Sadako Suzuki presented a check for $100 000 on June 22 to Gov. Benigno R. Fitial and NMI education officials of the Public School System and the board of education. The donation was made possible by the Suzuki Foundation which was established in honor of Suzuki’s husband Munaji Suzuki who died on Saipan during World War II and her son Tadayoshi who recently passed away.
G4S Security System is donating its services to Guam Crime Stoppers. Prior to the donation anonymously reported tips to Crime Stoppers were recorded on an answering machine. Now G4S will answer those calls throughout the night and on the weekends. G4S officially took over on June 17 and answered its first call on June 18. G4S answers the phones from 5 p.m. until 8 a.m. G4S agreed to honor the anonymity of all callers to the hotline.
On June 16 the Bank of Guam presented a check for $10 000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Guam. Presenting the check was Lourdes "Lou" Leon Guerrero president and chairwoman of the board for Bank of Guam.
The Guam Humanities Council presented a check for $6 810.53 to members of the Guam Junior Golf League on June 19. The donation came from the proceeds of the 2006 Guam Humanities Council open golf tournament held May 13 at the LeoPalace Resort. The tournament raised more than $13 600 to benefit the council’s Guampedia.com project and to support the league’s activities.
On June 8 Rotary Club of Northern Guam donated $1 000 to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guam to help support the Big Summer Beach Bash scheduled for July 2.
Bank of Hawaii donated $10 000 to the American Red Cross Guam Chapter. The donation was in support of the 6th Annual Red Ball which will be held Sept. 30. Bank of Hawaii is a platinum sponsor for the ball.
The U.S. Attorney’s office and Victims Advocates Reaching Out distributed free gunlocks at the Guam Premier Outlets on June 10. VARO is the media outreach partner for the Project Safe Neighborhoods program.
On June 23 First Hawaiian Bank presented a check for $10 000 to the American Red Cross Guam Chapter for a platinum sponsorship of the 6th Annual Red Ball to be held Sept. 30.
The Laguna Association of Guam donated $500 to the Guam Community College on June 7. The donation went to scholarship money for GCC students.
On April 3 Erica’s House accepted a donation of $250 from the Soroptomist International of Guam. The donation was part of its annual donation $1 500 to Erica’s House.
The Soroptimist International of Guam presented a check for $250 to KPRG on May 1.
The Palau Community Action Agency presented a check for $600 to Jenda Emiwo. The check will be used to help pay for the treatment of Emiwo’s daughter Zulina Skebong whi will undergo medical treatment in the Philippines.
The Catholic Congregation in Peleliu held a fundraiser on June 24 at the Social Hall of the Sacred Heart Church in Koror. The proceeds from the event will be used to build a social hall and a small residence for the priest near the church.
The Guam Community College received $500 in scholarship money from the National Association of Mapua Alumni Guam chapter on May 11.
JTB Global donated $1 000 to the Guam Community College on June 5. The money will be divided into five separate scholarships for students taking Japanese at GCC.
CafÃ© at the Park hosted a pancake breakfast fundraiser for the Commonwealth Health Center in Saipan on July 1. Half of the cost of each breakfast of $7 was donated to the center.
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