Triple J Enterprises recently presented gifts to the man’amko on Tinian and made education tax credit donations to Tinian public schools.
Triple J, led by its chairman and chief executive officer, Robert Jones, and vice president, Mike Sablan, presented Thanksgiving gift bags to the man’amko and education tax credit checks to Tinian Elementary School and Tinian Jr./Sr. High School last Nov. 25.
The presentations were attended by members of the Tinian leadership: Tinian Mayor Edwin Aldan, Sen. Jude U. Hofschneider, Sen. Francisco Cruz, and Municipal Councilman Esteven King, as well as by representative-elect Patrick San Nicolas, and councilman-elect Joseph Santos.
The presentation of gifts took place in the newly-renovated Triple J building that will serve as a mini-hotel, restaurant, and car rental facility on Tinian.
In a short message prior to the presentation of gifts, Jones shared his excitement to be extending his business on Tinian. Aldan then extended appreciation to Triple J for their thoughtfulness and generous donations to the Tinian community.
The man’amko from the Aging Center were present to receive their gift bags in person. Triple J put together 60 gift bags of fruits and other food items for the man’amko present that day and for those who are homebound, which were delivered to them later that day.
In addition to the Thanksgiving gift bags for the man’amko, Triple J also presented $4,000 worth of education tax credit donations to Tinian Board of Education member Antonio L. Borja, Tinian Elementary School principal Lou Connie Manglona, and Tinian Jr./Sr. High School principal Dionne Santos. Both public schools serve the majority of students on Tinian.
In closing, Jones introduced his three new local Tinian staff who were hired by Triple J in preparation for the opening of new businesses on the island. He also expressed gratitude for being able to expand his business to serve the Tinian community. Aldan likewise extended his appreciation, on behalf of the Tinian leadership and community, for the generosity that Triple J gave the community to kick-start the holidays.
Aldan also shares in the excitement of Triple J’s expansion to Tinian and the Tinian community seems just as ready for the opening of Triple J’s businesses on Tinian.
“Just the [Christmas] lights alone [at the Triple J building] show that Triple J is vested in our community and its people. It hasn’t even opened its doors to make money yet, but it is already spending money to share the Christmas spirit with our people,” said one community member. (PR)