GTA and the Piti Municipal Planning Council and Mayor’s Office, completed the village basketball court. The basketball court includes new bleachers, outdoor lights, a parking area, and a perimeter fence. GTA will maintain the court for the next 25 years and has donated community wi-fi connectivity at the court, community center, and Piti Mayor’s Office.
The Guam Board of Accountancy donated $300,000 in December to the School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Guam. The funds will go toward the school’s Senator Herminia Dierking and John Phillips Visiting Accounting Professor and Lecturer Program.
Also, the Guam Post of the Society of American Military Engineers donated $20,200 to the University of Guam School of Engineering through four installments in 2020, with the last made in December. Both donations were advised in late April.
The Tan Siu Lin Foundation donated a Yamaha grand piano to the Mount Carmel Cathedral. Aside from the cathedral’s use of the piano, Mount Carmel High School and Saipan Southern High School bands may once again practice and perform at the cathedral.
The Korean Consulate General in Guam donated 4,000 KF94 masks to the Korean War Veterans Association of Guam.
South Pacific Petroleum Corp. presented one year’s worth of fuel to the Naval Sea Cadet Corps in Guam to assist with transportation costs to bus cadets to live drills on Navy Base Guam, extracurricular activities, community service and Sea Cadet Business.
Pictured (from left) are Mark J. Sablan, vice president for business development at SPPC, E2 Seaman Apprentice TR Cepeda of John F. Kennedy High School, and Lt. Commander Thomas Cepeda, regional director of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps for Region 14-2 in Guam.
Docomo Pacific will again support the Paire Football Club in Saipan this year, by providing essential equipment such as supplies and uniforms and covering other training related expenses.
Docomo also donated a Samsung Smartphone to the Guam Chapter of the American Red Cross, which will be used to support military service members, veterans and their families.
The Adventist Hospital in Taipei donated COVID-19 personal protection equipment to the Guam Memorial Hospital.
Pacific Islands Club Guam’s 30-member management team held a cleanup from in front of the resort along Pale San Vitores Road to the front of the Guam Visitors Bureau, collecting more than 100 pounds of trash.
MarPac Inc. donated beverages to the Ohala Foundation, which distributes food boxes to families in need in Tinian. The Ohala Foundation plans to expand to Rota in May and Saipan by October. It also has launched the “It’s Only 33 Cents Per Day Donation Drive,” equal to a commitment of $10 per month to help feed families in need and is seeking 200 people to sign up at ohalafoundation.org to help families in Tinian.
The Rotary Club of Saipan hosted an Easter egg hunt April 3 at the Sugar King Park in Garapan.
Tommy’s Pizza Shoppe donated 15 lunches of pizza and three trays of bread pudding to the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance staff at the Guam Department of Labor.
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam Cutter Myrtle Hazard delivered emergency supplies including water and food to the island of Kayangel in Palau, following Tropical Storm Surigae, Supplies were collected and donated by organizations that included the Ngaraad Club of Guam, the Kayangel Club of Guam, the Guam Palauan community, the Chief Petty Officers Association Marianas Chapter, the U.S Naval Base Chapel, the and the Orote Commissary.
Squadron members of the 36th Wing at Andersen Air Force Base, with contributions from other service members, civilians, and dependents at Andersen donated 3,000 pounds of essential goods such as face masks, bottled water, toilet tissue, diapers, sanitary napkins, laundry soap, dish soap, pillows, bedding, towels and clothing to the Alee Shelter in Guam.
U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 36th Wing’s Civil Engineering Squadron participated in a COVID-19 relief food distribution event at the community gym in Yona. The 36th CES is Yona’s sister squadron, as part of the Andersen Air Force Base Sister Village Sister Squadron program.
Sailors assigned to Submarine Squadron 15 and Naval Submarine Training Center Pacific, Detachment Guam partnered with the command’s sister village of Inalåhan to paint multiple guard rails along the side of the road to increase visibility and promote safe travel through the village. The sailors also worked to remove multiple bags of trash from the village’s beaches as part of the mayor’s anti-littering campaign.
Chapel staff at Naval Base Guam donated $3,000 each to the Ministry for the Homeless and Mercy Action Marianas. mbj