[image by Matthew Wong of Home Team News]
Update: At 2359hrs this Friday, 27th July, Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) will stop collecting donations for the victims of last week’s Downtown Line construction site accident.
If donations marked “Bugis MRT accident” are still received after the deadline, the organization will email the donor asking whether he/she would like a refund or if the donation should be put towards the organization’s general fund. Refunds will be made promptly.
If however the donation is received after the deadline marked “Bugis MRT accident” but without contact information, there will be no way to pose that question, and the donation will be accepted into the organization’s general fund.
Response has been awesome and it is gratifying to know that people care.
On July 18, 2012, the underground scaffolding at Downtown Line's Bugis MRT worksite collapsed, killing two workers and injuring eight.
The scaffolding collapsed when the two workers were pouring wet concrete into a mould and they were buried alive by cement.
SCDF personnel (seen above) spent nine hours looking for the two missing Chinese nationals.
Saddened by this tragic event, a few of us bloggers scrambled to see if we could to help provide an avenue for public donations. We approached various government ministries and agencies to see if they could help. In the end, a non-profit organisation that helps low-wage migrant workers, Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2), stepped forward very quickly.
TWC2 will help collect and disburse the donations. They have the experience and infrastructure in place to make this happen, so Miyagi, Adri and I would like to direct our readers to them.
The money you donate will go towards the families of the two deceased workers, as well as to the injured workers who are unable to work while they recover.
Often under-appreciated, low-wage migrant workers built this city-state. In this time of tragedy, let's give back.
This is how you can donate:
Make a crossed cheque payable to: ‘Transient Workers Count Too’, write your name and “Bugis MRT Accident” at the back of the cheque and mail it to: 5001 Beach Road, #06–27 Golden Mile Complex, Singapore 199588.
Send an email to [email protected] with your name, cheque no., amount and “Bugis MRT Accident”, so that the donation can be properly recorded and a receipt sent to you.
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You can donate using your credit card here. A small commission is charged by this donation collection agency. Under the “Special Occasion / Person” field, type “Bugis MRT Accident”.
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You can use your PayPal account or credit card to donate here (scroll down and click the PayPal button). However, a commission of 4% or so is charged on every donation. There is no field for you to input the purpose of donation, so it is advisable to drop twc2 an email after you’ve donated by this method.