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Remember to Bin Your Litter, SCMS2016!

Dec 18, 2016 | Activities, Environmental Protection

The Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2016, held from Dec 03-04 2016, saw runners from all over the world taking part in this annual event. It included categories such as the Full Marathon (42.195km), Half Marathon (21.1km), and 10km run.

During the event, the Public Hygiene Council (PHC) collaborated with the World Mission Society Church of God Singapore (SGWMSCOG) to remind the public to bin their litters as part of the “Keep Singapore Clean Movement”.

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90 Volunteers from the World Mission Society Church of God Singapore at Padang

At 7:30 am, 90 volunteers from the SGWMSCOG headed towards the Padang- the place where the race ends and where the highest volume of trash was expected by the PHC.

The earliest race started at 4:30 am, and at about 8 am, some had already finished their run and were resting in the company of their family and friends. Many were seen consuming bananas and isotonic drinks as means to replenish energy.

Clad in their yellow vests, the volunteers approached the crowd with bright smiles and reminded them to bin their litter and to keep the place clean.

Whilst chatting about the marathon and congratulating the runners, volunteers also handed out a foldable fan, sponsored by PHC. Many were appreciative of the gesture and took action to bin their litter in the designated areas.

Wei Wei, 25, a runner who took part in the Half Marathon, commented, “I was wondering why there were a number of people wearing bright yellow vests walking around and chatting with people. I was later warmly approached by some volunteers and found out that they were giving us a gentle reminder to keep the place clean. I thought it was certainly a needed and good movement in such a big event like this. Keep up the wonderful work, World Mission Society Church of God! ”

“Really grateful for the effort that members of the SGMSCOG put in to maintain the clean and green environment of Singapore. Thank you,” said Zou Xiangyu, 22.

Towards the end of the event, the volunteers gathered near the exit of the venue to cheer the racers on. They assembled in a line and chorused “We love you! Keep Singapore Clean!”

Many were pleasantly surprised. Some waved, while others took pictures, and some reciprocated by gesticulating “We love you” to the volunteers. It was a fun-filled morning.

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Volunteers from World Mission Society Church of God Singapore lined up to cheer the marathon runners

The SGWMSCOG volunteers expressed their enthusiasm to be part of events as such in future, in which they are able to exercise a positive influence on the public.

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37 Comments

  1. Angel

    It really good causes, I would love to join on the next one. Please organise more such volunteer for Singapore.
    When you do volunteer to help others even in a small way, it produce harmony and caring for mankind.
    👍 Wmscog

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  2. Today

    Good things! The photo explains what happened to them. Bright smiles on their faces.

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  3. Eileen

    So good experience to participate in volunteer service for other people!

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  4. Eden

    God bless you brothers and sisters! Let’s run toward heaven as well 😀 Thanks to Heavenly Father and Mother.

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  5. Camila

    It seems vivid. Coming to other people with bright smile is such a great thing!

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  6. Mary

    wow! Everyone there looks so happy and joyful! Good to see you:)

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  7. kellyoonivers

    The volunteers enthusiasm is so impressive

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  8. noeleden

    God bless you.
    WMSCOG members always look happy because they always feel God the mother’s love and share it.

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  9. :)

    Great to see that many people can keep Singapore clean, thank to the efforts from the church of God! Really hope to get the chance to particpate in the future event 🙂

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  10. simyl

    I am so thankful to join all the volunteer activities at WMSCOG which have taught me how to give love! 🤗

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  11. Dennis

    WMSCOG members played a prominent part in our society. It’s wonderful!

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  12. csara

    Their smiles make me very happy. Thanks to Elohim God!!

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  13. erica

    all give thanks to father and mother.

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  14. dj

    “Action speaks louder than words.”

    Members of the World Mission Society Church of God not just read and study the bible but apply the teachings of God in their daily lives. By contributing back to the society through such meaningful volunteer activities, they practice God’s teaching: Love your neighbour as you love yourself! Kudos to the World Mission Society Church of God!

    Please continue to set good examples for the citizens of Singapore and keep up the good work! Our society is blessed to have people like you! Thank you very much!

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  15. szaz

    Sometimes, even I as a member of the Church of God am amazed at the variety of our voluntary work for the benefit of the community. God bless you!

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  16. diana

    I am proud of WMSCOG members. Thanks to Elohim god. ANIMO brothers and sisters!

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  17. Jess

    wonderful WMSCOG members 🙂

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  18. erica

    There is full of God’s love. Great.

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  19. erica

    thanks to father and mother.

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  20. Cathy

    WMSCOG Members are giving good influence and passion for the people in the volunteer service.

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  21. Angela

    Yes! That’s the WMSCOG^^~ Two thumbs up!^^~ Thank you Heavenly Father and Mother^^

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  22. Kevin Power

    Wonderful WMSCOG! WMSCOG is the one organization that can change the world!!

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  23. Lawrence

    Your smiles make me happy. Thank you! beauriful volunteer work.

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  24. Anna Taylor

    Good job!! The members of church of God look so happy whenever they carry out the volunteer service and share the love of God. God bless you!!

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  25. karen

    真正的基督徒就是要做这个世上的光和盐,正如他们所行的一样

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  26. Sarah love

    Awesome!! How wonderful things you are doing!! Animo~!! World Mission Society Church of God Singapore members~~:D

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  27. Stella

    Our lovely members of WMSCOG practicing God the Mother’s love to neighbors, I am very proud of them.
    I LOVE YOU♥

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  28. 珠莉

    记得那天真的很热啊!可是所有的运动员和上帝的教会圣徒们都没有因为太晒而减少热情!果然是跟随上帝榜样的上帝的教会的圣徒啊!

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  29. 雷安李

    👍 加油,WMSCOG. Continue to be good examples to society

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  30. remington

    You did it again! The clean movements with WMSCOG are really tremendous experience to everyone.

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  31. Van

    One small step for Singapore, one giant leap for mankind! Kudos to WMSCOG for their efforts and sincerity. Definitely seeing more volunteering acts in the near future, see you soon!

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  32. Heather

    All the runners looked so cheerful as well! Surely the volunteers from the WMSCOG brought smiles to their faces. Though the runners might have felt tired, seeing the warm greetings from the members would have surely made their day!
    Keep up the good work, World Mission Society, Church of God. 👍🏻💪🏻

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  33. Steffi

    It’s so wonderful that the World Mission Society Church of God Singapore is trying their best to make Singapore a clean and green city 😍

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  34. GX

    Great job, volunteers from WMSCOG! I believe you can be good influence to the youths in Singapore! 🙂

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  35. smileysmiley

    Its a meaningful event that WMSCOG participated. Even though I am not able to join, I am pleased to see how members are willing to sacrifice their time to create awareness that all of us have a part to keep Singapore clean and green 😊

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  36. Hf

    Great gesture by the Church of God! Good to see a religious organisation that does good volunteer work!

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  37. Patrick Wong

    Amazing! It was a wonderful experience to be able to take part in the volunteer service by World Mission society Church of God! When will be the next one? It is a meaningful event whereby people are aware of the importance of keeping Singapore clean!

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