Guam- Kamalin Karidat needs the community’s help to continue its services for the needy.
Payless Executive Vice President Kathy Sgro and Kamelin Karidat Manager Maria Tenorio spoke before the Rotary Club of Tumon Bay this afternoon on Guam’s homeless situation. Sgro mentions they are planning a major fund raiser for the organization to help those in need of food or clothing.
“If you’re unable to assist financially, the kitchen is always looking for volunteers to come and help serve every single night or to donate food or perhaps help with cleaning up the premise” said Sgro.
Tenorio also says since no federal funding is provided and their thrift store is closed, the money for operations is greatly needed. she adds that she’s noticed an increase in the amount of homeless coming to their Hagatna kitchen.
“There has been a increase. I can’t tell you numbers, but I can tell you the numbers that come to the kitchen everyday” said Tenorio. “We feed about 30-35 people…that’s everyday!”
The “Feed The Hungry: Dancing With The Stars” fund raiser will be this Saturday, August 21. Tickets are available at all Payless locations. 100% of the proceeds will be used to assist in the operations to feed the homeless. Non perishable grocery bag items will also be given out.