ARMY & EXO-L Organizes their Community Pantries


The generous and kind intentions for community pantries keep on spreading, and it is truly a wonderful sight to see.

Among the newest organizers of the “Bayanihan” effort are KPOP fans.

Many KPOP fans are pretty active with charity work within their respective countries and donating to charity programs worldwide. So, it is no surprise that these fans extend their goodwill in these times.

EXO-Ls are the fandom of one of KPOP’s most significant sensations, EXO. They themed their project as the EXO community pantry, and an EXO-L member, Kristine Santos, shared her thoughts on this pandemic.

“During the pandemic diba napaka-stressful po at napaka-depressing times? So parang wala ako masyadong makausap, hindi makalabas. So parang, somehow, EXO keep my sanity. Nagbigay sila (EXO) ng happiness and inspiration.

In small ways gusto po naming ibahagi through this kind of community service.”

(During the pandemic, it’s been so stressful and depressing, right? I wasn’t able to talk much to anyone; I couldn’t go out. So, somehow, EXO kept my sanity. They gave happiness and inspiration.

In small ways, we want to give back through this kind of community service.)

Lola Felicidad Manansala, who acquired essentials from the community pantry hearity, thanked the organizers.

“Malaking tulong ito sa amin na walang mapagkakakitaan. Maraming salamat sa inyo.”

(This is a big help for us, especially since we have no work. Thank you so much.)

The ARMY fandom of the colossal boy group in the world, BTS, took it among themselves to extend help to those in need during these difficult times in Cavite.

“ARMYs UNITE!” 💜 TINGNAN: Nagtulong-tulong magtayo ng sariling #CommunityPantry ang isang grupo ng fans ng South Korean…

Posted by GMA News on Tuesday, 20 April 2021

“They are one of the most compassionate groups in the KPOP industry. Na influence po kami and sobrang inspired namin. Ayaw namin silang i-represent na as fan-girling lang. Gusto namin mag reach po yung love, and ipakita po namin na irerepresent yung good ARMY culture,”

(They are one of the most compassionate groups in the KPOP industry. We’ve been influenced [by their charity work], and we are so inspired [to do it too]. We don’t want to represent them [BTS] as pure fan-girls only. We want to reach [out] the love and show them that we embody the good ARMY culture.)

Shared by Bie Rosales, one of the initiators of the ARMY Cavite Fanbase Community Pantry.

Reine Reyes, another member of the ARMY Cavite Fanbase, added that they were often surprised to see donations pouring in that’s more than what they’ve anticipated. As the ARMY fandom is significant, it allows the fans to do more charity work, causes to the community.

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Lois I.