After being named as the ambassador for the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray is once again taking the role for another local agency—this time, it’s for the Philippine Red Cross.
In a Twitter post, Philippine Red Cross chairman and CEO, Sen. Richard Gordon, said that Catriona will serve as a perfect advocate of positivity amid the pandemic. (Read: Taguig City Deploys ‘Robonurses’ to Protect Health Workers)
“Cat is the perfect advocate to show us that there is a silver lining in what we are going through with this pandemic,” he said. “She promotes the importance of getting tested for COVID-19, following health protocol, staying at home, and donating blood. She will be working with the @philredcross in our campaign to achieve #VictoryOverVirus.”
Advocate of Positivity
View this post on Instagram
“I’m very flattered and excited for my new partnership with my new family, Philippine Red Cross. I really believe in all the work that they do, especially during a time like this that our nation is facing this pandemic.” – Catriona Gray Miss Universe 2018 @catriona_gray takes on her new role as Philippine Red Cross Ambassador. Recently, she visited the Philippine Red Cross headquarters in Mandaluyong and underwent a swab test for the virus. Aside from campaigning for information on the pandemic, Gray said she would also advocate for blood donations. Congratulations to our Queen on this new endeavor! We support you all the way!💕 #CatrionaGray #MissUniverse2018 #PhilippineRedCrossAmbassador
As the newest Red Cross ambassador, Catriona will educate her fellow Filipinos on the importance of health guidelines for COVID-19. (Read: Travel Guidelines: 3 Things You Need to Know)
“The longer we’re in the pandemic, I feel the more it’s easier for people to become more complacent or to think it has passed,” Catriona told ABS-CBN’s TeleRadyo on Sunday, September 6.
“But it’s really consistent with the messaging that we really need to adapt all those health guidelines into our everyday lives, like doing hand washing or being aware kung may symptoms ka, knowing what symptoms to look out for, and really alerting your either workplace or your family or local health department agad agad.”
Catriona also shared her hopes to use her voice and position as an ambassador to call for more blood donations during the pandemic. (Read: Call for donors! PGH runs low on blood supply for patients)
“I hope I can utilize my platform as ambassador for Philippine Red Cross to call for blood donations, and really call for donations that will allow testing (and other) services of the Philippine Red Cross to be accessible to every single Filipino,” she said.
Watch here interview below: