Stu­dent vol­un­teers clean up Brgy. 76-A

Sun.Star Davao - - BILLBOARD - 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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