First ever shelter for foster children to be build


A groundbreaking ceremony was held in Barrigada.

Guam- A groundbreaking ceremony was held last week for the first ever foster children shelter on island, a historic moment also for First Lady Christine Calvo.

Since she became First Lady, Christine Calvo has dedicated herself to this worthy cause of helping Guam’s children in need through her Rigalu Foundation.

The contract was awarded to P&E Construction for $1.1 million and will take about 9 months to finish.

At the groundbreaking, the First Lady teared up as she expressed her gratitude to those who were instrumental in making this shelter for foster children a reality.

“Since the day I met the children from the Alee Shelter with Sister Bridgette, I will never forget the feeling I had and thinking, perhaps, the good Lord placed this responsibility in my heart. When this project was just a glimmer in my heart I did not know how I would make it happen and I was so blessed because I was able to get the help. If this is what God wanted for me to have done then he would allow the people to come forward and help us and just given the display we have here at this groundbreaking, you can feel what I’m talking about,” said Calvo.

The foster home project was made possible through funding from the Department of Interior’s Compact Impact grant.