A one-time donation of $42,454.16 was presented to Make-A-Wish Guam & CNMI Chapter at the Triple J Main Headquarters in Upper Tumon on Wednesday, December 29that 2pm. Jay Jones, Senior VP of Triple J Ford, presented the check on behalf of Ford dealers in the Asia Pacific region, comprised of Ford dealers in Guam, CNMI, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos, New Caledonia, Marshall Islands, Tahiti, Hong Kong, Singapore, American & Western Samoa, Brunei, Vanuatu, Fiji, Papau New Guinea and Mangolia, from funds collected and earmarked for Guam.
“Our Ford dealers nationwide are driven to make a difference in their communities, because giving is a part of their dealership tradition. Dealers give to causes that address a broad range of community needs – children’s charities topped the list. Make-A-Wish Guam & CNMI was an obvious choice, and the funds couldn’t have come at a better time for the organization,” said Jones.
Eric Tydingco, CEO of the Guam & CNMI Chapter of Make-A-Wish expressed the sincere gratitude of the chapter and board of directors, “2021 continues to be a challenging time for our island. This means the way we fulfill our mission at the Make-A-Wish Foundation has been altered significantly. COVID19 has been detrimental globally, and we are not spared the effects this pandemic has had on our ability to fundraise. Throughout the pandemic our organization had to adapt to this new normal and come up with innovative fundraising ideas to raise much needed revenue while adhering to the current executive order and guidelines. These funds will go a long way to fulfill our mission — to grant the wish of children with critical illnesses.”
Present for the check presentation were representatives of Triple J and Make-A-Wish Guam & CNMI board of directors, standing left to right; Joephet Alcantara, MAW board secretary, Joyce Crisostomo, MAW board member; Kaleena Camacho, program services manager of Make-A-Wish Guam & CNMI ; Eric Tydingco, CEO & President of Make-A-Wish Guam & CNMI; Jay Jones, senior VP of Triple J Ford; Kristine Lujan, MAW board vice chair; Lesley Leon Guerrero, MAW board member and Brian Bamba, MAW board member.