Ayuda Foundation board pitches in

RELIEF SUPPLIES: Ayuda Foundation board members, from left, Sen. James Espaldon, former Sen. Frank Blas Jr., Joe John Mantanona and Walden Weilbacher take a break after helping sort, box and load items received at the foundation’s main typhoon donation collection and loading center. Photo courtesy of Ayuda Foundation

Ayuda Foundation board members helped load typhoon relief supplies received at the foundation’s donation collection and loading center. The supplies, along with a 40-foot container of additional relief goods, are headed to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to aid in typhoon recovery efforts.

Supplies loaded into the container include bottled water, diapers, machetes, chainsaws, butane stoves and fuel, medical supplies, food and other essentials.

The foundation still is accepting donations. In-kind donations can be dropped off at the foundation’s main typhoon collection center at the Triple J facility in Upper Tumon, the former location of Foremost.

Items that are especially needed include: bottled drinking water, canned goods, instant soup, tarps, rope, mosquito coils, nets, mosquito repellents, first-aid kits, flashlights, batteries, tools, nails, machetes, butane stoves, butane cartridges, adult and child diapers, paper towels, baby wipes, paper plates, cleaning supplies, cots, sleeping bags, chainsaws, air mattresses, sheets, bedding, pillowcases, pillows and other items needed for rough living conditions.

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