5TH OF DECEMBER – THE WORLD DAY OF VOLUNTEERS
Macedonian Red Cross, as every year, also today, on December 5, 2017, marked December 5th, the World Volunteer Day celebrated by over 17 million volunteers from around the world within the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Volunteering is an extremely important segment of communities all over the world. The contribution of volunteers improves the lives of the vulnerable population with whom they work and improve the lives of their communities.
The official ceremony was held in Porta Makedonija, where there was addressing of the President of the Macedonian Red Cross, Prof.Dr. Rommel Velev.
President of the Macedonian Red Cross prof. Rommel Velev, who, on his behalf and on behalf of the Macedonian Red Cross, congratulated the World Volunteer Day for all volunteers. He stressed that the benefits of volunteering are many times bigger and wider than the value of the volunteer work done. Volunteers often benefit themselves from activity by learning new skills, developing social trust and acquiring new friends. All people can be good volunteers. Having people of different age, ethnic group, religious affiliation, etc., is a positive advantage for the organization of the Macedonian Red Cross. This emphasizes the message that the national society is an impartial and neutral organization, and that it does not discriminate against anyone for any reason.
In continuation of the official event, the President of the Macedonian Red Cross, prof. Rommel Velev, awarded certificates of gratitude for volunteer achievements and special merits in achieving the humanitarian goals and tasks of the Macedonian Red Cross to: Blagoe Klimkarov, Arian Limani, Aleksandra Sandeva, Ilija Gligorov, Katerina Trajkovska, Hesad Osmani and Nikola Chaushevski.
Also, the Vice President of the Macedonian Red Cross, Mr. Dimitar Karakulev presented a symbolic gift for two migrants (brother and sister) Safuat and Rama Estef, who are volunteering in the activities of the Macedonian Red Cross in support of other migrants who transit through the Republic of Macedonia.