GovGuam Raises $50K For Japan

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Guam- It was originally supposed to be Tsunami Awareness Week, but because of the tragedies in Japan, Governor Eddie Calvo has also declared Tuesday a day of reflection and remembrance for the Japanese people.

At the Governor’s large conference room, a check of $50 thousand dollars was presented to the American Red Cross and the Japan Club of Guam to help with recovery efforts. The money was raised through a variety of fundraising efforts by the Government of Guam and other stakeholders. Governor Calvo and Japan Consulate General Yoshiyuki Kimura.

“We in Guam have been blessed to not have been victims of this tragedy” said Calvo. “But we of people know what it means to be, how would you say, at the point of contact for a natural disaster, whether it is a typhoon or an earthquake.”

“I really appreciate warm hearted words and actions being offered to Japan.”

More than $25 thousand was raised last week through boot and bag drives, which was co-chaired by First Lady Christine Calvo. Another $25 thousand dollars was donated by the Calvo’s Insurance Underwriters for the relief effort.