Last year, members of the St. John Rescue Corps carried out 10,000 hours of voluntary work together with Department of Civil Protection officials.
During a visit to the union headquarters at Fort Madliena by Prime Minister Robert Abela and Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sport and Volunteering Clifton Grima, it was explained that it is common practice for St John’s volunteers Rescue Corps to go on rescue operations with Civil Protection workers and assist in whatever is needed.
Between March and May this year members were involved in 826 hours of community service, 36 hours of firefighting assistance and 459 hours in other duties. A particular vehicle has also recently been purchased which can reach restricted locations which are usually impossible for larger vehicles to reach.
All members and management of this organization are volunteers who are often asked to assist in various operations and it is not the first time they are required to assist the authorities at mass events.
The operation of the association depends entirely on donations and financial assistance offered by the Government such as that offered by the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector.
The Prime Minister personally thanked all members for continuing to strengthen volunteering in our country and stressed that the Government’s door is always open for the St John Rescue Corps and other similar organizations that carry out voluntary work with so much dedication and love.
meħtieġa jagħtu daqqa t’id lill-awtoritajiet f’avvenimenti tal-massa.
L-operat tal-għaqda jiddependi kompletament fuq donazzjonijiet u għajnuna finanzjarja li joffri l-Gvern bħal dik li joffri l-Kunsill Malti għas-Settur tal-Volontarjat.
Il-Prim Ministru rringrazzja personalment lill-membri kollha talli komplew isaħħu l-volontarjat f’pajjiżna u saħaq li l-bieb tal-Gvern huwa dejjem miftuħ għas-St John Rescue Corps u għaqdiet oħra simili li jwettqu xogħol ta’ volontarjat b’tant dedikazzjoni u mħabba.