Government Officials to Collect Donations Today

Drives to be Held at Three Intersections

Immediate Release: March 18, 2011
Government officials will be out in force today to help the people of Japan.  The first event under the government-wide Japan relief organization will be held at three intersections on the island.
First Lady Christine Calvo will lead the Calvo Tenorio administration in conducting “boot drives” at the Paseo Loop and the ITC intersection.  Guam Customs and Quarantine Agency collected more than $4000 in donations this morning at a single intersection.
“We’re hitting the ground running.  There’s no time to waste,” First Lady Calvo said.  “I want to thank our government workers, mayors, and vice mayors for taking the time out to help the people of Japan.  This is just the beginning, and we’re so humbled at the outpouring of support from the entire island.”
The Mayors Council of Guam will also be holding a “bag drive” at the Harmon Loop and Route 16 intersection.  All drives will be held from 4 pm to 6 pm.
Proclamation and Check Presentation
Next week, Governor Eddie Baza Calvo will declare an “Island-wide Day of Reflection and Remembrance” in honor of the victims and the families affected by the recent tragedies.  A check on behalf of the government-wide group will be presented to the American Red Cross and Consul General for Japan Yoshiyuki Kimura.
The event begins at 10 am, March 22, in the Cabinet Conference Room at the Bordallo Governor’s Complex.
More Information
Checks can be made payable to American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.  In order for these donations to directly benefit the Japanese people, all memo lines on checks must include: “Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami.”
Anyone interested in helping the people of Japan, through this drive can contact Jesse Alig at 475-9353, or email

Guam Customs and Quarantine Agency presents First Lady Christine Calvo with the donations, totaling more than $4000, collected from a “boot drive” held Friday morning.  The event is part of the first round of fundraising efforts from the government-wide group helping the victims and families affected by the recent earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan.

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