Guam – Many of Guam’s sons and daughters won’t be here to celebrate Christmas with family and friends. They’ll be fighting for our freedom oceans away, so Adelup worked to send them some Christmas cheer.
The Office of the Lieutenant Governor and The Works! Foundation, along with the Guam Air National Guard shipped special Christmas care packages to twenty Airmen of the 254th Red Horse and 254th Security Forces Squadrons of the Guam Air National Guard deployed in Southwest Asia.
Lt. Governor Tenorio started Project Minagof to ship care packages to our troops, which include various local products and a rubbing of the Great Seal of Guam. This is the third care package shipment by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, The Works! Foundation, and with the Family Readiness Program of the Guam Air National Guard.
Project Minagof has sent out more than 300 care packages to local service members throughout the world to date. ”We are so happy to support service members with a package from their home, especially in time for the holiday season,” said Lieutenant Governor Ray Tenorio. “Project Minagof is about giving something from Guam to those who sacrifice so much for the freedoms we enjoy every day. We want to let them know our island is grateful for their service.”
[ L-R: Tech Sergeant Jesse Leon Guerrero, Lieutenant Governor Ray Tenorio, AC1 Joell Piper and Tech Sergeant Roberto Diramos pose with the 20 care packages in front of a Christmas tree at Adelup. The care packages were shipped to the 254th Red Horse and 254th Security Forces Squadrons of the Guam Air National Guard currently deployed in South West Asia.]
This shipment includes:
Guam postcards, Guam lanyards and reusable Guam shopping bags donated by the Guam Visitors Bureau
Turkey Spam donated by Dickerson and Quinn International Distributors
Hafa Adai hats donated by DNA Evolution
T-shirts donated by Guam Style
Greeting cards donated by Zorries Only
I Love Guam products donated by Archway, Inc.
Issues of UNO magazines donated by Tropical Productions, Inc.
Ichiban ramen noodles donated by the Baltazar-Dodge Family
King Car iced tea donated by Mr. Jay Rojas
and Guam Seal rubbings made with supplies donated by National Office Supply. Payless Supermarkets donated the funds, which were used to offset the cost of shipping for all 20 packages.
“These Airmen are heroes preserving our freedom,” said Governor Eddie Baza Calvo. “We want them to know we are thinking of them during this season of giving.”
Project Minagof thanks the staff at the Guam Air National Guard Family Readiness Program and the Office of the Lieutenant Governor for donating gift wrapping paper and assisting to wrap all the items included in each package.
For more information, or if you would like to donate to the project, please call Project Coordinator Roe-Ann Cruz at 482-2306 or 475-9384.