Hagåtña, Guam – The Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration issues the following statement on the status of the American Red Cross Tier III Shelter operating at the Guam Pak Warehouse in Tamuning:
“Our administration has expressed concerns and requested for the immediate relocation of the American Red Cross Tier III Shelter at the Guam Pak Warehouse in Tamuning. Upon notification of current shelter conditions, we began the process of securing a new location with remaining inventory. Sites previously identified as shelters, including village gymnasiums, are either under construction or left severely damaged by Typhoon Mawar. These challenges are compounded by limited commercial real estate available for such support.
To address health concerns, namely reported cases of influenza, the Department of Public Health and Social Services is working alongside the American Red Cross to isolate affected families and minimize further exposure.
Our ultimate goal is to support long-term solutions for our vulnerable populations through stable housing. Joining us in these discussions are the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority (GHURA), the Office of Homelessness Assistance and Poverty Prevention (OHAPP), and the Department of Labor (DOL).”