AMERICAN RED CROSS GUAM CHAPTER ANNOUNCES 2015 RED BALL CHAIR, PLANNING UNDERWAY FOR 15TH ANNUAL RED BALL

Date: 
Thursday, July 16, 2015
The American Red Cross Guam chapter is pleased to announce that Jeff Jones, President and COO of Triple J Enterprises, Inc. will serve as Chair for the organization's largest single fundraising event of the year, the annual Red Ball. The event is scheduled for the evening of Saturday, September 19, 2015, at the Pacific Islands Club Pavilion.
 
“Jeff is an outstanding community leader and we are grateful to him for accepting our invitation to chair the Annual Red Cross Ball,” said Chita Blaise, chief executive officer of the Guam Red Cross chapter. “He and his group of companies are passionate about community involvement and their charitable commitments have made a significant impact on Guam.”
 
“A love of community is one of Triple J’s deepest values, and partnerships with organizations like the Red Cross connects our group to our community in very meaningful ways,” Jones said. “I am honored to help the Guam chapter fulfill its mission to save and improve lives here at home.”
 
The 15th Annual event is titled the “Red, White & You” Ball.  As the theme suggests, the Red Cross relies entirely on the generosity of the community to fulfill its mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
 
Marcos Fong, Managing Director of Glimpses of Guam, Inc. and Chairman of the Guam chapter went on to say, “As the signature fundraising event for the Red Cross Guam chapter, the success of the “Red, White & You” Ball helps to ensure that local programs and services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”
 
On any given day in our community American Red Cross volunteers are responding to local disasters such as floods and home fires, connecting deployed military members with their loved ones, and teaching adults and children to save lives with First Aid and CPR training. The Red Ball directly supports these local services.
 
This year alone, the Guam chapter has responded to 16 single family home fires and flash floods, serviced 459 cases and delivered 1,049 messages for our military personnel. The chapter has also trained 1,224 individuals on life saving skills.
 
More recently, the Guam chapter assisted a total of 500 individuals during Typhoon Dolphin relief efforts and provided financial assistance to 61 families comprising of 361 individuals. This included 15 destroyed, 35 major and 11 minor classifications. They provided clean up kits, bulk distribution items, relief supplies to the families of the homeless/shelter populations totaling over $20,000 in in-kind support and $26,545 in direct financial assistance for other recovery needs.
 
This year marks the 99th Anniversary of the Red Cross Guam Chapter, so plans are underway now for an exciting 2015 Red, White & You Ball, the place to be and be seen, on Saturday, September 19th, 2015 at the Pacific Islands Club Pavilion. The event begins at 6 p.m., with festivities from 7-11 p.m. The black-tie evening will feature a five-course steak and lobster dinner, open bar and specialty drinks, dancing with live music and raffle giveaways. Special presentation at the event will include the annual Corporate Hero Award, which will be announced that same evening.  The Corporate Hero Award is bestowed on an individual or company that has consistently supported the Red Ball on the Diamond, Platinum and Gold levels.  
 
The highlight of the Ball will be a chance to win your choice of a 2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring Sedan or 2016 Mazda Grand Touring CX-5 SUV, both with a retail value of over $35,000, compliments of Triple J Auto Group.
 
Sponsorship of the 2015 15th Annual Red, White & You Ball, is an excellent opportunity for organizations to show their support for the Red Cross Guam chapter. To learn more about becoming an event Sponsor, or event information and ticket purchase, contact Chita Blaise at chita.blaise@redcross.org, or Sandra Ramiro at Sandra.Ramiro@redcross.org, or call 472-6217/19.
 



In a press conference held at the Triple J Auto Group main location in Upper Tumon on Thursday, July 16th, the Board and Chief Executive Office of the Guam Chapter of the American Red Cross, provided media highlights for this year's 15th Annual Red, White & You Ball to be held on Saturday September 19th at the Pacific Islands Club Pavilion, with funds raised to support the Guam chapter's programs and services. One of the highlights for this year's Ball include the chance to win your choice of a 2016 Mazda 6 Grand Touring Sedan or 2016 Mazda Grand Touring CX-5 SUV, both with a retail value of over $35,000, compliments of Triple J Auto Group. Standing left to right, Mr. Jeffrey Jones, President of Triple J Enterprises, Inc. – Chairman, 15th Annual Red, White & You Ball; Ms. Chita Blaise, Chief Executive Officer, American Red Cross Guam Chapter; Mr. Joseph Foster, Volunteer, American Red Cross Guam Chapter and Mr. Marcos Fong, Managing Director, Glimpses of Guam, Inc. – Chairman of the Board, American Red Cross Guam Chapter.