Iglesia ni Cristo charity walk for Yolanda victims aims to set world record
MANILA, Philippines—Around one million Iglesia Ni Cristo members are expected to participate in the INC walkathon for Super Typhoon Yolanda victims as they attempt to break a world record as the largest charity walk early Saturday.
INC members participating in the 1.6-kilometer Worldwide Walk for Yolanda Victims assembled 7 a.m. at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City.
Clad in uniform white shirts, participants in Manila and from other provinces simultaneously inaugurated the “Largest Charity Walk in 24 hours,” which would be also staged in 55 sites worldwide.
The organizers said in United States, the walk will be held in 34 sites; 10 in New Zealand and Australia, six in Europe and five in Asia.
Two days before the walkathon, the Manila District Traffic Enforcement Unit sought the cooperation of motorists as it closes some major roads in Manila.
In a statement, the INC said the walk for a cause aims to raise funds for the construction of new homes for families affected by the destructive typhoon, especially in Tacloban and Leyte.
In a previous Philippine Daily Inquirer report, it said the religious sect has established at least 60 houses for the Yolanda victims.
Yolanda hit Visayas on November 8 last year claimed more than 6,000 lives.
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