Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Join Red Cross Million Volunteer Run

Hello po! Many times on my way home on moonlit evenings riding a bus, I notice this building of Philippine Red Cross Tower in 37 EDSA cor Boni Ave., Mandaluyong City.

Philippine Red Cross Tower in 37 EDSA cor Boni Ave., Mandaluyong City.
Does it also catch your attention when you pass by? They have transferred in this modern building with state of the art facilities on the first day of June this year.

I didn't expect that one day I would be invited here and enter the premises as a blogger.

red cross hq

Ambulance parked in front. PRC Hotline: 143 or Call Tel. Nos. 790-2300/ 790-2341 to 45.
There are 118 new ambulances under the new Chairmanship.

prc ambulance

Dedication and Board of Directors Plaque and Million Volunteer Run (MVR) promotion.

Dedication and Board of Directors Plaque and Million Volunteer Run (MVR) promotion.

On that day, October 24, we were "bombarded" with an influx of information that this blog may need to have a mini-series if I write it all down haha! But the main program/projects revolve on- Safety Services, Volunteer Services, Haiyan, MVR 3 and OPCEN.

Red Cross Services include Safety Services, Social Services, Health Services, Blood Services and Disaster Management Services.

Here is Mr. Benjo Bacani, national field representative from PRC Safety Department, discussing Safety Services, which is tasked with a nationwide educational campaign to ensure the health and safety of the Filipino people.

Mr. Benjo Bacani, national field representative from PRC Safety Department, discussing Safety Services.

The slogan of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and the 7 Fundamental Principles of the Movement.

The slogan of Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and Fundamental Principles of the Movement.
Volunteers + Logistics + Information Technology
Always First, Always Ready, Always There!

The Red Cross 143 Organization

The Red Cross 143
Red Cross 143 requires
In 1 village= 1 team leader + min. 43 members

Mandate RA 10072 Philippine Red Cross Act

Mandate RA 10072 Philippine Red Cross Act

130, 905 houses built since Dick Gordon assumed Chairmanship in 2005.

 130, 905 houses built since Dick Gordon assumed Chairmanship in 2005.

Hot Meals and Food Items. This is HALAL for our Muslim brothers and sisters.

Hot Meals and Food Items. This is HALAL for our Muslim brothers and sisters.

Philippine Red Cross acquired the brand new $80M vessel M/V Susitna.

Philippine Red Cross acquired the ship MV Susitna

Haiyan Update.

prc haiyan update

The Philippine Red Cross is one of the BEST Red Cross societies in the world and serves as model to others.
PRC as donor society.

Philippine Red Cross as donor society.

The aim of MVR is not only to raise funds for purchasing ambulances, rescue and food trucks, shelters and other lifesaving vehicles and equipment, but more so that the Philippines will be recognized as the MOST Humanitarian Country in Asia!

What: Million Volunteer Run- the Biggest Run for Humanity
Kit Inclusion: Singlet, MVRH Runner Card, race info sheet and registration form
When: December 13, 2015 (or for some chapters, moved to February 6, 2016) Assembly time 5 AM. 6 AM to 10 AM
Distance: Base distance 3 KM, but some chapters offer more than 3K
Who: Everybody can join- even disabled persons, pets, etc. Target 3M runners
Where happening: Nationwide, coordinate with your local Red Cross Chapter
Where to buy tickets: PRC Tower, any of the 102 Red Cross Chapters Nationwide, SM Ticketnet Website, SM Ticket Counters in Malls
How much: Registration fee of Php 400 per runner

What: Million Volunteer Run the Biggest Run for HUmanity  Kit Inclusion: Singlet, MVRH Runner Card, race info sheet and registration form When: December 13, 2015 Who can join: Everybody can join even disabled, pets, etc. 3M target runners. Where happening: Nationwide Where to buy tickets: PRC Tower or any Red Cross Chapter Nationwide How much: Php 400 per runner Registration fee

Running/fitness bloggers, advocacy bloggers, lifestyle bloggers of the Philippines, with  Atty. Richard J. Gordon (PRC Chairman and CEO; Member, Governing Board, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies or IFRC) and Dr. Gwendolyn Pang (PRC Secretary General).

Running/fitness bloggers, advocacy bloggers, lifestyle bloggers of the Philippines, with  Atty. Richard J. Gordon (PRC Chairman and CEO; Member, Governing Board, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies or IFRC) and Dr. Gwendolyn Pang (PRC Secretary General).

Of course, I would never miss having a photo op with Chairman Gordon whom I admire and respect so much. He is an action man, hardworking, selfless (did you know that he is PRC's biggest volunteer and is not even receiving payment?), brilliant, and with excellent foresight or vision for the future. We definitely need a man of his caliber especially that the Philippines is disaster prone- being in the Pacific Ring of Fire and Typhoon Belt!

philippine red cross chairman ceo senator richard dick gordon

I was also very surprised to know that Red cross receives NIL (read: ZERO) funds from the government!!! If they will receive money from the government then they will have to support the incumbent official, and that is a no-no since Red cross is IMPARTIAL and unbiased!!! Red Cross thrives with some fund generating sources (like first aider weekly training),  thru donations and volunteers!

PRC Membership Program

Here is the OPCEN. See the digital clock at the back, it indicates time left before MVR.

Philippine Red Cross Operations Center

OPCEN is the central nervous system. The repository of PRC's database and command center, important as they are continuously monitoring and coordinating in this hub.

prc bloggers con

The race singlet.

Million VOlunteer Run 3 Race Singlet

I registered and paid Php 800 at the main office for me and my partner! We are looking forward in joining the Million Volunteer Run.

million volunteer run 2015

Red-dy...

Come join us on this fun run/ run for a cause on December 13! All proceeds will go to a worthy cause - Red Cross, that we can depend on in times of need and disaster! And, as Chariman Gordon says, think of it as a tithing! See you there!
The MVR 3 card serves as a keepsake and also includes the runner's personal info. The IFRC backs claim that he/she participated in the BIGGEST humanity run.

I highly encourage everyone, come join us on this fun run/ run for a cause on December 13 (or for some chapters, moved to February 6, 2016) 6 AM! All proceeds will go to a worthy cause - Red Cross, that we can depend on in times of need and disaster! And, as Chairman Gordon says, think of it as a tithing! See you there! :)

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