Triple J Ford and South Pacific Petroleum Corporation (SPPC), have handed over (2) Ford LPG Transit Connect vans to GCA Trades Academy and Harvest House Foster Care, at a handover event held at the Triple J Auto Group main location in Upper Tumon on Wednesday August 26th. The donation includes a (2) year lease of a Ford LPG Transit Connect Van provided by Triple J Ford, and LPG fuel for (1) year provided by SPPC.
The handover event was attended by representatives from both organizations, along with Jeff Jones, President of Triple J Enterprises, Inc., Jay Jones, Senior Vice President of Triple J Enterprises, Inc., Mark Sablan, Vice President Business Development, South Pacific Petroleum Corporation and Bob Koeppen, Jr., Vice President Commercial/Administration, South Pacific Petroleum Corporation.
The GCA Trades Academy is a National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) accredited training unit under the sponsorship of the Guam Contractors Association. As a non-profit, non-government organization, the GCA Trades Academy conducts craft training in trades, such as electrical, carpentry, heating ventilation and air conditioning, safety, management education, safety, and heavy equipment operations, and is the leading training provider on Guam for certified, skilled workers in construction & maintenance.
“The van could not have come at a better time! We have planned, in coordination with the Rotary Club of Guam, several youth outreach programs in our southern villages. The van will be used to load tools and material for these programs, becoming our traveling training program! We thank Triple J and SPPC for their generous donation and helping us make these programs possible,” said Bert Johnston, Education Director of GCA Trades Academy, Inc.
Harvest House is a non-profit organization for foster children & families on Guam. They carry out their mission in "Helping Guam's Foster Community" by providing for foster children's physical needs with their donation center, their emotional needs by creating a fun environment at seasonal events, and their spiritual needs with their monthly support groups. Harvest House currently supports over 200 foster children on Guam.
Bethany Taylor, Harvest House Directory said about the donation, “Harvest House is so thankful to Triple J and SPPC for donating this transit van to us. Our foster children will love the ride! It will be a great tool for advertising Harvest House, allowing us to talk with more people from the community on how they can help foster children on this island.” Taylor went on to say that the van “will also be great for hauling and delivering 50 packed backpacks to CPS and other items in the future. We plan to use it weekly to transport clothing items to our donation center. Overall this van will be an important tool in communicating our mission: "Helping Guam's Foster Community. “
Jay Jones, commented, saying that, “Triple J Ford is delighted that these Transit Connect Vans will further the mission of these worthy organizations.” He went on to say that the vans are “an ideal vehicle for their outreach efforts, due to its comfort, space, safety, and (with LPG Fuel from SPPC) even better fuel efficiency.” Jeff Jones added that this partnership with SPPC “signifies both companies dedication to our “customers first” philosophy in thought and action.”
Mark Sablan added that, “SPPC couldn’t be more pleased to support these organizations alongside Triple J, this partnership aligns with our mission to provide the highest level of value and customer service in meeting the energy needs of our community. In fact we didn’t hesitate to build an LPG Fueling Station at our Ocean Vista location for their ease and convenience”, Bob Koeppen added to Sablan’s comments and stated, “These LPG vehicles show that there can be an alternative fuel here on Guam that has a smaller carbon footprint than conventional fuels. LPG Fleets around the world decrease emissions and help improve the overall air quality. Fueling is simple and similar to conventional fuels, a dispenser like the one we have at the SPPC Ocean Vista Service Station could be installed anywhere, and a Commercial Fleet would have the advantage of on-site fueling. There are also Federal Tax rebates in place that could save additional money. SPPC is delighted to have the opportunity to partner with Triple J Enterprises to make these vehicles and fuel available to the organizations.”
MEDIA CONTACT: Kristine Lujan, Director of Marketing, Triple J Enterprises 688-5845
Standing left to right: Jeff Jones, President of Triple J Enterprises, Inc.; Jay Jones, Senior VP Triple J Enterprises, inc.; Brian Babin, Board Member Harvest House; Bethany Taylor, Director Harvest House; Pastor Marty Herron, Board Member Harvest House; Bert Johnston, Education Director GCA Trades Academy, Inc.; Bob Koeppen Jr., VP Commercial/Administration South Pacific Petroleum Corporation and Mark Sablan, VP Business Development South Pacific Petroleum Corporation.
Guam's only LPG Fuel Dispenser station pictured at its location at the 76/Circle K Ocean Vista on airport road.