(HAGATNA, Oct. 26) - The Ayuda Foundation has launched its CNMI disaster relief drive to assist the residents of Tinian and Saipan hurting from the devastation caused by Supertyphoon Yutu.
The foundation is soliciting donations from individuals, companies and groups that want to help out in this time of need.
Items that are especially needed in the CNMI at this time are water, canned goods, tarps, rope, mosquito coils, nets, mosquito repellants, first aid kits, flashlights, batteries, tools, nails, machetes, butane stoves, butane cartridges, adult and children diapers, paper towels, baby wipes, paper plates, cleaning supplies, cots, sleeping bags, chainsaws, and other items needed for living under rough conditions.
Donations can be dropped off at all BankPacific branches, Island Girl Power, and the mayor’s offices of Piti, Dededo, Agana Heights, Santa Rita, and Inarajan.
So far, the following companies and organizations have already made generous contributions: Matson, Triple J, BankPacific, Bank of Guam, Foremost, Chinese Association of Guam, and United Chinese Association of Guam, and Fred Horecky and Mary Louise Wheeler.
Monetary donations are also being accepted and you can make a donation via PayPal through the group’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ayudafoundation.
Former judge, speaker and now public auditor Benjamin J.F. Cruz has already dropped off the first check for the CNMI disaster relief.
Check donations should be addressed to Ayuda Foundation CNMI Typhoon Relief and can be dropped off at Suite 207 Carl Rose Building 181 E. Marine Corps Drive in Hagatna and all BankPacific branches.
The Ayuda Foundation is encouraging other companies, groups, and individuals to step up and help out our brothers and sisters in the CNMI.
Donors can be issued receipts and donations can even be used as tax deductions if donors so desire.
To help out, you can call the Ayuda Foundation at (671) 473-3003 or check out the foundation’s Facebook page.
Please don’t be discouraged if phone lines are busy or not answered because the foundation has been swamped with numerous phone calls offering to assist. Please call again or leave a message and the foundation will get back to you as soon as possible.
Let us stand by our brothers and sisters in the CNMI in their time of need and show the world that we are all MARIANAS STRONG!