HARMON, Guam—A week after Typhoon Mangkhut pummeled through the Marianas, residents are still in need of help as the try to rebuild their lives following the storm’s destruction. IT&E is working to help victims of the typhoon by opening a text-to-donate line, donating supplies, and extending September’s payment deadlines.
Typhoon Mangkhut lashed Rota and Guam with heavy rains and sustained winds estimated at more than 100 mph on Sept. 10. Federal and local government agencies continue to assess the damage done.
“Typhoon Mangkhut is a reminder that the strength of our island communities lies in the willingness of our people to help each other in times of need,” said Danny Daniel, senior manager of Brand and Public Relations, IT&E. Working hand in hand, we can help our islands recover.”
IT&E has opened a text-to-donate line for its subscribers to help give relief to victims of the typhoon. Funds raised will go to the American Red Cross NMI and Guam Chapters to help provide food, supplies, shelter, and much-needed services.
Subscribers can donate $1, $5, or $10 by texting the following to HELP (4357):
• GIVE1 to donate $1
• GIVE5 to donate $5
• GIVE10 to donate $10
The text-to-donate line is open until Oct. 3.
IT&E Guam and Saipan also collected and donated supplies, including non-perishable food items, batteries, diapers, toiletries, and 300 cases of bottled water to the American Red Cross.
To encourage subscribers to focus their resources on recovery, IT&E is extending September billing for Guam and CNMI residential and business accounts from Sept. 15 to Sept. 27. (IT&E)