Typhoon Mawar made landfall on Guam as a Category 4-equivalent Super Typhoon on May 24, 2023, bringing hurricane force winds and heavy rain, becoming the strongest storm to affect the island since 2002.
What MDS Is Doing
Volunteers will be repairing homes to make them safe, sanitary and functional. The repairs will be limited in scope per client and may include metal roofing, windows, doors, plumbing and electrical.
Volunteers must serve a minimum of 2 weeks and be in good physical health due to long travel distance and warm and humid weather conditions.
Guam has a population of approximately 168,000 residents and is located in the western Pacific Ocean. It is the largest island of the Mariana Islands, and is a territory of the United States. Guam has a tropical climate, with an average high temperature of 87 °F/30° C in October and November. Tourism is a major industry in Guam as well as support and services related to the multiple US military installations on the island.