Si yuus maase, thank you

First, I would like to give un sen dangkulu na si yuus maase and thank you to God for keeping us alive and safe during Super Typhoon Yutu on Oct. 25, 2018. We have lost our homes and valuable belongings and whatnot but we did not lose our faith in God. Materials can be salvaged but our lives are very valuable and precious. May the woman who lost her life during the Super Typhoon Yutu rest in peace.

Perhaps, the effect of this super typhoon will make us a better person. We might be more caring, loving, respectful, understanding, patient, service-oriented, etc.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt and deepest appreciation, gratitude and si yuus maase to all organizations and volunteers for leaving their families and loved ones to offer their services for our recovery efforts. Also, to those who have donated from all over the world out of their open hearts and generosity, we also say thank you.

I would also like to express my deepest si yuus maase to President Trump for approving our disaster declaration and providing us the services of the different branches of the U.S. armed forces. I would also like to thank the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the American Red Cross, both the U.S. and CNMI chapters, the World Health Organization, the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. crew and linemen from different areas having sleepless nights in trying their very best to restore our power and water, the Salvation Army, and many others who are too numerous to mention.

Lastly, I would like to thank Gov. Ralph DLG Torres and first lady Diann T. Torres for their sacrifices day in and day out to ensure the safety and needs of our people.

God bless America and the CNMI!

Winnie C. Camacho
Kagman, Saipan

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