Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Businesses damaged by the flood

I paid a visit to the Dome mall to check on the clean up after the floods damaged the basement areas and cut off electricity to the remaining business. Here are some of the pictures of Marvel Fit crossfit gym and The Combat Academy after the water was drained. Both of the businesses look like a total loss and I was told the owner of Marvel Fit spent around 350,000 KD for the gym, the good news is the owner of the Dome Mall- Al Tijaria has insurance. The problem is who is responsible? The government for the roads or Al Tijaria because of the loss?

You can see the gym when it was first opened here


 This is the Combat Academy



Until the electricity issue is solved all of the businesses are closed, the two gym and academy may never recover. I do wish them luck in getting paid for their loss and I hope they can re-open some day.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Re Food Kuwait- Food Donation

The girls and I volunteered on Saturday with refood Kuwait in Andalous co-op. The girls had volunteered before and due to my six day work schedule I took off early to volunteer with them. We drove to Andalous co-op where the people were already gathered waiting for the donations. We entered the back of the co-op where the donated items were stored. The donated items were oil, soaps, chocolates, juice, popcorn and a few other things. We did run out of items toward the end so the family donations were smaller towards the end.



 Examples of the donations, large and small size

 Pencil bags

 Some of the hundreds of people waiting in the heat
Most of the people were from Syria, bedoon and Indians. It really got to me seeing the people waiting in the heat with their children for 3 hours for some small bags of food. I'm hoping the program will expand and more donations can be found to help out more families. You can find more information on their IG @refoodkw and their website.