The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) expanded its services by approving three additional branches in Visayas.
These are the Alang-Alang Branch in Leyte Chapter and La Carlota City and San Carlos City Branches in Negros Occidental-Bacolod City Chapter.
The announcement which was made on May 12 was a part of the PRC’s 75th founding anniversary celebration this year.
“Sa paggunita natin ng ating ika-75 anibersaryo, handog ng Red Cross ang mga bagong branches para sa ating mga kababayan sa Visayas. Makatitiyak ang ating mga kababayan na mas malapit na ang mga serbisyong ating ibabahagi sa kanila ( As part of out 75th anniversary celebration, PRC presents three new branches in Visasayas for our fellow countrymen. They can assure that our services can be easily given to them through these branches) ,” Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Senator Richard Gordon said in a statment released Friday, June 3.
These new branches will pave the way for bringing services and programs closer to the most vulnerable communities in the region.
La Carlota City and San Carlos City branches have started providing blood services to their communities while the Alang-Alang branch has already scheduled its Mobile Blood Donation.
The branches have ongoing recruitment for Red Cross 143 and Red Cross Youth Council members.
Currently, PRC has 102 active chapters with 40 branches nationwide that are always first, always ready, and always there to provide sustained and effective humanitarian services. (Luisa Cabato)