Community rallies to help Tamweel tower residents

Residents from various districts in Dubai are stepping up efforts to help residents of the Tamweel tower that was gutted by a massive fire in Jumeirah Lake Towers on Sunday.

"Friends, as you all know, there has been a fire break out at JLT in Tamweel Tower. The people there don't even have basic stuff like clothes, food, slippers etc as they were asked to vacate their flats in a frenzy,” Lola Lopez, a Dubai volunteer, posted on Facebook.

“Would appreciate if all of u could come forward and donate all that u can to help them,” she added.

A Facebook page called Tamweel tower cluster U is also receiving suggestions and ideas from many Dubai residents on how to collect and drop off anything needed by the Tamweel residents.

Lopez provided contact numbers of other volunteers in different parts of Dubai who can be contacted for drop offs.

Those who wish to offer help, they can join the Tamweel tower Facebook page or contact other volunteers in Dubai:

Kishika Jiandani (Bur Dubai) - 055-6188495
Deepika Gupta (Marina) - 050 5547448
Bhavna (Gardens/Discovery) - 050-5744843
Richa Suri Setia (Deira)-050-9183514
Mariam (Palm Jumeirah) - 055-9190281