Our Campaign Storyends 01 Aug 2016, 11:59 PM
In 2015 alone, natural disasters killed more than 16,000 people in Asia Pacific, with some 59.3 million displaced or severely impacted.
While it is feels distant to us here in Singapore, we can nevertheless do something about it.
At Edelman Singapore, we are supporting the Mercy Relief Ground Zero Run for Humanity on 14 August 2016. While some of our staff will be taking part in the 5km and 10km races, some of us will be raising funds internally and externally, and some of us will dabble in both!
The FIRST humanitarian charity run in Singapore saw more than 1200 participants took part on 14 August.
The first and non-competitive category, 5KM Relief Aid Challenge, portrays a survivors experience to obtain urgent supplies. During disaster relief operations in the acute relief phase, Mercy Relief distributes aid to survivors. Some come from remote areas and walk through harsh terrains for hours, to relief distribution points to collect relief packs filled with emergency supplies.
Participants will take on a similar challenge as they carry a relief pack weighing 5 to 7kg for an intense 5KM distance of sand and path. Tag teams of two are allowed in this category, in which team members can take turns to carry the relief pack to complete the 5KM race.
All relief packs from the event were be distributed to local families in need to mark Mercy Reliefs observance of World Humanitarian Day.
We would like to thank all our Partners, Sponsors, Participants and Volunteers for making Ground Zero Run for Humanity 2016 a huge success.
About The Charity
Headquartered in Singapore, Mercy Relief was established in 2003 to respond to human tragedies and disasters in the Asia Pacific. Today, we are Singapore's leading independent disaster relief agency with dedicated leadership, capacity building expertise and an affiliate network operating across the entire disaster management cycle.
Mercy Relief provides emergency aid within 72 hours of an international appeal in the aftermath of a disaster. The objective of our longer-term sustainable development programmes is to uplift and empower communities in five key areas: water & sanitation, shelter, sustainable livelihoods, healthcare and education. For the past 17 years, Mercy Relief has responded to more than 84 human tragedies with more than $44.6 million in relief across 26 countries. We have implemented more than 65 post disaster projects and impacted over 2.5 million lives.
Find more information about how Mercy Relief is transforming lives across Asia at www.mercyrelief.org.