The American Red Cross sent four Hawaii volunteers to Guam to support the Red Cross in Guam and Northern Mariana Islands respond to Typhoon Vongfong. A support team of additional volunteers are positioned in Hawaii to help as needed.
“As part of the Pacific Region, we are prepared to help the Red Cross in Guam and Saipan. Volunteers are standing by,” said Coralie Chun Matayoshi, Chief Executive Officer of the Hawaii State Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Over 950 residents sought shelter in the 16 evacuations shelters set up on the islands. The Red Cross stands ready to help the people of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands recover from Typhoon Vongfong. This includes providing food, shelter, relief supplies, emotional support, recovery planning and other assistance as well as supporting the vehicles, warehouses and people that make that help possible.
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