VALOR program on Saipan seeks volunteers

Posted on Sep 26 2019


Recovery post-Super Typhoon Yutu continues as the CNMI-VALOR home repair program expands with the Commonwealth Advocates for Recovery Efforts partnership on Saipan. The CNMI-VALOR Program is seeking volunteers to join a community-wide initiative dedicated to rebuilding homes.

Do you want to make a difference in your community and have a lasting impact on those affected by Super Typhoon Yutu? What a great opportunity to work together and help your neighbor! On Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at 8am, the Saipan Mayor’s Office will be teaming up with the CNMI-FEMA VALOR Program and C.A.R.E. to perform repairs on eligible homes. The VALOR Program provides emergency home repairs for owners, renters and occupants whose primary residence was damaged by Yutu.

We are asking for volunteers to help survivors conduct repairs, so their homes are a safe place to reside. Volunteers are encouraged to bring tools such as a tape measure, hammer, handsaw, screwdrivers (Phillip and flathead), drills, and other tools that will be beneficial to the project. Volunteers should also wear appropriate attire for construction work: close-toed shoes, gloves, etc.

The CNMI-FEMA VALOR Program will be providing repair materials, some tools, and equipment to the project sites.

Volunteer with the CNMI-VALOR program by calling Lee Tenorio at (670) 234-6208. Kick-off meeting starts at 8am the mayor’s office. Then we will conduct housing repairs on a property located in Chalan Kiya until 3:30pm.

VALOR repairs are limited to windows, doors, electrical, plumbing, accessibility needs, and roofing damages caused by Super Typhoon Yutu. You may qualify for the CNMI-FEMA VALOR Program, regardless of citizenship, if you have not previously received Small Business Administration funding or FEMA assistance for home repairs related to this disaster. Contact to verify if you are eligible for repairs through VALOR. (PR)

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