am

Parking Lot - under the huge grocery cart

LOCTION 2:

by the Mercedes showroom on Salwa Rd.

Wednesday

6:30 PM until 8:30 PM (or 18:30 to 20:30 for those of you with military time)

All details mentioned by Sacrlett above.

Thanks

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By whoami• 12 years 3 months ago.
whoami

@Speed, yes I agree, we should go directly to them, I only called HBK because that was the number you posted. But I suggest you edit the thread to let people know that we're not doing anything with Mr. Luke.

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By Heavy• 12 years 3 months ago.
Heavy

Hi Speed,

Am a new member and would like to help the blaze victims.

(1) Do you still need people to help out at the Mercedes showroom on Wed night, 30/Apr? I would like to help.

(2) What about help on 1/May? What sort of help do you need?

(3) What items do you need now for the blaze victims. I can try to organize a donation drive (note, may not be able to gather all the stuff by 1/May though since it's already 29/Apr).

Let me know asap.

Thanks.

Heavy

By SPEED• 12 years 3 months ago.
SPEED

Thanks ... we have full access to visit labour camp in the evening ... Also Manager of the company will be their to receive the goods from us with all the labours in the camp.

Anyone has Emergency light please bring with your since there is no light !!

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By anonymous• 12 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

We have gone so far so let's go the whole way.

By qatarisun• 12 years 3 months ago.
qatarisun

i am seriously wondering if women's clothes will go as well?..I really have a lot to give away... or it's only men's clothes needed?..

in this case, i have to clean the clothes cabinet and shoe rack of my buddy.

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By qatarisun• 12 years 3 months ago.
qatarisun

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By SPEED• 12 years 3 months ago.
SPEED

At the moment we need MEN's Clothes/Shoes etc... if you have towel/pillow/bedsheet/blanket etc which is UNISEX ;-) would be a great help !

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By pwb78• 12 years 3 months ago.
pwb78

I understood the plan to be that we are taking the items directly to the burned out camp. It is not far from Mercedes - just across Salwa from KFC. The men are in two locations - the burned camp, where it is just disgusting, and a camp in the Industrial Area where, physically, it is a bit nicer. Both locations are in need of goods as the ones moved to the Industrial Area are the ones who lost all their belongings and the men in the burned camp are living in a burned out shanty town with no electric.

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By SPEED• 12 years 3 months ago.
SPEED

We will stick to our plans ! we are not concern about company at the moment ! Company is waiting for their chairman to come and give instructions ! WHEN ? don't know till then they are is miserable conditions !

Our concern is the Help them with our little efforts.

Richmand:

Yes we will continue to collect the donation on Thursday,, I like your idea but we are not prepared to celebrate May 1st. We 1st priority is to help needy people.

Again we are not helping HBK we are extending our help to their workers on humanitarian grounds ! I was there yesterday .. i wish you people go and see their living conditions after the fire !!

Anyhow, we will meet you guys on the following locations (as mentioned above):

LOCATION 1:

Hyatt Plaza

Wednesday

9 - 10 am

Parking Lot - under the huge grocery cart

LOCTION 2:

by the Mercedes showroom on Salwa Rd.

Wednesday

6:30 PM until 8:30 PM (or 18:30 to 20:30 for those of you with military time)

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By anonymous• 12 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

The last fire - I did a lot of collecting, a lot of food and clothes and etc. etc. finally no one was allowed to bring it to the camp, and not only that but entry to everyone except the company employees was forbidden.

I still think we make packages and take food and water they will be more than thankful - they might even have more than they did before. If the camp is open it is easy.

By King Edshel• 12 years 3 months ago.
King Edshel

our plan was to meet up tomorrow, meet those people directly and deliver the stuff to them .. no need for anyone from HBK to be thre if they don't want to ...

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. (Gautama Buddha)

By whoami• 12 years 3 months ago.
whoami

Just a quick update.

I contacted this Luke John from HBK who gave me an odd response.

I told him that I was calling on behalf of some members from ILQ and QL and wanted to know if he has any plan or procedure for distributing the aid. However his reply was "We already have enough but if you want, you can come and meet them".

I replied with "should I tell all of the guys who're helping to just stop then because we're not needed?"

He replied with "You can come and check it out if you like. But just to let you know yesterday was their day off, today they're back at work so you can't see them except at night."

I kind of felt sorry for them...

What do you guys think? Should we all meet up at night rather than just giving stuff to HBK and letting them do what they want?

How can they have 'enough' donations?

