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CHCC, Saipan residents receive relief goods from Guam

A CONTAINER filled with flat-screen televisions, pillows, blankets and thousands of clothes and assorted items sent by Guam Sen. Wil Castro arrived on Saipan Thursday.

According to Grace Sablan Vaiage, the Department of Public Safety’s certified drug and alcohol counselor, the items are for the local hospital and families who were affected by Typhoon Yutu.

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Guam Sen. Wil Castro, third left, poses with CNMI Gov. Ralph DLG Torres, Lt. Gov. Arnold I. Palacios, CNMI lawmakers, CHCC CEO Esther Muna and CHCC facilities manager Warren Villagomez.  Contributed photo

The hospital received the television sets, 1,000 pillows and 200 blankets while the clothes will go to families and other residents.

It was Vaiage who requested Castro to initiate a relief drive on Guam.

“The struggle continues for many families here,” she added. “Some lost their  homes. Hopefully, these clothing items will allow individuals to spend their money on food, transportation and construction.”

In a statement, Castro said: “Our shared love for the Marianas extends in time of need as well as in time of prosperity. Together we can overcome even the most difficult of times.”

Gov. Ralph DLG Torres, CNMI lawmakers, Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. Chief Executive Office Esther Muna and CHCC facilities manager Warren Villagomez went to Guam early this month to personally thank Castro, Guam community members and business entities for extending help to the CNMI’s typhoon victims.

Vaiage, for her part, thanked Guam Plaza Hotel, Oasis Empowerment Center on Guam, Victor Hamling & Family, Hope Camper & Family, American President Lines and Guam Transport & Warehouse, Guam volunteers and the CNMI Department of Public Safety for their donations, contributions and assistance.