It’s been two weeks since Typhoon Mawar hit Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and many residents, including hundreds of military members and their families, are still without power and water.
It could be weeks before these systems are fully restored on the western Pacific islands.
The powerful storm flooded homes, tore off roofs, downed power lines and damaged water wells. While temperatures hover in the high 80s, people are living without the ability to shower, wash clothes, clean their damaged homes or refrigerate food.
Prolonged utility outages are creating significant challenges for island residents, making compassionate care a top priority for the health and wellbeing of those impacted by the storm. The Red Cross is helping people with medical or disability needs, as well as emotional and spiritual support during these challenging times.
RED CROSS RESPONDS More than 200 Red Cross volunteers from all over the country have deployed to the islands to provide disaster relief for those affected. Additional help is traveling to the islands every day on humanitarian flights from Los Angeles and Honolulu.
The Service to Armed Forces arm of the Red Cross is providing assistance to the large military population on Guam. Red Cross reunification efforts are putting families back together again after being separated by the storm.
Red Cross volunteers are helping assess the residential damage in affected communities. This work will help us better understand what help families may need in the coming days and weeks.
The Red Cross is distributing relief supplies such as clean-up kits, tarps, coolers, flashlights and personal hygiene supplies. More than 5,100 households have received relief supplies so far. Disaster workers are also supporting feeding on the islands and have provided more than 52,300 meals and snacks since the storm hit the islands.
For many communities where individual may not be able to travel, Red Cross responders are driving and walking into villages, bringing sorely needed relief supplies to vulnerable communities. Without power or water restored in many of these villages, Red Cross teams are also delivering meals and snacks for individuals unable to cook for themselves.
YOU CAN HELP people affected by Typhoon Mawar in U.S. territories including Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Your donation enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster. Visit redcross.org, call 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767), or text the word TYPHOON to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP) Through the generosity of our American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP) and Disaster Responder members, the American Red Cross is prepared before disaster strikes. ADGP and Disaster Responder members help secure a reliable funding base for disaster relief services that enables the Red Cross to respond immediately, meeting the needs of individuals and families affected by disaster, regardless of cost.
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