29 Nov 2018
- By Emmanuel T. Erediano – [email protected] – Variety News Staff
U-TOP Investment (Saipan) Inc. donated $20,000 to help Marianas Young Professionals or MyPros implement its “Restore CNMI, One Village at a Time” campaign.
This is in line with the investor’s commitment to help the community recover and rebuild, said Lin Yan, vice president of U-Tour Group Co. Ltd. and chairwoman of U-Top Investment (Saipan) Inc.
MyPros, through its disaster relief arm, United 4 Saipan, was also at the forefront of disaster recovery efforts after Typhoon Soudelor hit the island in Aug. 2015.
After Super Typhoon Yutu devastated Saipan and Tinian last month, MyPros again mobilized its network that comprises more than 350 volunteers, including young professionals and students, to provide disaster relief and recovery services, water, meals, and debris cleanup in every village.
“We wish to express our heartfelt solidarity to every single person, family and business affected by Super Typhoon Yutu,” Lin Yan told Variety in an email.
“It is in times like these when the people of the CNMI set an example of resilience, strength and good spirit,” she added.
For his part, MyPros executive director Gerard van Gils said: “We at MyPros are grateful for the investment in recovery that has been made by U-Top. These funds feed people, shelter them and alleviate suffering. U-Top is more than a sponsor, they are our friends and our neighbors coming with help in a time of extreme need. Thank you for being in our community and for lifting us with your generosity.”
The contribution was made possible by U-Top Investment and its associates: U-Tour Group Co. Ltd.; Top Development Inc. Saipan; AiYou Travel Service (Beijing) Co. Ltd.-Hangzhou branch; Hangzhou Xinghao Airline Ticket Service Co. Ltd.; Zhejiang New World International Travel Service Co. Ltd.; and Shenzhen Weilan International Travel Service Co., Ltd.
U-Top Investment is a joint venture of China-based U-Tour Group Co. Ltd. and CNMI-based Top Development Inc.
Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/109146-u-top-joins-restore-cnmi-campaign