Posted February 3, 2015
Written by Gloria Villas
Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Boracay-Malay will officially launch the Million Volunteer Run on March 8 this year.
According to PRC Malay-Boracay Chapter Deputy Administrator John Patrick Moreno: “A fun run is to demonstrate that the Philippines leads in championing the spirit of volunteerism as a means of saving lives.”
To be held simultaneously in Metro Manila and other key cities in the country, the run aims to strengthen a network of volunteers down to the barangay level and to raise funds for the PRC's critical humanitarian services.
With the Philippines being one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, the Red Cross has been aggressively conducting a recruitment drive for its RC 143 program.
It recruits and trains at least 44 volunteers in every community (one team leader plus 43 members, or 1+43 per barangay).
RC 143 volunteers undergo rigid hands-on training and practice to be able to respond and lead on-ground efforts during emergencies and other challenging situations.
Meanwhile, official from national and local government, Department of Education and private sectors are expected to participate the said activity.