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By richmand• 12 years 3 months ago.
richmand

Please read all, Labor day may 1st

And we will be the first group to help them ,,

Dear all QL Friends before doing anything if we think twice it will be better for all , I am not against to help worker we all are trying to do from the humanitarian ground but Qatar is a country where we can’t help from our bottom of heart , we can see the worker waiting for their sponsor/company more then 3 / 4 days in Doha airport , we see thousands of abandoned worker searching legally identification , we see thousands of worker not getting salary since more then 6 month, we see thousands of workers not fulfilling basic needs by company ( Resident permit on time ,water, electricity, healthcare )

I urge all QL friend this coming Thursday is Labor day ( may 1st ) why not we celebrate labor day some where and collect stuff and invite most of company needy labor and hand over to them all stuff , again I am not against to help HBK worker , I have also lot of stuff I can come with , meanwhile what are these Org doing ? Red cross societies , Qatar charity ( most of hospital, supermarket, hotel and other public place you will see their presentation to collect huge money)

Sorry for if any convenient its just my personnel opinion ..Happy Labor day !!!!

…………

HBK is company of Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalid Al Thani,

HBK annual turnover of the Group is around QR. 250 million (USD. 70 Million) and the turnover planned for the year 2007-2008 is around QR. 700 million (USD. 191 Million). Just think once if they spend only 1% of their turn over for their worker how much it will be ? and another hand make sure any gift or charity they will accept or not ? its not Tsunami for them , just accident

http://contracting.hbkholding.com

http://www.hbkholding.com/companies.htm

The annual turnover of the Group is around QR. 250 million (USD. 70 Million) and the turnover planned for the year 2007-2008 is around QR. 700 million (USD. 191 Million).

H.B.K. Power Cleaning W.L.L is a specialist Company in the application of corrosion protection products to the surfaces of buildings and industrial plants. The Company was found in 1973 and owned by Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalid Al Thani in association with Messrs Power Cleaning Ltd. of U.K.

16 Feb 2008 Contract Signing Ceremony of Ras Laffan 'C' Water Transmission Pipelines - GTC 158/2007

Design, Supply & Construction of 82Km of Water Transmission DI Pipeline of dia ranging from DN 1600mm to DN 600mm connecting Ras Laffan to Duhail. Also, the project involves Construction of associated valve chambers and supply, design and laying of Fiber Optic cable for whole length along the pipeline.

Awarded: February, 2008

Project Value: 881,505,000.00

02 July 2007-Doha & Rayyan Sewerage Construction of new PS 25 awarded to HBK

The Project comprised the Construction of a foul sewage pumping station (N25) of 3,300 It/sec capacity comprising twin wet wells, screening channels and pump chamber below ground and motor room, control room, offices, generator room and toilet facilities above ground.

The works also includes Construction of two 1200mm ductile iron rising mains from Pumping Station N25 along Markhiyah Street to a point adjacent to Arab League Street where a discharge chamber is to be constructed by others. The Works shall include construction of a surge vessel chamber

Awarded: July, 2007

Project Value: 187,500,000.00

30 July 2007-GTC 128/2006 Permanent Reservoir & PS for Shahaniya to Dukhan awarded to HBK

Awarded: July, 2007

Project Value: 139,092,741.00

09 September 2006 - Agriculture And Quarantine Buildings Project

Awarded: September, 2006

Project Value: 57,000,000.00

07 September 2006 -Truck Inspection & Clerance Area Project awarded to HBK

HBK Contracting Company has been awarded the Truck Inspection & Clearance Area Project at Abu Samra Customs Post. The Project comprises of Construction, Completion and Maintenance of Trucks Inspection Clearance Area at Abu Samra Custom Area covering a free area of 13,600 m2 with a total built up area of 5830m2 of buildings

Awarded: September, 2006

Project Value: 117,500,000.00

Contract Signing Ceremony of GTC 70/2005 Project

Water Supply to Madinat Al Shamal, Al Kaaban, Al Jerian and Urn Salal comprises laying of DI & HDPE pipes and fittings for water mains of dia ranging between 100mm to 600mm with approximate total length of 16o km and the associated pipework, as well as installation of MDPE pipes and fittings as Service Connections to the Customers and the associated pipework

Awarded: April, 2006

Project Value: 99,000,000.00

09 May 2006 HBK has awarded Al Asiri Tower Project

The Contract between HBK Contracting Co. W.L.L. and Qatar Islamic Bank (Client) for the Construction of Al Asiri Tower (2B+G+21) at West Bay has been signed on 09/05/2006. The duration of project is 24 months.

Awarded: May, 2006

Project Value: 95,000,000.00

29/10/2005 HBK has Awarded the Staff Accommodation at Abu Samra Customs Post

The works comprise the construction and maintenance of accommodation blocks for different grades of staff and associated ancillary and service buildings. The buildings are constructed of reinforced concrete. The external works are extensive and comprise roads, parking, paving, soft landscaping, irrigation, external sports courts and boundary wall including all external services.

Awarded: October, 2005

Project Value: 91,000,000.00

http://www.hbkholding.com/companies.htm

By Scarlett• 12 years 3 months ago.
Scarlett

but problem with my timing is that I work at QAWS wednesdays and thursdays until about 5:30 or 6...and need time to get over to the drop off point. I also want to give folks enough time to get by there after work, and not everyone gets off work at 6 or 7...but I will ask Speed if he wants to shorten the time, since we have to go drop off the goods afterwards. Thanks for your input.

