First Lady Accepts $10K Donation to Red Cross

Pay-Less Community Foundation, Calvo Team Up to Help Japan

Press Update: April 1, 2011

First Lady Christine Calvo accepted yet another large donation to help the victims and families affected by the recent tragedies in Japan. This morning, Pay-Less Community Foundation gave $10,000 to the American Red Cross for Japan Disaster Relief. The contribution was made as part of the government-wide organization led by First Lady Christine M.S. Calvo.

“Every day, I hear about the people who still need help in Japan. And every day, another company and more of our families give from their hearts,” First Lady Calvo said. “Our island may be small, but this community shows Guam has the strongest spirit of love in the world.”

Pay-Less representatives and First Lady Calvo presented a check for the donation to American Red Cross Guam Chapter Chief Executive Officer Chita Blaise.

According to Pay-Less Chairman of the Board and Executive Vice President Kathy Sgro, customers donated $2,000, Pay-Less Community Foundation doubled that amount by donating $4,000 and the remaining $4,000 came from the proceeds from its Kick the Fat 5K. Donation boxes will be at all 7 Pay-Less locations through the month of April.

First Lady Christine Calvo and Pay-Less Community Foundation present a $10,000 donation to the American Red Cross Guam Chapter. The contribution was facilitated by First Lady Calvo, as part of the government-wide relief efforts for the victims and families affected by the recent tragedies in Japan. The money was raised through donation boxes at Pay-Less locations, a corporate match of those private donations, and from the company’s Kick-the-Fat 5K event. Pictured from left: Pay-Less General Manager Mike Benito, First Lady Christine M.S. Calvo, American Red Cross Guam Chapter CEO Chita Blaise, Pay-Less Executive Vice President Kathy Sgro, and Pay-Less Marketing Manager Carina Tegarido.

 

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