CALOOCAN City, Nov. 2, 2015 – Knights of Columbus Council #12878 of San Jose de Agudo Parish put up a first aid station on Sunday, Nov. 1 at the La Loma cemetery to address emergencies that may crop up during All Saints’ Day activities.
“Aside from offering free blood pressure check, we have also prepared some first aid medicines just in case anyone in the area will need them,” said council Grand Knight Conrad D. Mercado, describing the project which has been ongoing for five years now.
“Our members are also on stand-by to help if any untoward emergency happens,” he further explained.
This effort is to provide assistance to individuals who flocked to the memorial park to
remember and pray for their departed loved ones during the weekend.
With the support of their parish priest, Fr. Ruben Maybuena, and KO2 District Deputy Rommel Lopez, the council and volunteers pledged to continue the project.
“We see the need for this charitable activity during this time of year. And as members of this fraternity, we remain united in extending relief to our fellowmen,” added Deputy Grand Knight Teodorico C.
Aside from gaining public commendations, this particular endeavor of the KofC San Jose de Agudo Council #12878 in Caloocan City, has also received a Columbian Award and was featured in Columbia Magazine in 2012.
“More than receiving distinguished awards and special mentions, we have been doing this because we experience joy and pleasure every time we manage to serve a person who approached our station,” Mercado said.
On the other hand, the council has been known for its various parish and community programs which all exemplify the order’s four main principles: charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism.
Meanwhile, several other Knights of Columbus councils nationwide have also conducted their respective projects and activities during the commemoration of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. (Myraine Carluen Policarpio / CBCP News)