Guam – Lieutenant Governor Ray Tenorio and Director of Agriculture Marguarite Taitague joined Guam Animals In Need (GAIN) in a short Appreciation Ceremony Thursday evening at the Yigo Animal Shelter.
The ceremony was for the many businesses that helped GAIN members remodel the Yigo Animal Shelter last month.
Prior to the Appreciation Ceremony, Lieutenant Governor Tenorio and Director Taitague were given a tour of the shelter to see the fresh paint, new kennel covers, new plumbing fixtures, new washer and dryer, and more. The refurbishing project was valued at more than $30,000.
“This is a great example of what can happen when non-governmental groups work with government organizations for the betterment of the community. Good things come from the help of our business community pitching in just like they’ve done with the Islandwide Beautification Task Force. I’m honored to have had the opportunity to personally thank these people and their businesses for their generosity.”
Nicole Marcott, previous Vice President of GAIN, was responsible for organizing the remodeling effort. She stated, “I really appreciate all the people who pitched in and worked with the GAIN employees and volunteers. This couldn’t have happened without their help. The businesses showed their strong sense of community with their donations of materials, money, and manpower.”
[Lt Gov on Tour: Lieutenant Governor Ray Tenorio and Director of Agriculture Margarite Taitague were given a tour of the improvements made during the May refurbishment by Nicole Marcott and Bambi Leone. Left to Right (GAIN Shelter Manager Bambi Leone, Lieutenant Governor Ray Tenorio, Nicole Marcott, previous GAIN Vice President]
Businesses that assisted in the remodeling project included Home Depot, Chugach, Matson, Fence Masters, Pacific Trucking, Hilton, Behr Paint, Pepsi, Sign Makers, Eddie J. Cruz, LLC, Clean Shot, Andersen AFT Structures, Re-Max Diamond Realty.
GTA also chipped in and is providing wi-fi internet services.