(From left) Catherine Attao-Toves, vice president for corporate affairs and human re-sources at Tan Holdings; Lee B. Tenorio, executive director of the Saipan Chamber of Commerce, and board member of the Northern Marianas Humanities Council; Merlie Tolentino, executive director of the Tan Siu Lin Foundation; Tracy Guerrero, corporate controller for Triple J Saipan and chairperson of the Humanities Council; Gov. Ralph DLG. Torres, Lt. Gov. Arnold I. Palacios, and Jerry Tan, CEO of Tan Holdings.
Photo courtesy of the Tan Siu Lin Foundation

The Tan Siu Lin Foundation coordinated donations of $20,894 for its “Field of Heroes: We Will Never Forget,” a Northern Mariana Islands-wide commemoration event for 9/11.
The initiative was supported by Heritage Sponsor J.C. Tenorio Enterprises; field sponsors National Park Service/American Memorial Park, Office of the Mayor of Tinian and Aguiguan, and Office of the Mayor of Rota; Star and Stripes sponsors E-Land Group, D&Q, IT&E, Hotel Valentino, GPPC, Triple J Enterprises Inc., TakeCare Insurance, and the Marianas Variety; and Patron Sponsors Docomo Pacific, Shirley’s Coffee Shop, McDonald’s, MARPAC, and First Hawaiian Bank. Other sponsors included JET Holdings, City Trust Bank, Pacific Trading Co., Hyatt Regency Saipan, and the Hardt Eye Clinic.


Photo courtesy of Atkins Kroll Inc.

Atkins Kroll Inc. donated $1,914 to the Guam Chapter of the American Red Cross of Guam, through its Community Matters program. Pictured at the AK showroom on Sept. 21 are (from left) Tom Mazzei, sales direc-tor; Trina Cruz, marketing and communications director, both from AK; Chita A. Blaise, executive director of the Guam Chapter of the American Red Cross Eduardo R. Ilao, president of JMI-Edison and board member of the Guam Chapter; and Ernie Galito, director of business development at AK.

Photo courtesy of Naval Base Guam

The U.S. Naval Base Guam Chaplain’s office, along with sailors from U.S. Naval Hospital Guam delivered nearly 2,000 pounds of food items and paper products to the Kamalen Karidat soup kitchen in Hagåtña.
The food items were collected through the 2021 Feds Feed Families Campaign, which ran from June 1 to Aug. 31.

Photo By Sgt. Marvin Lopez Navarro, U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Marine Corps personnel of Task Force Koa Moana 21, I (pro-nounced “first”) Marine Expeditionary Force replaced bathrooms roofing at Koror’s Palau High School and fixed damage to concrete staircases, caused by environmental conditions and time.
Engineers with the task force also extended an existing concrete pad at the Palau Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Station with 20 by 30 foot sectioned-off pads, which will serve as a larger staging area for containers donated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands donated $12,750 to the Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games 2022.


IT&E is the title sponsor of the Northern Mariana Islands Basketball Federation, and will sponsor the five divisions of the 2021 to 2022 season.


Jamaican Grill restaurants at the Hagatna, Dededo and Tamuning locations offered a complimentary dine-in service meal to local and military first responders – to include police officers, firefighters and paramedics to commemorate the events of 9/11.


The Filipino Ladies Association of Guam awarded $500 scholarships to two University of Guam students studying chemistry.


Triple J Saipan executives, management, staff and friends and family participated in the 2021 International Coastal cleanup in the Northern Mariana Islands, from behind Sandy Beach Homes along the beach front past Surf Club Restaurant.


About 50 Air Force personnel from the2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana collected trash during a cleanup at Tanguisson Beach.


Representatives from the USS Michael Murphy and Naval Base Guam donated toiletries to Guam’s Child Protective Services through the Kate Thomas Foundation. Items included shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, slippers, and pillowcases. The Kate Thomas Foundation was founded by Kathleen Thomas Benavente and supports local foster children and families.


The Guam Chamber of Commerce announced the launch of its Toys for Tots program in partnership with Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz.
Collection dates are from Oct. 4 to Dec. 10 and gifts can be delivered to Atkins Kroll Inc., BankPacific (all branches), Burger King (Hagåtña & Tumon Bay Restaurants), Cars Plus/ Harley Davidson (Maite), Deloitte & Touche (Tamuning), the Guam Chamber of Commerce (Hagåtña), Paradise Auto Spa/ East Island Tinting (East Hagåtña), Triple J Enterprises (Upper Tumon), and Triple J Honda (Tamuning). mbj