On Jan.  25 Bridge Capital LLC financing company which opened its headquarters on Saipan at the office of the governor donated a total of $49 000 to various public schools and charities in the Northern Mariana Islands.

On Jan. 29 South Pacific Petroleum Corp. donated $500 to Guam Animals in Need. This is an annual donation on behalf of SPPC;  the corporation also participates in the annual GAIN dog show sponsors shelter kennels and the sterilization clinic.

Continental Micronesia donated 400 new and used digital telephone units to Guam Memorial Hospital with a value of $200 to $400 per unit on Jan. 30 at the hospital.

Guam Animals In Need held a weeklong pet sterilization clinic beginning Feb. 3 in East Agana to help combat the Guam pet overpopulation concern. Those on public assistance with pets paid no fees all others donated $20 for the first animal $10 each additional animal. Donating veterinarians were Mathew B. Belcher of Hawaii Vanessa L. Oshiro of Hawaii Louisa M. Siacco of South Carolina Nancy C.  Hack of New Mexico Harold S. Tice of Oregon Gwen M Schneider of Oregon Rebeccah L. Eiaz of Guam and Cathy L.  Hamilton of Guam.        

The University of Guam Endowment Foundation on Jan. 27 donated more than 300 Shaolin Warrior tickets to Guam school students at a presentation at UOG’s Jesus & Eugenia Leon Guererro School of Business. More than 60 of the island’s principals from public and private schools were invited to attend the presentation and received five tickets each. A free raffle will be held at each of the schools to distribute the tickets to students. 

On Feb. 2 Northern Marianas Dive Operators along with The Marianas Visitors Authority   picked up a total of 140 pounds of trash during its latest clean up effort in Saipan.  Mozell’s Boys Lawn & Trash Service also donated  to assist in the clean up.  The groups planted 25 coconut seedlings as well. Volunteers consisted of 12 MVA members and 11 from NMDOA

On Feb. 2  TakeCare Insurance donated $100 000 to the University of Guam’s Nursing Program. The funding will assist in the supporting of student scholarships equipment faculty development and other program needs.

The Fishbowl Bar in Tumon hosted “Jazz For Patti” on Feb. 4 to celebrate the life of Guam resident and long-time jazz singer Patti Lane Rivera recently diagnosed with cancer. The $10 cover charge included one raffle ticket.  Proceeds will help fund Rivera’s treatment. Many of Guam’s premier jazz artists performed.

Make-A-Wish Foundation held its third annual Kites For Wishes on Feb. 17 and 18 at Asan Beach Park. The event included more than 50 kite flyers from more than 11 countries and proceeds helped fund organization operations. Make-A-Wish Foundation helps grant wishes to children with life-threatening illness. The festival was also presented by TakeCare Insurance and sponsored by Continental Airlines Bank of Guam Nissan Guam Visitors Bureau and the Outrigger Resort Guam. Additional support was provided by Guamcell Communications Chill Out Kite Shop Triple B Forwarders Kwikspace Matson Navigation Co. G4 Security Guahan magazine Shooting Star Productions Domestic Helpers Archway Detry Plumbing and Mr. Rubbishman.

Moylan’s Insurance on Feb. 10 raised funds for the American Cancer Society with Guam’s first annual Moylan’s 5K Run For Your Heart Fun Run/Walk. Raffle prizes were given away as well as a trophy for the group with the most participants. Medals were given to the top three finishers in each category.

On Feb. 3 18 workers and managers from Advance Management Inc. spent six hours repairing restroom facilities including lights toilets urinals and sinks at Untalan Middle School in Barrigada at no cost to Untalan. The nearly $500 worth of installed bathroom fixtures were paid for by the school’s parent-teacher organization.
On Feb. 12 Continental Micronesia renewed the $100 000 Faculty Travel Grant to the University of Guam. A ceremony was held for the presentation the same day on the UOG campus. The grant enables faculty to travel abroad.

On Feb. 13 Continental Micronesia announced a donation of 20 personal computers to the Guam Public School System in a presentation at George Washington High School. The computers donated will be used for JROTC students.

On March 10 Bank of Guam in celebration of 35 years of business and the American Red Cross Guam  Chapter will be holding the 2nd annual “Run for the Red 5K Run/Walk.” The event will begin and end in the Bank of Guam Hagåtña parking lot and all proceeds will help fund local disaster relief efforts.  MBJ