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Tinian residents receive relief goods

ABOUT 500 individuals availed themselves of relief goods distributed at the Tinian gym on Jan. 29, according to the mayor’s public information officer Alexis Hofschneider-Kwon.

She said the goods, which consisted of food, clothing and other necessities, were delivered with the help of Maxton Shipping and were provided by Ayuda Foundation Guam, CNMI Hawaii Club and Marianas Young Professionals.

She said food and toiletries were divided and distributed evenly to all who registered at the gym while the clothes and other goods were made available to everyone on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Tinian residents get relief goods provided by various non-government agencies through the mayor’s office at the island’s gym on Jan. 29, 2019.  Contributed photoTinian residents get relief goods provided by various non-government agencies through the mayor’s office at the island’s gym on Jan. 29, 2019. Contributed photo

Tinian Mayor Edwin P. Aldan said he is very thankful to the Municipal Operations Center, the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, the Department of Finance-Procurement, the Tinian mayor’s office staff, Lucky Qiang, the Office of Grants Management, and all the donors and volunteers for their assistance and generosity.

“As long as donors continue to provide relief to the island, the mayor’s office will ensure that their donations are distributed to all Tinian residents as quickly and equitably as possible,” Hofschneider-Kwon said.

She added that they have also completed typhoon debris removal in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Defense and the CNMI Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality.

 “We are currently preparing to incinerate our green waste and dispose of our recyclables. We also intend to work with the Workforce Investment Agency to implement a private property debris removal program,” she said.