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Local Business Helps Typhoon Victims

typhoon helpASHLAND, Ore. — An Ashland-based company is ready to help victims of the typhoon in the Philippines, but they say none of the organizations that can get items on the ground is ready to receive the donations.

Pacific Domes makes shelters that are 44 feet in diameter and 22 feet tall. They were used to help victims after the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 and can be utilized as orphanages, hospitals, birthing centers, kitchens, community centers, or just storage.

The domes are light-weight, can be installed within a few hours, and are “hurricane proof”. The company is in talks with several organizations and is on standby until they’re sure the domes will be sent to relief efforts.

The company is unsure of when they’ll be able to donate domes. It took them about a month before their shelters were on the ground in Haiti.