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Singapore Red Cross launches inaugural Project Home
A nation-wide youth volunteer movement and donation drive in aid of the less privileged
community in Singapore

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Singapore Red Cross Society (SRC) invites the public to the launch of Project Home, a new project
targeted at the less privileged in Singapore.
Podcast The launch ceremony will be held at Outram Park [Google Map link] on 5 June at 9.00am
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Link to podcast featuring Project Home comprises a youth volunteer movement of 200 teams to clean up and repaint the blogs that link to this
homes of under-privileged households across the island in conjunction with a donation drive aimed at social media release
a) Celebrity Ambassador the general public.
Edmund Chen [interview]
Project Home is supported by the Ministry for Community Development, Youth & Sports and the guest
b) Minister (MCYS) Dr. of honour will be the Minister himself, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan. He will grace the event alongside SRC
Vivian Balakrishnan Chairman Mr Tua Tee Ba.
[quotes]
SRC celebrity ambassador Edmund Chen will also be present to lend a helping hand to the youth
volunteers as they spruce up the households.
Project Home 2010
Following the launch ceremony, volunteers will set off for 3 important links
the households to begin the clean-up and repainting.
Home Page:
A key part of the movement involves the volunteers
http://www.redcross.co
sharing their reflections and experiences with Singaporeans
via social media. m.sg

An online portal has been set up since 8 May to bring the YouTube Community:
donation drive online and accessible to all Singaporeans http://www.youtube.co
m/user/SgRedCross
To date, $150 000 has been collected from the ongoing donation drive, from both generous
Singaporeans and corporate partners.
Twitter:
http://twitter.com/sgre
Corporate partners like Nippon paint and Dettol have kindly pledged to provide cleaning and painting
materials for all the teams during the event.
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SRC urges all Singaporeans to show their support for Project Home, whether in person, making a
donation or even through the social media platforms.
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Date/Time Stamp: 29 May 2010 10:00
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Chairman Mr Tua: “SRC aspires to engage Singaporeans through more local community efforts. Project
c) Ambassador with
Home captures the essence perfectly”
volunteers Ambassador Edmund Chen: “Just like SRC, I believe in helping those around us who are in need.”

d) Event Highlights
Established in 1973, the SRC (Singapore Red Cross) is part of a world-wide, non-political, non-religious
movement which based its work on the fundamental principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality,
independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. SRC provides assistance in relief operations in
times of disaster; and in auxiliary health and welfare services to the sick, the handicapped, the aged
and the poor. For more information, kindly visit www.redcross.org.sg