Guam – As local businesses, schools, and nonprofit organizations continue to gather monetary donations for the victims in Japan, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) will honor those affected by the tsunami and earthquake in a different way.
A prayer vigil scheduled for Friday, March 25, 2011 at 6 p.m. at Gov. Joseph Flores Memorial Beach Park (Ypao) will be sponsored by GVB, Delta Air Lines, Bank of Guam, IP&E Guam, and the Shell Stations of Guam, with support from the Office of the Governor and the Guam Hotel & Restaurant Association (GHRA).
“While we all encourage everyone in our community to continue giving monetary donations, this is another way we can all join together to help the victims in Japan,” said GVB General Manager Gerald S.A. Perez. “We have many staff, friends and family who know those who have been affected. Our hearts go out to our partners in Japan as they continue the recovery process following this great tragedy.”
Candles will be sold for $1 donation at the event, which will unite residents with leaders in business, the visitor industry, and government.
All proceeds will go toward the Japan Club of Guam, who has been soliciting monetary donations since the earthquake on March 11, 2011, and following and tsunami.