3200th Clean-up Drive at Manila Bay in Celebration of receiving the UK Queen’s Award
Cleanup Drive at Manila Bay
The Church of God was founded by Christ Ahnsahnghong in South Korea, and has branched out to more than 2,500 locations in 175 countries. In lieu of receiving the UK Queen’s Award, the Metro Manila Chapter of the Church of God organized an event to cleanup Drive at the coasts of Manila Bay on August 28,2016 from 3pm to 5pm.
More than 700 members gathered exceeding 100 tons were removed from the coasts of Manila Bay
Despite the unpredictable weather and the even more unpredictably busy lives, more than 700 members of the World Mission Society Church of God gathered to participate in the event. The members were brimming with happiness as they illuminate Roxas boulevard with their bright shirts and even brighter smiles. The volunteers were undeniably resolved to share the love of God the Mother to their fellow countrymen. Shortly after starting the clean up event, volunteers were already running out of garbage sacks. Within the first hour, the volunteers already achieved their goal of filling up 1000 sacks of garbage. Their zeal to shine the glory of God the Mother was unstoppable. Within the second hour, truckloads of wastes exceeding 100 tons were removed from the coasts of Manila Bay. The wastes consist mainly of non-biodegradable materials ranging from plastics, packaging for consumer products(i.e. shampoo, soap, junk food) textile, rubber, glass, metals, used diapers and even parasitical water lilies.
This clean up campaign is done in cooperation with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Manila City Hall, Manila Tourism, Rotary Club of Manila, Philippine Navy, Philippine Coast Guard, Disaster Risk and Management of Manila and Sigma Force.
Cleanup Drive was held in celebration of receiving the UK Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services
The World Mission Society Church of God delivers the love of God the Mother. The Church held its 3200th cleanup drive in celebration of receiving the UK Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services. The Queen’s award is the highest award, given only to the most excellent organizations operating in the UK. Organizations can receive this award by conducting exemplary and explicit volunteer activities continuously for at least three years.
What makes them to receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service? It was given in recognition of the organization’s outstanding voluntary work. It is made possible by the members’ willingness to sacrifice themselves to better their society, being inspired by the love of God the Mother.
So, in the certificate signed by Queen Elizabeth II herself, the purpose for the award was clearly stated:
“ UK ZION, a group of volunteers from the World Mission Society Church of God, shares Mother’s love through a range of initiatives.
We being cognisant of the said group’s outstanding voluntary work in the community, and being desirous of showing our Royal Favour do hereby confer upon it.”