Message from Marc Bauman, Sales & Marketing Director, Sam’s Tours Palau:
As you probably know we were hit last week by a category 4 Typhoon and while Koror came out pretty much with minimal damage, parts of Palau were hit very hard. We currently have hundreds of people homeless and in need. Sam’s and the Palau Siren have decided to work with the Rotary Club of Palau for donations. They are very reputable internationally so we felt it was a good fit.
What they really need are funds to purchase food, fuel, water and supplies for the people in need. Since shipping takes so long to Palau this is a much better way. They are working closely with the big stores here and in Guam to provide what is needed but are in need of monetary assistance. Attached is a letter from the President of the Rotary here in Palau in regards to this.
I am asking all my friends and media contacts within the diving industry to help the people of Palau however they can by getting the word out. Hopefully we can get the diving world behind us and helping so this amazing place can recover and the people can heal. Anything you can do would be greatly appreciated.
Letter from the president of the Rotary Club of Palau:
RE: Request for Donations for Victims of Typhoon Bopha
Typhoon Bopha caused severe damage to residents of Palau when it passed through Palau on early Monday morning, December 3, 2012. The east coast States of Ngaraard, Ngiwal, and Melekeok, as well as the southern States of Peleliu and Angaur, bore the brunt of Typhoon Bopha’s fury, leaving over 300 people without homes. Thankfully, no lives were lost.
The Rotary Club of Palau, District 2750, is accepting financial contributions towards purchasing
of much-needed supplies to assist the people in those State rebuild their lives. Monetary contributions will be applied to purchase of drinking water, fuel, dry goods and toiletry/hygiene kits for the immediate use, as well as for supplies to rebuild and/or refurnish homes.
Donations can be made to Rotary Club of Palau, or deposited to Rotary Club of Palau’s Typhoon Bopha Relief Account at the Bank of Hawaii-Koror Branch:
Name of the bank: Bank of Hawaii-Koror Branch
Account name: Rotary Club of Palau – Typhoon Bopha Relief Fund
For further details or questions regarding your contribution, contact ankeclaudiamayer [at ] gmail.com or Thomas Schubert at tschubert [at] mac.com
Yours in Rotary,
Anke Claudia Mayer
Rotary Club of Palau