JCI Manila Joins the National Day of Service

The National Day of Service, a set of community service activities was conducted last June 2 at Smokey Mountain. It was spearheaded by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and in partnership with JCI Manila.

Despite the gloomy weather, around 200 of our Mormon brothers and sisters went to Smokey Mountain and conducted activities for the benefit of the community. Some of our brothers and sisters offered free cleaning of hands and feet to some 50 children, while others repainted the walls in the Gawad Kalinga center. Another group went to the Field of Dreams with Tito Nonoy Marquez and cleaned the recreational facility's grounds. Lots of broken pieces of glass scattered around the field were recovered, among other litter.

The activities started at 8:30 in the morning and were finished by lunch time. Hygiene kits and some food were handed over by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to the Gawad Kalinga center after the activities.

Participants in the activities were led by JCI Manila President Rodney Dizon, VP Rich Estuesta, Dir. Albert Rayala. Repainting of the walls wouldn't have been possible without the generous support of JCI Manila Senate President Reggie Yu who donated several containers of paint.

This joint effort once again shows JCI Manila's unfading commitment to the community of Smokey Mountain and its continuous collaboration with other organizations to create positive change in society.