International Volunteer Day in Gama

Brazil-2008-12-05-International Volunteer Day in Gama

On United Nations International Volunteer Day, Dec. 5, 2008, Global Peace Festival-Brazil sponsored several social impact projects in Gama, a satellite city of the capital, Brasilia.

Volunteers planted 150 trees and cleaned ten green areas and public squares. They also collected food to send to Santa Catarina's disaster area. A hundred volunteers had a great time working together for the sake of others, cleaning and caring for the environment.

To celebrate peace, the activities concluded with an ecumenical service, jointly led by a Catholic priest and an evangelical pastor. This event was done in the spirit of the Global Peace Festival, and more projects are planned.

Many city agencies participated in or supported the project, working together with community-based NGOs:

  • Administration of Gama – Mayor's office
  • Gama Green project
  • Clean Agency of Gama
  • Novacap – government agency that donated the 150 trees
  • Community health agencies
  • Gama hospital
  • Health Center #6
  • Military police
  • Fire workers
  • Government social service agency
  • Groups of elderly people
  • Sports official

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