DILG Caraga joins Red Cross Million Volunteer Run

April 17, 2013 photo of Million Run participants CARAGA

Butuan City - Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 13 (CARAGA) officially joined several other government, non-government agencies, academic institutions and other sectors in Butuan City and the Province of Agusan del Norte in the Million Volunteer Run launched by the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) recently.

With the theme dubbed as “I Choose to Run to Save Lives”, the Million Volunteer Run is a fun run that seeks to demonstrate that our country leads in championing the spirit of volunteerism as a means of saving lives.

The run kicked off from Butuan City Sports Complex at Brgy. Libertad going to Capitol Grounds of the Province of Agusan del Norte.  It was a simultaneous event held in strategic areas all throughout the country.

The proceeds of the funds will go to PNRCs critical humanitarian services to support the country’s need to address disaster preparedness and response, health and welfare, and voluntary blood donation.

Atty. Felixberto Guiritan, Chairperson of PNRC – Butuan City and Agusan del Norte Chapter said that the Million Volunteer Run will establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with different sectors in order to build a strong community fueled with the fire of volunteerism.

An awarding ceremony for the top ten runners who reached the finish line culminated the event. The PNRC-Butuan City and Agusan del Norte Chapter also awarded the agencies, sectors and outstanding individuals who regularly donated blood to the Red Cross with plaques and certificates.  - Florian Faith Jr. P. Bayawa