Mormon donations to CNMI's Yutu relief reach over $US1m

2:45 pm on 1 February 2019

The Mormon Church has donated over $US1 million to the Northern Marianas chapter of the Red Cross to help with Typhoon Yutu relief efforts.

A school building is damaged after Super Typhoon Yutu

A school building is damaged after Super Typhoon Yutu Photo: RNZ Pacific / Mark Rabago

The Red Cross said its fundraising team appealed for donations throughout the US and the church answered the call.

In a statement, the church said it provided $US10,000 in cash to cover fuel and supplies for volunteers immediately following the October storm.

It said in November, it sent $US100,000 worth of relief supplies to the CNMI, before it spent $900,000 on supplies and the deployment of emergency personnel in Decemeber.

The Red Cross in the CNMI has already spent $US5 million on Yutu relief operations.

Earlier this week, McDonald's Saipan donated $US30,000 to the Red Cross and last year TanHoldings gave $US1 million for Yutu relief, a portion of which was earmarked for the Red Cross.

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