Inauguration Surplus Puts Over $90,000 in the Hands of Kamalen Karidat
Press Update: February 21, 2011
(Adelup, Guam) The Calvo Tenorio Inauguration Committee gave more than $90,000 to Kamalen Karidat Thursday.  Kamalen Karidat helps the homeless and hungry families and individuals in Hagatna. Their operation is funded by donations from the public and the Catholic Church.
First Lady, Christine Calvo, selected Kamalen Karidat as the recipient of any surplus funds taken in from the inaugural ball for Governor Eddie Baza Calvo and Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio.  The committee managed to keep the costs to a minimum.  After all the bills were paid there was a surplus of over $90,000.
Governor Calvo, the First Lady and members of the committee presented Deacon Francisco Tenorio and his wife Maria a $93,362.25 check for Kamalen Karidat.  The Governor said, “As we look forward to the future of Guam.  We can’t overlook those who are in most need, those who are most unfortunate.  We had such support in our fundraising activities that we were able to pay for all our bills then still have this large surplus to donate to the Kamalen Karidat organization.”
“I want to thank Kamalen Karidat for everything they do to help people,” the First Lady said.  “I also want to thank all the donors.  Not only did we fund the entire inauguration without any government funds, we were able to give the proceeds to a wonderful organization that helps people.

Governor Eddie Baza Calvo, First Lady Christine Calvo, and members of the Inaugural Committee had the honor of presenting Deacon Francisco Tenorio and his wife, Maria, with a very large check for Kamalen Karidat on Thursday.  Pictured from left are:  Kathy Sgro, Lucy Alcorn, First Lady Christine Calvo, Governor  Calvo, Maria Tenorio, Deacon Francisco Tenorio, Iris Yosinao, Mike Benito.

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