Dubai school organises Turkey-Syria donation drive-through - in pictures

Collection was held in conjunction with Emirates Red Crescent

Beta V.1.0 - Powered by automated translation

Former pupils at Al Mawakeb School Al Barsha on Saturday teamed up with Emirates Red Crescent for a drive-through donation event to help earthquake survivors in Turkey and Syria.

About 150 people turned up to help with the collection, where people donated items such as family-size tents, sleeping bags, blankets and portable heaters.

Alissar Nasr, chief academic officer at Al Mawakeb Schools, said their target was more than 50 tonnes of goods.

A similar event is taking place this weekend at Alserkal Avenue, Dubai's arts and culture district, and will continue until Sunday, with people able to give cash as well as essential supplies.

More from The National:

UAE residents urged to back Turkey-Syria earthquake donation effort

UAE delivers 2,624 tonnes of aid on 97 flights to support earthquake-hit Turkey and Syria

Sharjah telethon raises Dh15.6m for Turkey-Syria earthquake relief efforts

Updated: February 19, 2023, 4:04 AM