USS Theodore Roosevelt sailors volunteer to do community work


USS Theodore Roosevelt sailors volunteered to do community work this weekend as part of their port call.

Sailors assisted library staff at the Nieves M. Flores Memorial Public Library re-shelve books and library materials and also interact with youth and families during the literacy and arts & crafts program on Saturday.

Under the Friends of the Park program, volunteer sailors also took part in an environmental stewardship activity helping Island Girl Power volunteers restore neighborhood parks that have been reclaimed by the jungle in Kaiser, Dededo.

Today, Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., sailors will assist the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 668 Guam with maintenance, painting and memorial touch-up at their Mangilao clubhouse.

Sailors will also assist Guam Animals in Need shelter employees and community volunteers with the shelter’s veterinary clinic, and help care for rescued animals as well as light maintenance work around the Yigo facility on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The USS Roosevelt is the flagship of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group and departed from its homeport at Naval Air Station North Island for deployment to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Region.

According to the Navy, the Strike Group will provide maritime security, maintain freedom of the seas in accordance with international law and customs, and operate with international partners and allies to promote regional stability and prosperity.