PRC gears up for MVR 2
TACLOBAN CITY — The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) gears up for the second Million Volunteer Run (MVR 2) on February 10, this year. The representatives of the different chapters in Eastern Visayas will meet on January 12 in Hilongos, Leyte Chapter to finalize the necessary preparations to make the event a success.
The Million Volunteer Run 2 is aimed at creating a culture of volunteerism in the country that will empower the people and the nation against all humanitarian challenges, especially in times of disasters said Philippine Red Cross Chairman Richard Gordon. MVR was first held on December 4, 2011.
Last December 4, 2011, Philippine Red Cross celebrated the International Year of Volunteers by holding the first Million Volunteer Run. The run was a huge success which was staged simultaneously in 78 cities of the Philippines. Over 400,000 participating runners nationwide were recorded during the event. “With the incredible impact it has created in the recruitment of volunteers for the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), we have now declared it an annual event,” said Gordon in its website.
The goal of PRC is to train all volunteers as humanitarian soldiers when disaster strikes. In line with this effort to build the nation’s capacity to cope with life-threatening emergencies, the funds will be raised for the Red Cross 143 Volunteers Training Program on disaster management, equipping the Filipino communities with life-saving tools.
The PRC is completing its extensive network of one million volunteers in order to deliver our services effectively and successfully through the “Million Volunteer Run”, to be held on Sunday, February 10, 2013.
Registration forms are available at PRC Chapter at Magsaysay Blvd., Tacloban City and other chapters near you. Registration is P200 and discounted registration for students at P100. All registered runners will be given a whistle and are encouraged to wear red tee-shirt. (Vicky C. Arnaiz)
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