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Guam support for NMI women and children in aftermath of Typhoon Yutu

HAGÅTÑA (Press Release) — Deepak Dewan, president of Asia Pacific Wholesalers, former Sen. Carlotta Leon Guerrero, president of the Ayuda Foundation, and Gov.-elect Lou Leon Guerrero, who is a founding member  of the Ayuda Foundation, are working together to ship 18 pallets of disposable  diapers, baby wipes, and women’s sanitary pads to the CNMI as Guam continues to answer the call for help after NMI suffered devastating losses in the wake of Super Typhoon Yutu.

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From left, Peter Aguon, general manager of Asia Pacific Wholesalers; Frank Atalig, SVP/CFO of Bank of Guam; Guam Lt. Gov.-elect Joshua Tenorio; Guam Gov.-elect  Lou Leon Guerrero; Kathy Palacios of Lady Diann Torres Foundation;  and Deepak Dewan, president & owner of Asia Pacific Wholesalers.  Contributed photo

The total value of the donation is estimated to be $50,000.

Asia Pacific Wholesalers will be loading the container of relief supplies on Veterans Day, and American President Lines will ship it on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

The Ayuda Foundation  has been  working tirelessly with local businesses  and residents  of Guam in providing  help to our neighbors  to the  north  who are facing an uncertain  future  in post-typhoon recovery. The donations will be made to the Lady Diann Torres Foundation, a CNMI non-profit organization founded by CNMI first lady Diann Tudela Torres to assist and empower women and CNMI families through cultural empowerment, education, and preservation.

“Post-recovery relief is a heavy burden for any community and rarely focuses on the needs of women and children, these diapers, baby wipes, and sanitary napkins will provide much-needed relief to families,” said Governor-elect Leon Guerrero.

“Our company stands ready to continue to assist in bringing much-needed support to our brothers and sisters in the NMI who are suffering. We’ve been through  times like this before, and we’ve always come together as one to help one another. This time is no different. This is one archipelago, one Marianas,” said Dewan.

“We are very thankful to president Dewan and Asia Pacific Wholesalers, Senator Leon Guerrero and the Ayuda Foundation, and Governor-elect Leon Guerrero for their compassion and commitment to assisting our families here in the Northern Mariana Islands. We look forward to working closely as we move forward in our recovery e orts to bring the Marianas closer together,” said CNMI Gov. Ralph D.L.G. Torres.

“Thank you and Si Yu’us Ma’ase to our brothers and sisters in Guam for being with us during our time of need. Many families here need our help, and women and children in particular need all the support we can provide for them. This relief will go a long way for them as we recover and rebuild a stronger Marianas,” CNMI first lady Diann T. Torres said.