Ayuda sa Amsterdam Heroes: Jam & Martin
Jam and Martin lives in Amsterdam for 7 years. Jam grew up in Quezon and Martin is from Pangasinan. They’re married and have a beautiful young daughter.
They both decided to come to Europe to earn a living and help support their family back home in The Philippines.
Their volunteerism began when Jam distributed free facemasks to people in need when Covid first started. This got the ball rolling in their activism work and felt motivated to help others and that’s how they found the Ayuda. They’re both dedicated in supporting the community and it brings them a lot of joy.
“Dealing with different type of people isn’t always easy but they always put a smile on their faces. Hearing their stories and knowing what they are going through is not also easy. Sometimes the weather is unpredictable and we’ve been caught in the rain…. but the ayuda must go on!”
Jam and Martin feel super bless to be part of the program and meet new people.
Their positivity, their bright outlook on life and their desire to help others is inspirational:
Jam believes that “everything has its own purpose and God is always in control, but what is important is our response. Our purpose will not work on its own, it is up to us to do our part”.
Martin has two motto to life “Death is certain, so we need to do good while we are alive” and “Eat first, pay later”.
“Everything has its own purpose and God is always in control, but what is important is our response. Our purpose will not work on its own, it is up to us to do our part”.
Ayuda sa Amsterdam Heroes is a feature mini series to highlight the spirit of volunteerism and camaraderie during covid-19 pandemic. May their stories spark bravery and heroism to all of us and may it serve as a beacon of hope to those who needs help.
DO YOU NEED HELP?
If you need help, you may read more on what we do via the link below. We do weekly distribution of food aid in Amsterdam.
Alternatively, please send an email to AyudasaAmsterdam@FilipinoLGBT.eu.
DO YOU WANT TO HELP?
Do you want to volunteer or help us with us with our work? Please kindly send an email to AyudasaAmsterdam@FilipinoLGBT.eu.
Alternatively, you may also make a donation via the link below: