Continental Airlines Micronesia presented two roundtrip tickets to the Philippines or Guam to the Rotary Club of Palau. The tickets were one of the major prizes for the 10th Rotary Club Fishing Derby held Nov. 19. Western Union on Nov. 19 also donated a $500 check and 20 t-shirts to the Rotary Club’s fishing derby.

On Nov. 5 volunteers from businesses the Sinajana mayor’s office the Navy and the realtor association helped demolish a home in Sinajana as part of the Guam Association of Realtor’s project Guma Renew. The Guma Renew project renovates the homes of families in need making their homes better able to withstand typhoons.

According to Christopher Felix president of the Guam Association of Realtors “The cost of the project is over $20 000.”

The Pacific Island Grillers for Education donated $10 000 worth of new instruments to the Guam Public School System on Oct. 22. There were a total of 15 instruments donated including flutes clarinets trumpets electric guitars bass drums and a music station. The instruments were divided among six schools: Agueda Johnston Middle School Vicente S.A. Benavente Middle School F. B. Leon Guerrero Middle School Jose L. G. Rios Middle School Oceanview Middle School and Southern High School.

The instruments were purchased with the net proceeds raised during Guam’s Ultimate Grilling Competition. The Pacific Island Grillers also donated $2 000 of the net proceeds to the Guam Visitors Industry Education Council.

On Nov. 9 members of the Guam Chamber of Commerce Armed Forces Committee donated $4 200 to the Guam National Guard’s Family Readiness Group. The money was used to pay for the shipping cost of goods collected for the Guam National Guard Troops deployed to the Horn of Africa.

The Readiness Group sent over boxes and crates of kimchee noodle bowls Spanish sausage about 18 pounds of Calrose rice lemon powder Tabasco and more.

The Defense Distribution Center donated nine Dell computers to Chief Brodie Elementary School on Nov. 3. The donation was part of the Government Computers for Learning program where government federal agencies donate excess computers to educational programs.

Glen Hutchens director of the distribution center presented the computers to Cathy Reyes school principal. Hutchens told the Journal “The computers are worth a couple hundred dollars each.”

On Nov. 19 the Guam Marriott Resort held its 1st Annual Marriott Cup Invitational Golf Tournament. All of the proceeds from the tournament went to Habitat for Humanity’s Guam Chapter. The proceeds will be used to build at least one home with a concrete slab foundation and steel reinforced walls and roofs able to withstand winds of up to 155 miles per hour.

The participating golfers competed for the new Marriott Cup which was etched with the name of the tournament winner. The Cup will be put on permanent display in the lobby of the Guam Marriott Resort & Spa. The tournament a shotgun event was held at the Guam International Country Club’s 18 hole par 72 6 797 yard USGA-rated course.

On Nov. 8 the Chinese Ladies Association of Guam presented a check for $1 000 to the American Red Cross Guam Chapter. The check will be used for Hurricane Katrina Relief.

On Nov. 5 the Hyatt Regency Guam donated $10 000 to The Salvation Army. The donation came from a part of the proceeds of the Hyatt’s 7th annual Hyatt Cup Golf Tournament held Oct. 1. Catherine Norton Cruz marketing communications manager for the Hyatt told the Journal “The tournament grows larger every year. This year’s tournament raised more money than any of the previous tournaments. Last year $7 000 was raised from the tournament and this year we raised $10 000. Hopefully it will continue to grow.”

In addition to the proceeds from the tournament the Hyatt also donates turkeys for Thanksgiving to The Salvation Army.

Nanbo Insurance Underwriters donated racing bibs to businesses that are sponsored fundraising run events. Nanbo donated bibs to the Pacific Islands Club for the PIC international road race held Nov. 13 Ernst & Young for the DFS/Ernst & Young 5K Run for Tourism Education held Oct. 8 and the Guam Diabetes Association for the 5K Run Walk Wheel for Diabetes held on Nov. 20.

Depending on the amount of people participating in the event bibs can cost anywhere from $450 to $750 an event.

In addition to purchasing the bibs for the event Nanbo also advertises the event in a local newspaper.

Nov. 17 Quality Distributors donated two 40-foot containers of canned meats and vegetables cake mix meat sundries such as razors for shaving and soap and more to the Salvation Army. The donation is worth more than $70 000.

The Salvation Army will share a portion of the goods donated to other nonprofit organizations including homeless shelters drug rehabilitation clinics and soup kitchens.

George Lai president of Quality Distributors told the Journal “Quality Distributors donates goods to The Salvation Army and other charitable organizations every year. We not only donate goods during the holiday season but also in times of need like after a typhoon.”

Hilton Guam Resort & Spa assists earthquake victims Nov. 2 Hilton Guam staff donated $4 000 to be distributed among the employees of the Makkah Hilton and Towers. The Makkah Hilton employees 18 personnel from Muzafarabad Balakot Rawalakot and Mansehra some of the areas hardest hit by the earthquake that struck northern Pakistan on Oct. 8. The earthquake was measured at 7.6 on the Richter scale. As a result of the earthquake 79 000 people died and 65 000 people were injured.

On Nov. 21 Governor Felix P. Camacho and the Department of Homeland Security presented more than $75 000 worth of equipment to the Guam Police Department Guam Fire Department and the Department of Agriculture. GPD received three all terrain vehicles valued at $8 000 each GFD received three all terrain vehicles valued at $12 000 each and the Department of Agriculture received six pairs of night vision visual aids valued at $2 600 each.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security provided funding for the equipment.

On Nov. 21 the Guam Visitors Bureau donated over $17 000 worth of equipment to the Department of Parks and Recreation lifeguards. The equipment will be used at the Ypao Beach lifeguard station. The equipment donated includes a Jet Ski with a trailer megaphones binoculars and various first aid and rescue supplies.

On Nov. 19 the Alee Children’s Shelter had one of its Annual Pre-Holiday Fund Drives at the Aisle Style Wedding Expo 05 held at the Holiday Resort Guam. The John Robert Powers student club promoted the drive. The shelter had a booth at the expo where people could donate money. The shelter also sold tickets for a bicycle to be raffled off. A total of $124 was raised at the Pre-Holiday Fund Drive. MBJ