With Support From Center for Pacific Islands Studies/University of Hawai'i
KOROR, Palau (Palau Horizon, Sept. 12) - Palau President Tommy Remengesau has pledged US$100,000 to aid the Hurricane Katrina disaster victims in the United States.
Remengesau said although Palau's support may be insignificant, this Pacific island nation wants to show its solidarity with its main ally by assisting in the relief efforts.
Spearheading the relief efforts are the Ministries of State and Finance, Sens. Caleb Otto and Santy Asanuma, Dels. Kerai Mariur and William Ngirakelau.
Remengesau said the United States has always been the first nation to respond when it comes to disasters in other countries.
He added that Palau again offers its sympathies and condolences to the victims, adding that he believes that the U.S. will again rise to the occasion.
In a press statement, the Palau Red Cross Society is sponsoring a relief drive in front of Midtown Mobil Station in Koror from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
The Red Cross at the same time expressed condolences to the victims of Hurricane Katrina in the southern states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.