Urgent Gaza blanket donation drive this weekend rallies Singaporeans to help affected through winter
Salt&Light // November 10, 2023, 5:42 pm
Blankets will help over a million displaced people in Gaza through the coming cold winter months. Photo from United Nations Relief and Work Agency.
Winter is coming.
In Gaza, where UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Work Agency) reports almost 1.6 million people displaced since October 7 when the Israel-Hamas conflict exploded, the approaching winter spells more suffering among its residents.
Relief Singapore, in collaboration with Mercy Relief, is organising an urgent blanket donation drive so that Singaporeans can show care and support tangibly. Donated blankets will be sent to Gaza through Egypt.
“We hope this airlift of relief items from Singapore will help alleviate the suffering of the Palestinians in Gaza.”
“Relief Singapore has been monitoring the situation in the Gaza Strip since the October 7 attacks, and waiting for an opportunity to respond to the needs of those affected by the conflict, particularly in the Gaza Strip,” said Jonathan How, Director of Relief Singapore.
“When we were informed of a possible airlift of relief cargo for Gaza, we knew it was time for us to take action.
“Working in collaboration with Mercy Relief, which will also be involved in sending relief items through the airlift, Relief Singapore will organise a blanket donation drive from November 11-12 to help protect the affected from the approaching winter season.
“Bethesda (Bedok-Tampines) Church and Aramex, who partnered us in our relief efforts earlier this year for the Turkiye earthquake, were very prompt in agreeing to support us once again for this donation drive. We hope this airlift of relief items from Singapore will help alleviate the suffering of the Palestinians in Gaza.”
Here are the details of this weekend’s urgent blanket donation drive.
Blanket Donation Drive for Gaza Strip
⚠️ ONLY BLANKETS ACCEPTED
Preferably cold-weather blankets in new or good condition. Winter temperatures in Gaza are around 13-19ºC. Ideally, RSG would prefer blankets packed in batches of five. However, feel free to bring any quantity.
⚠️ ALL OTHER ITEMS WILL BE REJECTED
⚠️ Bethesda (Bedok-Tampines) Church
300 Bedok North Ave 3, S469717 will serve as the collection point THIS WEEKEND at the following times:
Saturday, Nov 11
Public 10-4pm, BBTCians 4-6pm
Sunday, Nov 12
BBTCians 10-2pm, Public 2-6pm
⚠️ Drop off will be at the BBTC Car Park.
⚠️ Enquires can be directed to Relief Singapore:
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