Guam – After hearing of The Salvation Army’s need for toys to fill the shelves of Santa’s Toy Shop, President & CEO of the Nissan Corporation of Guam, Van Shelly, offered the non-profit organization $2,500.00 on behalf of the company.
The economy has impacted everyone over the course of this year, and The Salvation Army was struggling to meet the volume of need in our community. At the time, they were still short about 1,000 toys and Santa’s Toy Shop was set to open in just 2 days.
“I made the decision because they convinced me the funds truly go to families who wouldn’t otherwise have something for their children. When I read they were still short, I thought we could contribute something to help.” said Shelly.
[L-R: Philippe Gerling, General Manager Nissan Guam, Captain Mike Lutcher, Salvation Army Guam, Van Shelly, President & CEO Nissan Guam and Rachel Perez, Executive Assistant Nissan Guam]
This donation made by The Nissan Corporation of Guam, as well as a personal donation of $1,000.00 from The Shelly family, went a long way in purchasing the remaining toys and teen appropriate gifts required to fill the need of those families seeking assistance this year.
The Salvation Army would like to thank The Nissan Corporation, as well as Van Shelly, CEO, for their generous donations to help needy children on Guam, and their families, get through the Christmas season with a little more hope.