Tuesday a massive typhoon ravaged Micronesia, a chain of remote islands strewn across the Western Pacific. You can help the recovery.
The Weather Channel reported the storm broke records for timing and intensity; that destructive power hit low lying atolls in Chuuk and Yap State with particular intensity. Those inevitably bearing the greatest burden are school aged children, many of whom lack sandals. They are most susceptible to the impact of food and nutrient shortages following the flooding of taro patches and village gardens.
Habele, a South Carolina based nonprofit serving students and schools throughout Micronesia is coordinating direct support for the most remote victims of the storm with long time on-island local partners.
Please, either make a tax exempt donation to Habele -or another reputable, locally fluent charity- or consider sending supplies directly to community organizations on Ulithi (Mogmog, Falalaop, Federai and Asor), Fais, and Fechaulap.
Habele's partners have begun initial assessment, identifying the immediate need for:
- childrens' size sandals (zorries)
- childrens' vitamins
- over the counter medicines (stomach, headache, prenatal)
- tarps and ropes
- PVC pipe fittings (3/4 elbows, Ts, couplings)
- mosquito repellents
- hand sanitizers and soaps
- chainsaws and parts
Donate to Habele now through: Or by sending payment to Habele, at 701 Gervais Street, Suite 150-244, Columbia, SC 29201.