THE SHIELD AND THE GENERALS JOINS HANDS TO HELP VICTIMS OF TYPHOON ULYSSES
In the aftermath of the devastation brought about by Typhoon Ulysses, hundreds of houses were either damaged or submerged in flood waters and thousands of residents in the National Capital Region, especially in the City of Marikina, were displaced due to the extreme flooding or havoc brought about by the rains. In Marikina City, Barangay Tumana was one of the hardest hit by the floods and the rains. Hundreds of residents of the said barangay were confined in evacuation centers, while their houses were still uninhabitable due to the flood.
After Typhoon Ulysses battered the National Capital Region, the officers and members of Escudo DeMolay Alumni Chapter No. 4 and General Douglas MacArthur DeMolay Alumni Chapter No. 5 decided to join forces and mount a mercy relief and feeding mission in Barangay Tumana, Marikina last November 15, 2020.
EDAC No. 4 President Brother Jonas Domingo and GDMDAC No. 5 President Brother Kent Parrilla led their respective alumni chapters in bringing relief and alleviation to the most affected residents of Barangay Tumana, Markina. More than 300 residents of the said barangay received relief goods bag containing instant noodles, powdered instant coffee, canned goods, biscuits, and bottled water. The residents/beneficiaries, likewise, received hygiene kits that contained face masks, face shields, hand soap, toothpastes, and toothbrush.
Aside from the relief goods bag and hygiene kits, all of the beneficiaries were treated to a hot meal of goto, hard boiled eggs, and bread. The barangay officials of Tumana later thanked the officers and members of the two alumni chapters, who were present during the mission, for the help and assistance extended to the victims of the typhoon in the said locality.
Meanwhile Escudo DeMolay Alumni Chapter No. 4 and General Douglas MacArthur DeMolay Alumni Chapter No. 5, both based in the National Capital Region, later expressed their appreciation to their respective members for lending their time, effort and resources in making the relief and feeding mission possible. Both alumni chapters, likewise, expressed gratitude to their various donors who shared financial assistance and took time to donate the various goods needed for the relief mission.
The successful relief drive was attended and supported by the officers and members of the two aforementioned alumni chapters, sisters from the Jobs Daughter International, several brethren from various DeMolay Chapters, family, and friends of the Order.
Credits to Bro. Alvin Llanderal, Chev., LOH