UPDATE: This campaign will be closed on Dec 31, 2018, 11:59pm local time (GMT +10).
Thank you to everyone who has donated, shared, and contributed in one way or another.
This campaign is open to employees, friends, and families of DFS.
On October 24, 2018, Saipan suffered a devastating hit from Super Typhoon Yutu, the “strongest storm of 2018”. The typhoon strengthened into a Category 5 typhoon with sustained wind speeds of 180 mph before hitting the Northern Mariana Islands, destroying homes and cutting power and water to thousands of residents. Saipan suffered severe damage, as did many of our people’s homes. Some of our staff have lost their homes completely. Currently the island is without power and water and is experiencing a fuel shortage, which means even the use of power generators is limited.
Due to the widespread island damage, the recovery will be a daunting financial burden. Some staff have lost their homes completely while others are faced with the ensuing economic challenges after this kind of disaster.
To assist with the recovery, we established this GoFundMe campaign. Donations to this campaign will go to DFS TEAM 670 CLUB, a non-profit organization registered in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The donated funds will be managed by DFS Saipan senior management and will be used to assist our Saipan colleagues in rebuilding their lives.
Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/energy-environment/2018/10/24/extreme-category-typhoon-yutu-makes-devastating-landfall-northern-mariana-islands-us-commonwealth/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.818a6cae8014 https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/10/25/super-typhoon-yutu-leaves-1-dead-crisis-looms-saipan-and-tinian/1771400002/