On Aug 9, 2017, the World Mission Society Church of God Singapore (SGWMSCOG), a strategic partner of the Public Hygiene Council (PHC), participated in a clean-up campaign. This was held for the National Day Parade (NDP). Their efforts were recognised and broadcasted by Channel 8 news, one of Singapore’s main broadcasting channels.
Members from the SGWMSCOG cleaned the Merlion Park and its surrounding area throughout the course of the parade. Dressed in bright yellow vests, they approached the people in the vicinity, giving them gentle reminders to bin their trash. To raise the awareness of keeping Singapore clean, they distributed gifts such as coasters and can-openers. They also brought along trash bags to help viewers dispose litter. Thanks to their hard work, the audience was able to enjoy the performance in a clean environment. Amidst that, they were reminded of their responsibility to keep Singapore Clean. At the end of the parade, the volunteers joined effort with the cleaners to clean up the venue.
Recognition by Channel 8 News
Their volunteerism was well acknowledged by the public and media. Channel 8 News learnt from the NDP 2017 Executive Committee (EXCO) that more people binned their trash as compared to last year. Time spent on cleaning the floating stage and its vicinity was also reduced by half.
Yee Chin Sein, 29, SGWMSCOG member, mentioned “We are here to deliver the important message of no littering” during his interview with he news reporter from Channel 8.
This clean-up event is one among the many worldwide voluntary activities held by the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG). Following God’s teaching of being the salt and light of the world, the WMSCOG wishes to clean up the whole world with the love of Mother, in the hope that every global villager will be embraced by the peace and hope in Mother’s love.