Call to the Community – Come Out and Support CNMI Donation Drive

Call to the Community – Come Out and Support CNMI Donation Drive


The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), on behalf of the Government of Guam (GovGuam), continue donations management to support those in the CNMI affected by Super Typhoon Yutu. While the storm has left the Marianas two weeks ago, the destruction remains especially for those in Tinian and Saipan.

In-kind donations for Saipan and Tinian are accepted at the GHS/OCD facility in Agana Heights until November 10, 2018. The hours of operation are:

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sundays and Holidays: CLOSED


As part of the relief effort, GHS/OCD, working with partner agencies, will be outsourcing for containers to be shipped and are available to assist in transporting goods to Saipan and Tinian as needed. Other agencies, faith-based organizations, private and non-profit organizations, and other groups who are seeking means to transport donations to CNMI are encouraged to drop them off at GHS/OCD to be consolidated for shipment. 

The following items are being accepted at this time:

·Canned Goods
·Rice
·Flashlights and Lanterns
·Batteries
·Tarp
·Duct Tape
·Hygiene products
·Clothing
·Bedding
*Please note bottled water is not being accepted at GHS/OCD at this time.
*Monetary donations are not being accepted at GHS/OCD at this time. For those wanting to make monetary donations, the following locations are accepting:

·Guam Department of Education Coin Drive – monetary donations can be made at GDOE school offices
·Agat Mayor’s Office is hosting a separate money drive for Tinian
·All Bank of Guam branches are accepting cash or check contributions
·Ayuda Foundation with BankPacific are collecting monetary donations
·Prutehi Litekyan and Håya Foundation are accepting monetary donations online at bit.ly/YutuRelief, under the memo "typhoon relief efforts" 
 
Items that are not in boxes are acceptable and will be boxed and consolidated at the GHS/OCD facility. Requested items may change throughout the donation period based on the requests and needs of the people in the CNMI. Stay up to date with the latest information regarding the donation drive at:
·GHS/OCD Website: https://ghs.guam.gov/
·GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GHSOCD/
 
GovGuam Agencies
Government of Guam agencies are requested to consolidate all donated items within their respective agencies and deliver them in bulk to GHS/OCD. All Guam Fire Department stations are also collecting donations to be delivered in bulk to GHS/OCD. GovGuam agencies are requested to deliver throughout the week and not wait until the last day so the donations management team can prepare and palletize accordingly.

Other Groups/Organizations
GHS/OCD is able to assist other groups such as faith-based organizations, non-profit organizations, or any others that are facilitating donation drives by receiving their donations in bulk at GHS/OCD to be shipped to CNMI.

Families or Individuals
GHS/OCD is open to the public. Any family or individuals that wants to donate the appropriate items are asked to drop them to the GHS/OCD facility during the hours of operation provided.

For more information regarding accepted items or hours of operation, contact the GHS/OCD 24/7 watch desk at (671) 475-9600.

For media inquiries, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer Jenna G. Blas at (671) 489-2540 or via email at 
jenna.g.blas@ghs.guam.gov.


 
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