VIDEO: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Highlights Hawai‘i Aid to Philippines in Speech to House of Representatives

November 21, 2013
Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today delivered a speech to the House of Representatives to highlight Hawai‘i’s unique role in supporting relief and recovery efforts in the Philippines.
 
“In the wake of such a horrible tragedy, the positive that we can find is the outpouring of compassion, support, and – most importantly – aloha, from my state towards the people in the Philippines,” said Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. “The Hawai‘i Air National Guard is working with the U.S. Pacific Command as we speak, which is based in Hawai‘i, as collectively they provide unparalleled air, maritime and ground support to the aid efforts of the Philippines authorities.”
 
Video is available here and is also attached for download. Full text of her statement is below:
 
 
 
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Remarks: Relief Efforts for Super Typhoon Haiyan
 
U.S. House of Representatives
 
November 21, 2013
 
On behalf of the people of my home state of Hawai‘i, I stand today to send our heartfelt condolences to the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
 
Like so many people in Hawai‘i and around the world, I and my family have loved ones, friends, and others who were affected by this devastation in Tacloban City and other areas of the Philippines, and they have been at the forefront of our thoughts and prayers.
 
In the wake of such a horrible tragedy, the positive that we can find is the outpouring of compassion, support, and – most importantly – aloha, from my state towards the people in the Philippines. The Hawai‘i Air National Guard is working with the U.S. Pacific Command as we speak, which is based in Hawai‘i, as collectively they provide unparalleled air, maritime and ground support to the aid efforts of the Philippines authorities.  All across Hawai‘i, as across the world, we are seeing businesses, nonprofits and individuals standing up individually and taking the time and energy to raise resources and to provide support to these aid efforts, to these relief efforts, and helping to reunite families and friends and communities.
 
I continue to pray for all those who have lost homes, family and friends, and encourage all who are able to contribute in any way possible in this recovery effort.
 
I yield back.

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