ARC extend thanks to UFO


American Red Cross-CNMI chapter executive director John Hirsch thanked the United Filipino Organization for their donation of $1,000. The money will be used to help in the recovery efforts of families gravely affected by Typhoon Soudelor.

Hirsch said donations and other assistance made by organizations like the UFO are a big help in the speedy recovery of Saipan after being hit by the Category 5 super typhoon in August of last year.

“After the storm, members of the community began the clean up and helped those who need immediate assistance. But more homes were wiped and a lot of those who were affected where living from paycheck to paycheck,” said Hirsch.

“They are the ones who could not afford even the low-interest loans that are offered. A lot were left homeless and they were either living with their relatives or relocated to another village. They have no resources or have difficulty in getting the materials to repair or rebuild their homes,” Hirsch added.

The Commonwealth Advocates for Recovery Efforts wanted to build typhoon-resistant homes for these families and the monetary donation made by the UFO would be a big help.

CARE and ARC are continuing to appeal to other bigger companies and the government to provide monetary support so they could provide the resources needed to complete the project.

Jon Perez | Reporter
Jon Perez began his writing career as a sports reporter in the Philippines where he has covered local and international events. He became a news writer when he joined media network ABS-CBN. He joined the weekly DAWN, University of the East’s student newspaper, while in college.

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