Guam – Governor Calvo this afternoon presented a check of over $77-thousand dollars to the Filipino community of Guam to help with the ongoing recovery efforts from the devastation caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan.
The funds were raised by “Operation Guam Cares”, a group made up of all GovGuam agencies, along with the assistance of the Ayuda Foundation and some private businesses.
Guam’s Philippine Consul General, Bayani Mangibin was on hand to accept the check from Governor Calvo. The Governor praised the contributions of the Filipino community to Guam’s own prosperity. And he said it is only right that we should give back to the Philippines in their time of need.
The money was collected over the past 2 weeks from donations raised through a boot drive and a pledge drive along with school fundraisers. The funds will be used to purchase medicine and medical supplies.
READ the releasse from the Govenor’s Office below:
“This season, I’m so very thankful for the love and generosity of our island. Our government family responded to this tragedy with an equal amount of care—and the results speak for themselves. I thank all the GovGuam employees who supported Operation Guam Cares. I also thank everyone who gave money to this cause. Your donation will help save lives.” – Governor Eddie Baza Calvo
GovGuam family donates $77,000 to help victims of Typhoon Yolanda
Operation Guam Cares has raised $77,295.02 to give much needed medical help to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines. This afternoon, a check for the donation was given to Filipino Community of Guam to purchase medicine and medical supplies.
Donation raised through boot & pledge drives, school fundraisers
The effort was GovGuam’s fundraising program to assist those who lost their homes and loved ones in last month’s storm.
The Governor’s Office led the efforts with all the executive branch agencies. Boot drives were held and pledge forms were passed among government employees. The boot drives and the donations from GovGuam employees exceeded $51,000. Additionally, the Department of Education held various events in the schools to raise money. DOE alone donated around $25,000 to the cause.