Guam Guard recognized for contributing to Hospital Entrance Beautification ProjectWritten by Donna De Jesus
Guam - About 15 guardsmen gave their time and service to waterblast and repaint the hospital’s entrance, as well as parts of the interior, as their contribution to the Guam Memorial Hospital Volunteers Association Pink Ladies’ Hospital Entrance Beautification Project. The Guam Army National Guard was presented with a certificate of recognition, and Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo delivered a special message to thank them for their service.
"After coming over here to the Guam Memorial Hospital, I saw some areas that really needed help. And we want to be sure that our hospital is the finest, the cleanest, most beautiful in Guam. And we have a lot of competition," Bordallo said. "I called on Brigadier General (Roderick) Leon Guerrero to help us. And, of course, being a National Guardsman, he said ‘We do a lot on the island, but I would be very happy to help out.’ So, he sent 15 guardsmen up here with water blasters, paint buckets, scrapers, and everything, and they did all of this work. And I think it’s beautiful. They cleaned it up, they bush cut, so I want to thank the National Guard."
The Pink Ladies are also hoping to raise $100,000 for medical equipment at their 52nd Anniversary Charity Ball tomorrow night at 6:30 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Ballroom. Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased by contacting Annabel Dancel at 788-1549, or Lena Rodriguez at 787-1573.