Sen. James Espaldon explains the Ayuda Foundation's donation collection process to benefit the CNMI storm victims. Pacific Daily News
Anumita Kaur and Chloe B Babauta | Pacific Daily News
Guam's neighbors in Saipan and Tinian continue their recovery from devastating Super Typhoon Yutu. If you're looking for ways to help, consider contributing to the following efforts:
Guam Zumba Instructor Network and MixxedFit
The network of dance instructors is hosting the Dance to Make a Difference: Baila Para i Mariånas Super Typhoon Yutu Relief Dance Fundraiser and Donation Drive on Nov. 17 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the University of Guam Calvo Fieldhouse.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for the dance fundraiser are $10 each and can be purchased through the Guam network of instructors and will also be sold for $12 the day of the event.
Much needed items can also be dropped off during the event, such as tents, tarps, mosquito coils or nets, battery operated fans, rechargeable lamps, sleeping mats, towels, blankets, canned foods, water, flashlights, AA & D batteries and clean clothes.
Companies and individuals that wish to make a monetary contribution can make a donation on the GoFundMe page here. The organization is teaming up with the Sons of Saipan to ship the supplies to the CNMI.
Guam Department of Education teacher Francisco de Leon Guerrero is putting together different musicians and performers for a musical concert scheduled for 6 p.m. on Nov. 17 at St. Anthony’s. All proceeds go to the Ayuda Foundation's CNMI Typhoon Relief Fund.
Ayuda Foundation is collaborating with BankPacific to collect monetary and physical donations to provide basic necessities to residents in Saipan.
You can donate items or cash to support the purchase of the following products, to any BankPacific Guam branch to help your island neighbors in need:
The foundation is also working with Wendy's and Cold Stone Creamery, where cash donation boxes encourage customers to donate their spare change. Cash donations made in these boxes will be put toward purchasing and shipping the above-listed basic necessities to Saipan.
Prutehi Litekyan and Håya Foundation
Prutehi Litekyan and Håya Foundation are hosting a Super Typhoon Yutu Relief Drive.
Monetary donations can be made online at bit.ly/YutuRelief, under the memo "typhoon relief efforts."
You can also make the following physical donations for the drive:
These items can be donated at the following drop off areas:
For more information about the Prutehi Litekyan/Håya Foundation drive, contact 727-7717 or 787-2538.
Guam Department of Education
The Guam Department of Education is holding a coin drive to raise funds for the CNMI.
Funds will go toward relief efforts, with a focus on helping schools and students.
Donations can be made in canisters at the main offices of schools and individual classrooms, through Nov. 14.
GDOE faculty, staff, students and parents are encouraged to participate.
Superintendent Jon Fernandez has been in contact with CNMI education administrators to see how GDOE can best help schools around the Marianas.
“Our hearts go out to the families and children impacted by Super Typhoon Yutu,” Fernandez said. “While Guam was spared from the most damaging conditions, Tinian and Saipan were severely impacted. This coin drive will help to provide relief to our neighbors in the CNMI, and will also help to teach our students about their community while instilling cultural values such as inafa’maolek.”
Mayor's Council of Guam
The Mayor's Council of Guam is spearheading a collection effort at mayors' offices in all 19 villages. The Agat Mayor's Office will be conducting a separate "money drive" for the island of Tinian.
Every mayor's office will be open during regular working hours to accept donated items:
For more information, contact 671-472-6940 or 477-8461.
Guam Fire Department, Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense
Government of Guam agencies raised $28,945.88 for disaster relief in Tinian and Saipan, through a boot drive on Friday according to an Adelup news release.
GFD and Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense are accepting donations on behalf of GovGuam for CNMI relief efforts.
You can donate the following items:
Bank of Guam
All Bank of Guam branches are accepting cash or check contributions for relief efforts.
Those who would like to contribute should make the contributions payable to "Typhoon Yutu Relief." Since the passing of Typhoon Yutu, Bank of Guam has contributed $15,000 to Ayuda Foundation to airlift medical supplies for 10,000 patients.
For additional information, contact Jackie Marati at 472-5258 or 688-5305.
Chamorro District Boy Scouts Guam
The Chamorro District Boy Scouts Guam are hosting a donation drive for basic necessities.
The following physical donations, in addition to anything else a donor sees fit, can be dropped off at the Boy Scouts Office, 280 N. Marine Corps Drive, by the Shell Station and K-Mart:
Drop-off hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.
Community First Guam Federal Credit Union
Community First Guam Federal Credit Union is collecting donations to assist Sons of Saipan to provide relief to those affected by Typhoon Yutu.