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

--Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

By whoami• 12 years 3 months ago.
whoami

@everyone, please remember to send me a PM with your name if you are going to be donating.

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By King Edshel• 12 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
King Edshel

the place is very good as it is close to the labors camp, but the timings are kind of late ... I know that it is to let more people come and contribute but in my modest opinion, 1 hour is enough or up to 8:00 max.

Irregardless of what happened to those poor people, I think that they still have to wake up too early to go and work ..

Best Regards

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. (Gautama Buddha)

By Scarlett• 12 years 3 months ago.
Scarlett

You are a gem!! I was wondering about those folks that couldn't make the night time one. I'll add this to my thread, if you don't mind.

RS..look forward to your help!!

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

--Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

By pwb78• 12 years 3 months ago.
pwb78

I am going ahead with the morning drop. I have posted a notice over at expatwoman as well. See you guys tomorrow night with whatever we get.

Hyatt Plaza

Wednesday

9 - 10 am

Parking Lot - under the huge grocery cart

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Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

By t_coffee_or_me• 12 years 3 months ago.
t_coffee_or_me

I will be there

 

 

 

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By pwb78• 12 years 3 months ago.
pwb78

Scarlett - do you think a morning drop off time would be helpful? I could do 9-10am at Hyatt Plaza, under the huge grocery cart. Then I can bring everything that night to Mercedes. Let me know if this would be useful.

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Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

By SPEED• 12 years 3 months ago.
SPEED

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By SPEED• 12 years 3 months ago.
SPEED

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By RS• 12 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
RS

When you come from the Ramada Signal towards salwa Road you take the Midmac fly over and then you come to the Qatra Decorators Roundabout. After crossing the roundabout you will find the merc Showroom on the right hand side and then pls take the service lane to the right. I think that is the place Scarlett proposes to meet.

My office is just above the ARAMEX courier opp to the showroom.

Scarlett I will be there on wednesday at 6.30 PM to help in whatever manner possible from my side.

" Make new friends but keep the old, One is silver... the other gold. "

By owen• 12 years 3 months ago.
owen

canary..just direct your pick up to go to the drop off point....

will be there to unload the stuffs we have gathered last night from some filipino friends.. :)

filipino friends go check this link.. http://www.qatarliving.com/node/101860

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By mariam-mar• 12 years 3 months ago.
mariam-mar

Oh i was out of the forum for one day, and i have just read about it, cant catch you guys at night time, i have work till nine pm, and am so busy at weekends, will that ends there? I will catch up next time...

 

 

"There's nothing we can do to change the past, if it teaches  you a lesson profit from it then, forget it."

By SPEED• 12 years 3 months ago.
SPEED

at Mercedes showroom on Salwa Rd. from 630pm to 10:30pm to collect the donations and drop at the labour camp.

Pls. confirm

Thanks

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By Snowstorm• 12 years 3 months ago.
Snowstorm

A map or something.

 

YOU DONT KNOW ME, DONT EVEN TRY !!!

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By Jarreau• 12 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
Jarreau

Well I have some donations. But wednesday evening I can't come.... I have a meeting for Queensday (Dutch holiday) at the residents house of the embassador from Holland.

I'm very sorry i can't make it. Scarlett I will send you PM

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By Scarlett• 12 years 3 months ago.
Scarlett

let me know when and where...and I know I can make it...

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

--Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

By anonymous• 12 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

Ok let me see what I can organise for tomorrow.

By Khanan• 12 years 3 months ago.
Khanan

will meet u guys at the the meeting point....

and will contribute wat i can...

By whoami• 12 years 3 months ago.
whoami

I'm taking a cruiser and two cars with the guys after doing a bit of shopping today for the workers. I could meet up with someone if you like.

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By SPEED• 12 years 3 months ago.
SPEED

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By SPEED• 12 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
SPEED

Thank you very much for all you help. Very good suggestion and this place is very close to the labour camp. People willing to visit can join us on the above date. Please try to come on time otherwise we will leave sharp 8:30pm to the labour camp for the distribution of the donations.

Thanks to everyone once again

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By Scarlett• 12 years 3 months ago.
Scarlett

I don't know about the villa part...Speed might want to take you up on that..but the pick up truck certainly would be appreciated as would your help!!

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

--Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

By Scarlett• 12 years 3 months ago.
Scarlett

outside the showroom(the open area, yes, formatted)...I haven't asked if I could go inside...lol

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

--Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

By snowyowl• 12 years 3 months ago.
snowyowl

Thanx scarlett, I'll be there ;-)

 

 I may be blonde but I am wise

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By anonymous• 12 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

I have done my part I offered my villa and offered to get a pick up truck - do what you want I'm out except for my donation!!!

By anonymous• 12 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

      inside the showroom or outside the showroom...?

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By Formatted Soul• 12 years 3 months ago.
Formatted Soul

You mean the open ground next to Merc showroom? I cannot come myself as I am travelling on Thursday. I will ask my hubby to drop off, whom should he contact? can you please PM me the contact details.

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