Continuing its legacy of goodwill and generosity, McDonald's Saipan made a $1,000 donation in support of American Red Cross-NMI Chapter's 24th Annual Club 200 next month.
President and owner Joe Ayuyu, his wife and store general manager Marcia Ayuyu, customer service department manager Gisel Dela Rosa, and human resource and marketing manager Ana Olaes presented yesterday the check donation plus $200 worth of reloadable McDonald's gift cards to Red Cross executive director John Hirsh, board member Bob Coldeen, emergency services director J.D. Tenorio, and health & safety manager Kennedy Benjamin.
The brief presentation was held at the McDonald's Chalan Laolao store.
Ayuyu commended the local chapter of the humanitarian organization, particularly its executive director, for their efforts in providing emergency assistance, disaster relief and education, and much more.
“All the work you're doing is outstanding and your team is also doing great,” Ayuyu told Hirsh.
In a later interview, Ayuyu expressed hope that their donation would spur “more companies would follow suit and also make donations to the Red Cross, which needs help in doing a lot of good things for people.”
The 24th Annual American Red Cross Club 200 is slated for Oct. 6, Saturday, from 5pm to 10pm at the Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan in Garapan. Tickets to the event, which has the theme “Way Out West,” cost $100 per person.
Hirsh said that McDonald's Saipan has always supported the Red Cross almost every year, even doing promotions for the volunteer-led organization. “It's really a privilege to be connected to organizations like McDonald's because they're a global leader in the industry and very community-minded,” he told Saipan Tribune.
Hirsh said the Club 200 event now has between 30 to 40 sponsors, including Asiana Airlines, which, for the first time donated roundtrip airline ticket to anywhere they fly in the world except for U.S.
Airline tickets and other donations comprise Club 200's prizes for its raffle draw, including the grand prize of $15,000.
According to Hirsh, ticket sales are doing well but anticipates an upsurge in the last few days leading to the event, which will feature live entertainment, all-you-can-eat buffet and bottomless drinks station, and a night of fun with family and friends-“all for a great cause.”
To buy tickets or for more information, call 234-3459.