Cebu Pacific, a leading regional airline based in the Philippines, is helping the Ayuda Foundation in its ongoing relief drive for the victims of Supertyphoon Yutu in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
The airline will be transporting to Guam from the Philippines a total of 84 boxes (2,994 lbs) of mosquito nets for use in Saipan and Tinian where many areas are still without power and residents are suffering from mosquito infestation.
Cebu Pacific is transporting the items free of charge as part of its efforts to help out victims of calamities in the region.
Cebu Pacific is Asia's oldest budget or low-cost carrier airline. Founded in 1988, it offers scheduled flights to both domestic and international destinations.
In 2010, Cebu Pacific became the Philippines' largest airline based on number of passengers flown on domestic and international routes. On Guam, Cebu Pacific operates direct Manila to Guam flights, utilizing Cebu Pacific’s fleet of brand-new Airbus A320 family aircraft.
Long known as “the airline that cares,” Cebu Pacific has a long track record of corporate philanthropy and social responsibility.
Cebu Pacific is a consistent and committed partner to institutions involved in disaster relief services and now it is partnering with the Guam-based Ayuda Foundation to help the victims of Supertyphoon Yutu in the CNMI.
“On behalf of the Ayuda Foundation, I would like to thank Cebu Pacific for assisting our CNMI typhoon relief drive. I know Cebu Pacific can always be counted upon in times of need,” said Ayuda Foundation executive director Carlotta Leon Guerrero.
Meanwhile, the Ayuda Foundation continues to solicit donations from individuals and companies that want to help out the victims of Supertyphoon Yutu in the CNMI.
Items that are especially needed in the CNMI at this time are bottled drinking water, canned goods, instant soup, 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.
Clothing donations are being discouraged at this time as they take up valuable storage space that can be better utilized for more essential items.
In-kind donations can be dropped off at the Ayuda Foundation’s main CNMI typhoon donation collection and loading center located at the Triple J facility in Upper Tumon (former Foremost).
The Ayuda Foundation is also asking for more volunteers to join the JFK ROTC students who can help sort, box, and load items received at the foundation’s main CNMI typhoon donation collection and loading center located at the Triple J facility in Upper Tumon.
Those who want to volunteer can report to the Triple J typhoon relief goods loading site Monday-Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For more information, call the Ayuda Foundation at (671) 473-3003 or check out the foundation’s Facebook page.