Qatar Red Crescent Society officials during visits to volunteers at shopping centers

  • 4 months   ago

“Our responsibility is to enhance our volunteers’ morale towards more giving."

The Board of Directors of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) emphasized the organization’s evident role in contributing to the government’s efforts to control the Coronavirus (COVID-19), with volunteers being a cornerstone in this.

Top officials of QRCS visited some shopping centers in different parts of the country, in order to offer psychological support for the volunteers, in recognition of their participation in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

QRCS officials said the volunteers were there wherever their contributions were needed – hotels, quarantine facilities, Workers’ Health Centers, etc. – doing many things that match their skills. Shopping centers see enormous efforts from all volunteers, such as informing and encouraging the consumers to follow the Coronavirus preventive measures as instructed by the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH).

As usual, they stated, the volunteers were up to their expectations, working hard to ensure safe shopping for consumers, by advising them to respect COVID-19 protections, the proper social distancing, and wearing masks and gloves. In order to be allowed in, everyone is required show up the green QR Code on their Ehteraz application.

“Volunteers are a fundamental part of QRCS’s efforts.” - Dr. Mohamed bin Ghanem Al-Ali Al-Maadheed, President of QRCS

In QRCS, we cherish our professional and moral responsibility for our volunteers, who have been doing a great job since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, despite the psychological pressure. They undertake many activities across the country, stationed at hotels, health centers, quarantine facilities, streets, etc. Shopping centers are just an example.

Our volunteers are at the forefront of fighting the virus. Besides their bravery and sense of responsibility, we are proud of their motivation and belief in their national duty by practicing humanitarian action and providing help, which reflects their magnanimity and loyalty to Qatar and QRCS.

So, pursuant to our professional, human, and administrative responsibility, we as Board of Directors and General Secretariat have to support all humanitarian initiatives, especially in such exceptional conditions. The volunteers have proved to be vital and a fundamental part of QRCS’s efforts, amid a crisis that can be overcome only with concerted efforts, united wills, and dedicated work.

We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for everything done by the volunteers. Their heroic efforts remain a line of defense for protecting consumers and other people against the disease of the day (COVID-19). We hope that more and more volunteers will join in the journey of success, promoting volunteerism and QRCS in the humanitarian arena.

“We went to encourage the volunteers, just to find them happily undivided,” - Dr. Aisha Yousef Al-Mannai, Vice-President of QRCS

We are over the moon that we have such youths who engage in awareness raising, hard work, and active contributions to community through volunteering. Today, we meet our brothers and sisters to hail and encourage them. During our field visits, we saw things that made us happy and hopeful. The volunteers are working with energy, determination, and passion. They perform their tasks undivided.

Thanks to all volunteers. You are an asset and a source of pride, keeping a low profile, giving genuinely, and seeking to please Allah and serve the country.

“Volunteers present an honorable image of QRCS,” - Ali bin Hassan Al-Hammadi, Secretary-General of QRCS

QRCS opened the door to every national and resident to register as a volunteer. The response was remarkable. It was important to provide the volunteers with training, in order for them to be qualified to hold the Red Crescent emblem everywhere, especially at shopping centers. Now, it is time to come to see their extraordinary achievements. It is our human and moral responsibility at QRCS to applaud our volunteers for this, and to urge them to continue to work hard together. It presents an honorable image of QRCS as sharing other organizations the battle against the virus, until it is over, hopefully very soon.

“We support our volunteers and invite them to keep strong,” - Mohamed Al-Yami, Board Member of QRCS

At QRCS, it is a tradition to appreciate those who work hard. Today, the volunteers deserve the biggest thanks. They proved to be the humanitarian arm of QRCS.

The efforts made by volunteers are beyond description. Surly, they played a role in reducing the risk of Coronavirus for consumers. They deserve to be warmly thanked and greatly supported. We invite them to keep strong and determined in the coming period. It is with their dedication that we may overcome the crisis, which we hope will happen soon.

“Qatar deserves the best with its citizens,” -Dr. Khaled Al-Sul ti, Board Member of QRCS

Volunteering is a means of serving our country. Everyone has an opportunity to serve Qatar and show their loyalty and national spirit amid such a crisis.

“Qatar deserves the best” is not a slogan in our minds; it is rather a promise to respond to the call of the country whenever it needs us. COVID-19 requires us to stand together to combat this pandemic and reduce its impact.

It is my honor to be part of QRCS. Today, I have a good idea about what is done by the members of the organization, who work with commitment to give the best to the country. Qatar deserves the best with its citizens.

“The volunteers hold and duly value QRCS emblem,” - Dr. Fatima Al-Khulaifi, Board Member of QRCS

We take pride in being among our brothers and sisters, the volunteers, who hold and duly value the QRCS emblem, by doing their best in guiding the public and acting to correct anything wrong, thus ensuring their safety, as well as the safety of society at large.

The best of deeds are those motivated only by the will to give, sacrifice, and contribute to the efforts against COVID-19.

Words cannot express how grateful we are to the volunteers. Thank you for your high spirit and invaluable giving. You are an asset for our country and a main resource for QRCS’s humanitarian action.

“It is not something new for the volunteers to stand by the country where they live,” - Omar Al-Fardan, Board Member of QRCS

We would like to thank the volunteers for their considerable efforts. Their troops are committed to fighting the Coronavirus outbreak. The important role and noble humanitarian tasks undertaken by the volunteers are not something new for them. They are part of this people, and it is they who have to stand by the country where they live. The situation requires concerted efforts.

Knowing that the volunteers are there for Qatar, QRCS’s Board of Directors are there for the volunteers. They are strongly urged to stay safe, as everyone’s safety depends on their integrity and carefulness. Let’s hope to get out of this soon.

“I combine office and volunteering at QRCS,” - Saleh Ali Al-Mohannadi, Board Member of QRCS

As board members of QRCS, we liked to have a close look at the role of the volunteers. Actually, they are a source of pride and a basis for success. I joined the field of volunteerism in 2000, and I know it requires you to do your best. The volunteers have important roles to play, both during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Congratulations for your sincerity and perseverance. It is with this that we can reach our goals.

As a volunteer who took part in numerous humanitarian and community service operations, I find the dedication of volunteers during this pandemic totally impressive.

“Giving is the legacy of volunteers,” - Dr. Abdul-Salam Al-Qahtani, Board Member of QRCS and Chairman of COVID-19 Crisis Management Committee

We value the role played by our volunteers in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic at various levels. This is not something new; giving is the legacy of volunteers. I Ask Allah to bless their efforts and reward them well.

“The young generation of volunteers are giving every help to their country,” - Muna Fadel Al-Sulaiti, Executive Director of Volunteering and Local Development Division

The visits by QRCS board members immensely lifted the spirits of the volunteers, made them feel positive and optimistic, and motivated them to continue to give.

The volunteers are performing noble humanitarian feats. During the pandemic, they devoted themselves to community service and volunteering for nothing in return. They are making a big difference in the course of controlling the disease. The teamwork and meaningfully well-organized mechanism proved effective and were widely welcomed.

It was important that QRCS officials meet the volunteers and enhance their morale. They are under excessive stress, just like any other person. Volunteerism is a major mandate of QRCS, as it is of utmost importance at times of emergency.

Source: Qatar Red Crescent Society

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