Organization in Marikina Helps Marawi Families
“May mga problema sa mga kapatid natin, intindihin po natin. Kahit anumang religion dito, tutulungan natin kung kakayanin.” (Our brothers and sisters are going through something and we should help them. Whatever religion they have, we will help them as long as we can.)
This is what Dr. Marion Andres, the Chairman of Barkadahan ng Marikina said when he was asked why their group reached out to the families affected by the Marawi conflict.
The group gave in-kind donations to Operation Sagip consisting of hygiene kits, books for children, and clothes.
One of its members, Salima Luz, a muslim, shared, “Maging mga Kristiyano pong members, nag abot po ng tulong. Kusang loob po namin at kasiyahan po namin na ibinigay ang mga ‘to para po makatulong man lang sa kanila sa Marawi, kahit malayo kami.” (Even our Christian members gave something whole-heartedly to contribute to the cause. We’re glad that even in this small way, we can help the families in Marawi, even if we are far from them.)
Barkadahan ng Marikina is a non-profit organization with over 5,000 members. Marikina City also houses a Muslim Community.