Guam - The Islandwide
Beautification Task Force and Matson Navigation Company have partnered in
launching its Adahi I Tano' project.
Adahi I Tano, which means "taking care of the land" in Chamorro,
is aimed at offering non-profit organizations recognized by the Government of Guam
an opportunity to raise funds while keeping Guam
clean. The Hurao Academy was the first non-profit to take
part in the project.
IBTF co-chairperson Naoko Shimizu said, "I've always stated
that the beauty of Guam doesn't just rest on what we see but it's our culture,
our language and our people which I believe is the true beauty of this island
1518 and bringing the people together with our corporate citizens such as
Matson and organizing efforts like this, can only be a win-win situation."
The project entails non-profits identifying a location on-island
to cleanup and in turn Matson will make a $500 cash contribution to those who
successfully complete a cleanup initiative. Matson will also donate the use of container
equipment to use for the environmental cleanup. Contact Matson at 475-5975.