Covid-19 Reignites The Pinoy Bayanihan Spirit

Covid-19 Reignites The Pinoy Bayanihan Spirit

Migrante Alberta, The Alberta Filipino Journal (AFJ), Congress of the Philippine Associations of Alberta (COPAA), and Coco’s Nest Restaurant Team have joined forces to assist kababayans in Edmonton.

In their own small ways, they were able to contribute whatever they can dole out for the benefits of our destitute or less fortunate kababayans. For instance,
• COPAA, in cooperation with Coco’s Nest donated food vouchers and services worth $1,250;
• AFJ, through the initiative of the editor and publisher, donated 20 bags of rice;
• Edmonton fashion designer Fely Agader donated 100 reusable masks;
• Fort Distillery, a local distillery in Fort Saskatchewan donated 25 locally produced isopropyl alcohol;
• Migrante distributed 46 ($50) grocery cards and separately, also distributed groceries for 35 non-status people and kababayans in precarious situations who cannot leave their homes.

Along with Migrante team of drivers, AFJ Editor-in-Chief Lito Velasco also volunteered in the delivery of goods. Funds were collected from individuals and groups in Edmonton that were used to purchase groceries and grocery cards.

In addition to our effort to support our undocumented kababayans, we started a petition/letter signing campaign to get support from the Provincial Government which was sent to all the MLAs this morning. The letter was signed by over 125 health care professionals all over Alberta. You can add your voice. Here is the link to the letter:

We will continue to collect support from you.

Maraming Salamat po sa inyong kagandahang loob! Larawan kayo at may tatak ng isang tunay na Pilipino!

Filipino Designer Fely Agader of Agader Fashions donated hundreds of face masks.
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