The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Malabon Chapter held its first fundraising golf tournament, dubbed “Swing for Humanity,” last May 22 at EastRidge Golf and Country Club, Binangonan, Rizal. The tournament was an opportunity for golf enthusiasts to be part of the PRC’s humanitarian mission by donating to the PRC Malabon Chapter and enjoying their sport at the same time. Fundraising activities such as this enable PRC chapters to sustain their operations, especially in times of disaster and emergency situations.
PRC Chairman and CEO Richard J. Gordon lauded the PRC Malabon Chapter for its boldness and creativity in organizing the golf tournament, saying, “The Philippine Red Cross charter provides that all Filipinos must be given the chance to participate in the Philippine Red Cross’s humanitarian activities. Donating to the Red Cross is one way of becoming part of the country’s foremost humanitarian organization.”
PRC Malabon Chapter Board of Directors Chairman Ricky Sandoval spearheaded the planning and execution of the fundraiser. Local stakeholders who see the importance of the PRC’s work in the area demonstrated their support through their donation and participation.
PRC Secretary General Dr. Gwen Pang congratulated the PRC Malabon Chapter for the successful event and expressed gratitude to the donors. “This first golf tournament is an important milestone. We are really grateful to our supporters, who extended their support to this event. I know that the chapter gave its full effort to stage this fundraiser,” said Pang. Dr. Pang also commended the PRC Malabon Chapter’s chapter administrator, Ms. Julie Legaspi, and her staff and the volunteers, who worked to make this first-ever golf tournament fundraiser happen.
Malabon City — The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Malabon City Chapter held its 6th Chapter Assembly on 29 November 2022 at the Rotary Club of Malabon Civic Center with the theme “Harvesting Opportunity for a Prepared and Engaged Community”. The event is an annual opportunity to honor, highlight, and report the powerful contributions of volunteers to the Malabon City Chapter’s activities and achievements.
PRC Chairman and CEO Richard J. Gordon expressed his appreciation for the staff and volunteers of the Malabon City Chapter. “Ngayong araw na ito ay binabati ko kayo para sa marami ninyong nagawa para maiangat ang mga kababayan nating nasa vulnerable situations […]. Agaran ang pagresponde ninyo sa mga sunog at puspusan din ang vaccination drive ninyo laban sa polio at Covid-19 […]. Masaya ako na kumpleto na ang Red Cross 143 (RC143) volunteer ng inyong chapter, at ngayon ay kumikilos naman kayo para makumpleto ang RC143 ng mga barangay,” said Chairman Gordon.
During the assembly, the Board of Directors of the Malabon City Chapter reported on the chapter’s activities and achievements, which support the goals of PRC’s different services. The report stated that amid the decline of blood donors and blood donation activities because of the global pandemic, the Malabon City Chapter remained committed to PRC’s goal of delivering adequate, safe, and quality blood supply to the most vulnerable. From 2020 to 2022, it collected 2, 095 blood units from 2, 429 donors and dispensed 1, 959 units. The chapter also emphasized their successful vaccination drives against Covid-19, measles, and polio.
Mayor and Malabon City Chapter Board of Directors Honorary Chairman Jeannie Sandoval mentioned that the growing number of their volunteers greatly contributed to the success of their activities. The chapter, meanwhile, also elected its new set of Board of Directors.
PRC Secretary General Gwendolyn Pang to PRC Malabon City Chapter: “The Malabon City Chapter is fortunate to have active volunteers. Let me applaud the staff and volunteers of this chapter for your dedication and commitment to alleviating human suffering and uplifting human dignity.