Sons of Saipan will be filling a 40 foot container with canned goods and supplies. Donation will be accepted at any Community First member service in Hagåtña, Tamuning, Dededo or Mangilao:
A partnership with multiple organizations, One Marianas-CNMI Relief Drive is collecting items to assist CNMI families who suffered from Typhoon Yutu. The drive is seeking the following items:
Donations can be dropped off at the following locations, until Nov. 23:
Pay-Less Markets Community Foundation is hosting a "Typhoon Yutu Relief for CNMI" drive at all store locations. Until Nov. 28, customers cause support this cause by making a donation of $1, $5 or $10 upon checkout at any Pay-Less store. The Foundation will match the community's monetary donations in stores up to $10,000.
Pay-Less is also accepting non-perishable foods at all locations for the CNMI.
Monetary donations will be donated to the Håya Foundation relief efforts in the CNMI. Food items will be donated to the Ayuda Foundation's CNMI relief efforts for shipping.
Until Nov. 30, Macy’s Guam will offer customers the opportunity to round-up their in-store purchase to the nearest dollar (up to $.99) with all proceeds benefiting the American Red Cross of the Northern Mariana Islands’ Super Typhoon Yutu Relief Efforts.
GTA is accepting donations to support relief efforts in the CNMI. Items can be dropped off at any GTA retail location:
Until Nov. 17, DOCOMO PACIFIC will be accepting donations at all retail stores to help families affected by Super Typhoon Yutu. Essential items needed include cases of water, canned goods, batteries, flashlights, lanterns, tarps/canopy, cots, coolers, mosquito coil/repellent and jar candles.
DOCOMO PACIFIC postpaid mobile customers can also donate money by texting 5 to “HELP (4357)”. Each message will donate $5 to the American Red Cross relief efforts in Saipan and Tinian.
Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster. You can help the Red Cross respond to disasters like Typhoon Yutu by donating at redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, or mailing a check to your local office. The Red Cross-Guam Chapter is located in Building 285 on Route 4, Hagatna, across from the Agaña Shopping Center.
A group of Air Force ROTC students from John F. Kennedy High School helped unload relief goods for the Ayuda Foundation’s CNMI typhoon relief drive.
Among the donations that the JFK ROTC students helped unload were bottled water, buckets filled with necessities and food, butane fuel, tarps, paper towels, and toilet paper donated by The Guam Daily Post.
Jamaican Grill also donated dozens of buckets which are sorely needed in the typhoon-ravaged CNMI.
The JFK ROTC cadets who helped out were Joseph Fuppula, Michael Yao, Jonathan Dancel, Samuel Siaumau, and Brett Macasaquit. Their instructor is SMSGT Victor Rosario.
The 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 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.
RELIEF SUPPLIES: Ayuda Foundation board members, from left, Sen. James Espaldon, former Sen. Frank Blas Jr., Joe John Mantanona and Walden Weilbacher take a break after helping sort, box and load items received at the foundation’s main typhoon donation collection and loading center. Photo courtesy of Ayuda Foundation
By Meghan Swartz | The Guam Daily Post
Ayuda Foundation board members helped load typhoon relief supplies received at the foundation’s donation collection and loading center. The supplies, along with a 40-foot container of additional relief goods, are headed to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to aid in typhoon recovery efforts.
Supplies loaded into the container include bottled water, diapers, machetes, chainsaws, butane stoves and fuel, medical supplies, food and other essentials.
The foundation still is accepting donations. In-kind donations can be dropped off at the foundation’s main typhoon collection center at the Triple J facility in Upper Tumon, the former location of Foremost.
Items that are especially needed include: bottled drinking water, canned goods, instant soup, tarps, rope, mosquito coils, nets, mosquito repellents, first-aid kits, flashlights, batteries, tools, nails, machetes, butane stoves, butane cartridges, adult and child diapers, paper towels, baby wipes, paper plates, cleaning supplies, cots, sleeping bags, chainsaws, air mattresses, sheets, bedding, pillowcases, pillows and other items needed for rough living conditions.
(AYUDA FOUNDATION) - Another container load of relief supplies was loaded today and ready for transport for the CNMI, which was devastated by Supertyphoon Yutu last week.
Items such as tools, water, canned foods and other essentials are among the items in the 40-foot container that will be shipped to the CNMI.
Earlier, the first Ayuda relief container was delivered by the U.S. Coast Guard to the island of Tinian. That container was also filled with canned goods, paper products, butane, batteries and other essentials.
More relief goods are being collected by Ayuda Foundation and set to depart for Saipan this week.
The Ayuda foundation is continuing to solicit 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 bottled drinking 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.
In-kind 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.
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. Just click on the donate button.
The Ayuda Foundation is also accepting check donations which can be dropped off at all BankPacific branches or the foundation’s office at Suite 207 Carl Rose Building 181 E. Marine Corps Drive in Hagatna. Check donations should be addressed to Ayuda Foundation CNMI Typhoon Relief.
In addition, the Ayuda Foundation has coin donation cans that are distributed in various points all over the island.
For more information, call the Ayuda Foundation at (671) 473-3003 or check out the foundation’s Facebook page.
(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!