TYPHOON MAWAR RELIEF
On May 24th, 2023, category 4 typhoon Mawar hit the Mariåna islands, hitting our islands of Guåhan (Guam) and Luta (Rota) the hardest. This is not the normal typhoon season for the Mariånas — a changing climate means more frequent and severe tropical storms. This is just one example of how climate change disproportionately impacts and devastates Black and Indigenous communities, especially those belonging to island and coastal areas.
News outlets will report on this event as only being significant because Guåhan is a “strategic military location” housing military bases and military personnel, and most won't even mention our northern sister islands of the CNMI. The Indigenous people of the Mariånas, the Chamoru and Refaluwasch people, have called these islands home for thousands of years. We have existed long before what is now known as “The United States” settled the Indigenous lands of “North America” and will continue to exist. We are still here. Manggagaige ha’ ham guini.
I’m raising funds through sales of my art prints to go towards typhoon relief for our islands. 100% of proceeds will be donated to families and organizations on the ground providing relief and resources to our community members. ***FUNDRAISER CONCLUDED 6/23/23***
WHERE FUNDS WERE SENT
Grand Total Raised: $1813
$200 set to Para Todus Hit
$80 sent to Randizia Crisostomo's family
$284 sent to Sagan Kotturan CHamoru
$284 sent to St. Dominic's Senior Care Home
$242 sent to family who lost their home
$241 sent to Micronesia Climate Change Alliance
$241 sent to Guåhan Sustainable Culture
$241 Sent to Habibi Catering
WHERE ORDERS WERE SENT
The Kingdom of Hawai'i