Teams are continuing to form to help survivors return to their homes after Super Typhoon Yutu struck Saipan October 2018 causing catastrophic damage. Many homes still are in need of roofs, windows, doors, electrical and plumbing work. Volunteers will serve a two-week commitment plus travel time and be assigned to multi-conference teams based on abilities and availability. Proven construction skills including carpentry and metal skills for rebuilding trusses and roofs are highly desired.

Check out the following videos to better understand the work, the people and the island of Saipan: 

The Saipan Recovery is a FEMA-funded effort including paid flights, housing, on-island transportation, per diem for food. Teams are forming mid-October through April 2020 based on available FEMA funding. Participation requirements include Early Response Team trained and current badge, current passport good six months beyond deployment date, excellent health, and the ability to be flexible.

For a volunteer application and additional information contact Saipan Project Coordinator Linda Wilson at For information on the next Early Response Team training class, contact Kathy Bryson, PNW Conference Disaster Response Coordinator at

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