UPDATE:  More than $11K raised for Red Cross
“Un dangkulu na si Yu’us ma’ase!!” to all of our fellow Guamanians who helped raise $11,205.74 in last week’s boot drive organized by the Office of the Lt. Governor and safety agencies.
This is the second year that Chita Blaise, the Chief Executive Officer of the local Red Cross Office, reached out to Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio for help. The non-profit organization relies on donations from the community to help fund their efforts.
Most people know that the Red Cross helps families through disasters, such as typhoons. According to the American Red Cross of Guam, the organization in this past year also provided the following:
• responded to 21 home fires
• assisted 81 families
• trained 650 students from 3rd through 5th grades on disaster preparedness through their Pillowcase Project
• Installed 457 smoke alarms in at-risk homes
• delivered 1,089 message to our military families through our Service to Armed Forces program
• taught 1,549 people lifesaving skills
• trained 161 people on aquatics and water safety
“I am so proud to see so many of our people continue to help the Red Cross.  As a non-profit organization, they need our assistance to keep them running and able to respond to some of the emergency needs in our community,” ” Lt. Governor Tenorio stated.
“Thank you and un dangkulu na si Yu’us ma’ase to the safety agencies that helped raise funds, and to the thousands of Guamanians who gave out of the goodness of their hearts to this worthy organization.”
The participating agencies include: Guam Police Department, Department of Youth Affairs, Guam Fire Department, Guam Customs & Quarantine, Guam Homeland Security, Guam International Airport Authority Air Rescue & Firefighting, Port Authority of Guam, and Department of Corrections.

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