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JFK ROTC students help with Ayuda typhoon relief drive

TAMUNING, Guam (Ayuda Foundation) — A group of Air Force ROTC cadet students from John F. Kennedy High School are helping unload and pack up relief goods for the Ayuda Foundation’s CNMI typhoon relief drive.

Among the donations that the JFK ROTC students helped unload from pick-up trucks and into the containers were bottled water, buckets filled with necessities, food, butane fuel, tarps, paper towels, and toilet paper as well as hundreds of buckets donated by Jamaican Grill.

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The JFK ROTC cadets who helped out were Joseph Fuppula, Michael Yao, Jonathan Dancel, Samuel Siaumau, and Brett Macasaquit. Their instructor is SMSGT Victor Rosario.

Earlier, students from John F. Kennedy High School presented a check amounting to $2052.10 for the foundation’s CNMI Typhoon Relief Drive.

Aside from making a check donation, the JFK students also made colorful posters pertaining to the CNMI Typhoon Relief Drive with slogans like “Yutu Can Help” and “We Are One.”

The foundation continues to solicit donations from individuals and companies that want to help out the victims of Supertyphoon Yutu in the CNMI.

Items that are especially needed in the CNMI at this time are bottled drinking water, canned goods, instant soup, tarps, rope, mosquito coils, nets, mosquito repellants, first aid kits, flashlights, batteries, tools, nails, machetes, butane stoves, butane cartridges, adult and children diapers, paper towels, baby wipes, paper plates, cleaning supplies, cots, sleeping bags, chainsaws, and other items needed for living under rough conditions.

Clothing donations are being discouraged at this time as they take up valuable storage space that can be better utilized for more essential items.

In-kind donations can be dropped off at the Ayuda Foundation’s main CNMI typhoon donation collection and loading center located at the Triple J facility in Upper Tumon (former Foremost).

The Ayuda Foundation is also asking for volunteers to join the JFK ROTC students who can help sort, box, and load items received at the foundation’s main CNMI typhoon donation collection and loading center located at the Triple J facility in Upper Tumon.

Those who want to volunteer can report to the Triple J typhoon relief goods loading site Monday-Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call the Ayuda Foundation at (671) 473-3003 or check out the foundation’s Facebook page.