Two more donations added to Red Cross Club 200
The American Red Cross NMI Chapter’s annual signature fundraiser, Club 200, is still selling tickets to interested attendees.
ARC-NMI executive director John Hirsh is encouraging everyone to go out and buy the tickets.
Club 200 will take place on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 6pm to 10pm, at the Fiesta Resort and Spa Saipan.
Tickets are being sold for $200. According to Hirsh, every ticket has two number tickets on them. Anyone who is interested in buying a ticket for just one person may do so at $100.
“So anyone can buy the ticket at $200 and it has a little tear-off sign in the center of the ticket and it can be given to a friend,” Hirsh said.
This year’s Club 200 will have a Hawaiian theme, so performances and food would all be Hawaiian.
Club 200 will also feature a special appearance by Spawnbreezie.
Bank of Guam and Delta Airlines have been added to Club 200’s list of sponsors.
Bank of Guam donated a whopping $15,000 in cash and a ceremonial check was presented to ARC officials at the bank’s Garapan branch.
“This is the largest donation we have gotten this year and we are very excited about it. It couldn’t come from a more dedicated donor, which is BoG. They have been there for us for over 25 years supporting the ARC,” Hirsh said.
He said that BoG has not only donated for Club 200 but also for their annual walkathons.
Hirsh said the $15,000 won’t be used for the grand prize but to support the chapter’s operations on CNMI in helping victims of disasters.
BoG vice president and CNMI regional manager Marcie Tomokane said that ARC-NMI is one of the various organizations that benefit the community so the bank is always active in donating to them and other non-profit organizations.
According to Tomokane, BoG had donated $25,000 and $20,000 to ARC in the past but they changed it to $15,000 in recent years.
“We commend ARC for their service in aiding families and we support what they do. We can always prepare for disasters but when disasters come, there is always an emotional stress that comes with it and ARC is there to help,” Tomokane said.
Delta Air Lines donated a total of $10,000 plus two economy class tickets to the U.S, two economy class trip to Japan, and $2,000 in travel credit vouchers.
Delta area manager Chris Concepcion said that they have always donated to ARC and they will try to continue to support great non-profit organizations.
Other donations made to ARC recently were $5,000 from Bridge Capital LLC and $10,000 from the Joeten Daidai Foundation.
For more information on ARC and its services, call 234-3459.