Picture above provided by Dan Lin Photography.

Since Typhoon Soudelor, we led the effort to rebuild resilient homes across our community. 

 

Our Mission and vision

The mission of the Commonwealth Advocates for Recovery Efforts (CARE) is to build a resilient community and to identify, facilitate, and deliver resources and long-term support to address the unmet needs of individuals and families impacted by disaster.

Our vision is that together, we will build a united Commonwealth where all our neighbors are lifted from disaster through the strength of our network.


“CARE gave us hope and because of that, we look forward to another day knowing that our family will soon have a home to live in.”
— Mollyana Aichi, CARE Client and Soudelor Survivor

 

Our History

The CARE network was formed in response to the long-term needs of individuals affected by Soudelor. In August 2015, the CNMI Chapter of Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) invited this broader group of community stakeholders to form a coalition to address long-term needs that became more visible after the initial disaster response phase. An initial group of more than 70 network partners from the nonprofit, business, government, faith-based, and education sectors first convened in late August 2015. In November 2015, CARE hired a Director and formally established organizational bylaws. In September 2016, CARE received official 501(c)(3) nonprofit status both locally and federally in after spending a year utilizing local nonprofit Karidat as its fiscal agent.