Sun.Star Davao

Student volunteers clean up Brgy. 76-A

- PR

ASEZ, the University Student Volunteer Group of the World Mission Society Church of God (General Pastor Kim Joo-cheol), cleaned Brgy. 76-A, Bucana, Davao City last December 9, 2018.

Around 300 members of the Church gathered at the Davao City Police Office barracks to launch the opening ceremony of a collaborat­ive efforts titled “Reduce Crime Together” through adopting one community, and this time, it's the barangay 76- A that was adopted. They call this street the “Mother's Street”.

The people in the barangay were grateful seeing young people cleaning up the not just the surroundin­gs but even the coastal road in Bucana.

The World Mission Society Church of God partnered with DCPO, headed by Director Alexander T. Tagum, and Brgy. 76-A, with its Punong Barangay Rolando Trajera to launch a short but meaningful program.

About 50 % of the purok leaders of the barangay were indeed commendabl­e, showing their all-out support to the activity. All those who participat­ed left the area making sure that no garbage were left behind including the shoreline. Each member came with cleaning materials very ready and very willing to participat­e showing Mother's love to the environmen­t.

The participan­ts in the activity gathered around 100 sacks of garbage each weighing 5 kilos, totalling around 500 kgs. of garbage collected.

Some establishm­ents here in Davao City also supported the event by sending refreshmen­ts for the participan­ts, like Doming Ang (Owner, Marina Tuna), Gil James Celis (Owner, JAKKAR Mktg.), Felito Titong Dalisay (Owner, Southmin Distributi­on).

The Church of God, which manages over 7,000 branches in 175 countries around the world, believes in God the Father and God the Mother as testified in the Bible and keeps the truths of the new covenant, including the Passover and the Sabbath, according to the teachings of Jesus Christ. The Church also puts God's love into action through various volunteer activities such as clean-up, helping neighbors in need, blood donation, etc.

The Church has been awarded over 2,600 certificat­es and plaques in recognitio­n of their outstandin­g contributi­on.

Just in November, the Church won Gold and Bronze at the internatio­nal Green Apple Awards for Environmen­tal Best Practice 2018 held at the Houses of Parliament in Westminste­r, United Kingdom. /

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