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Update #01: Si Yu'os Ma'åse' to si Moñeka, Maria, Cami, and Christian from MCCA for updating us all on their post-Mawar experiences back home. For those who were unable to join, you can either watch here on YouTube https://youtu.be/DeTZ3vExyHg or listen on SoundCloud: https://on.soundcloud.com/oYgpe .
Many of our relatives on Guam have little to no access to clean drinking water, especially our manåmko' elders, unhoused, disabled, and those without access to cars or communication devices - even with 26% of power restored. MCCA's main priority right now is getting supplies in, in order to distribute those supplies to those who need it most.
MCCA is coordinating with FEMA, Red Cross, Island Girl Power, Sagan Kotturan CHamoru, Guåhan Sustainable Culture, Habibi Catering, and more to assess needs and distribute supplies. Through the funds raised thus far, they’ve created 200 kits of: Solar chargers or Solar fans/lights, Lole’ Soaps, $20 Payless cards, $20 gas card, $6 Bucket (Vessel) and an Information printout.
Non perishable food
Portable solar panels
Portable solar panel power station
Batteries and light source
Butane gas and stove for cooking and boiling water
Tarp (For temporary roofing)
Gardening tools (machetes or chainsaw)
The Sons & Daughters of Guam Club in San Diego has secured a shipping container. We are waiting to hear back from Lola Gogue, the point of contact for SDGC's shipping container, as to how we might be able to coordinate sending MCCA's requested supply list. We will most likely have an answer after SDGC's meeting on Thursday 6/1 evening.
As mentioned before, once we know how we can ship these requested supplies, we will share the update.
*The most effective wait to support recovery efforts right now is through a monetary donation to MCCA, which can be made through their PayPal here http://paypal.me/microcca*.
A compiled list of other relief efforts can be found here: https://linktr.ee/MccaGuam
MCCA has the following four requests:
1. Copyediting support with their pamphlet which will be distributed with 200 of their relief kits. Please reach out to Cami D. Egurrola (671)685-3796 / email@example.com if you can support with this effort.
2. Support with comms and a newsletter. Please reach out to Christian San Nicolas • (671)488-1963 • firstname.lastname@example.org • IG: @CDASN4 if you can support with this effort.
3. Provide MCCA with photos/videos of guinaiya & inafa’maolek, love & support from us gi sanlangu, off-island for KUAM/MCCA to distribute - so our relatives know we are sending love their way.
4. Establish regional points of contact - Pacific Northwest, Northern California, Southern California, Midwest, East Coast - to coordinate relief efforts in each region
You are welcome and encouraged to share the information above with your wider community and network. Meggai na Saina Ma’åse.