Super Typhoon Mawar devastated Guam this week, bringing hurricane-force winds and heavy rain, marking it as the strongest storm to hit the island in 20 years.
The Coast Guard has a strong presence here, with members deployed to both shore-side units and cutters. All are now working to assess damage and reset critical aids to navigation that will help reopen the ports.
Reports from local Coast Guard leadership indicate widespread damage, as Coast Guard members take stock of the typhoon’s impact to their homes, vehicles, and other personal property.
The Coast Guard Foundation is working with our partner, the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association, to deliver emergency disaster relief to Coast Guard members who lost property and homes from the super typhoon by rushing support to those who are enduring the most.
Coast Guard members can apply for a grant up to $3,000 to cover personal losses and basic needs, including:
- replacement and repair of household goods
- food and basic necessities
- insurance deductibles
- temporary housing
- emergency travel
How to Apply: Complete an application online, providing essential information that details your disaster-related expenses. Your application will be reviewed within five days of receipt. You may be contacted by a member of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA). The Coast Guard Foundation partners with the CPOA to notify impacted Coast Guard families of the program and process relief requests.
Ms. Sage Williams, Coast Guard Foundation Program Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org 860-535-0786
Mr. Randy Reid, CPOA Executive Director: email@example.com 703-941-0395
U.S. Coast Guard photos by Chief Warrant Officer Sara Muir.