WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
It’s been six weeks since Typhoon Mawar hit Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Since the storm made impact, the islands have made significant progress, but there are still more than 1,400 homes sustaining major damage or destroyed, and other areas still without water or power.
More than 100 trained Red Cross disaster workers from all over the United States are on the islands, providing shelter, supporting feeding efforts and assessing residential damage to support people affected by this powerful storm.
The Red Cross is supporting feeding on the islands. So far, disaster workers and partners have provided more than 319,000 meals and snacks since the storm hit the islands.
Since the typhoon made landfall, the Red Cross has distributed relief supplies such as clean-up kits, tarps, coolers, flashlights and personal hygiene items to nearly 8,000 households throughout the affected communities.
The Red Cross, in partnership with local government on the islands, has provided more than 25,900 overnight shelter stays for almost 890 people in as many as 26 emergency shelters.
You can help people affected by disasters like storms and countless other crises by making a gift to Red Cross Disaster Relief.
Financial donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.
Visit redcross.org, call 800-RED-CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
The American Red Cross is still managing two major shelters in Guam, where a steady population remains. There are multi-generation living arrangements on the islands, so we have created “family pods” where cots are grouped together to keep families close. We also have had three new mothers come to our shelter with newborns and have established a mini maternity ward.
We continue to help households transition to new temporary or permanent living situations. The Red Cross has held two resource fairs in our shelters where multiple agencies come together to provide resources for recovery, including Guam Housing, Guam Office of Homelessness and Poverty Prevention, Salvation Army, FEMA, Micronesian Legal Aid, and more.
Housing solutions are scarce, but the whole community is coming together to find solutions. The Army Corps of Engineers is installing tin roofs as part of the Rise Up Program, 8-person Temporary Modular Sheltering Solutions (TMSS) are going out to those who have destroyed homes and are in our shelters, FEMA and Red Cross are both providing financial assistance, and FEMA and Guam Housing Authority have provided rental assistance.
As a part of Shelter Resident Transition programs, trained Red Cross caseworkers are meeting with households to help find solutions for temporary housing. In partnership with the Department of Education, some summer camp options for youth in our shelters are being explored, and AmeriCorps plans to provide crisis cleanup of homes.
Red Cross volunteers are hard at work moving supplies for logistics, resupplying for the next storm, hosting pop-up casework sites for individual assistance, conducting damage assessment, attending government and partner meetings, training new volunteers to support the mission, and helping build capacity for the days ahead.
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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