Friday, September 26, 2008

Operation Christmas Drop Needs Your Help

I feel badly that we did not get up and run the Christmas Drop 5K at Piti this morning. I don't like registering for a race on the day of the race because it means it costs more and because I have to leave the house earlier because of the time it takes to register at the race site. The other reason we didn't run is because I've had a non-stop headache and anemia (which makes me feel better that I actually have a reason for feeling tired and draggy over the past few weeks).

The Christmas Drop 5K was done to raise funds for Operation Christmas Drop, the longest running humanitarian aid effort in the Marianas. Most of the supplies are obtained from military members and Guam residents and businesses

Donation boxes can be found at the following locations:
Ace Hardware 653-2237 Yigo/Dededo
Andersen Middle School 366-3880 Andersen AFB
Andersen Commissary 366-2425 Andersen AFB
New BX/Four Seasons 366-6136 Andersen AFB
Cost-U-Less 632-2533 Harmon Loop
First Bank of Hawaii 475-7884 Route 8 Branch
Guam Premier Outlets GPO) 647-4032 Tamuning
Guam Tropical Dive Station 477-2774 366-6975 Marine Dr.
Micronesia Dive Association 472-6324 Marine Dr.
Navy Commissary 339-5173 339-5177 COMNAVMAR
Navy Exchange 339-6594 COMNAVMAR
Micronesia Mall 635-1103 Dededo
USO/Royal Orchid 649-2000 Tumon
DHL 646-1765 Tamuning

If you want to get in on this year's airdrop, don't feel like you have donate money or supplies to be valuable. Operation Christmas Drop is always looking for help with inventory, sorting, packing and getting the word out to business and community leaders not only on Guam, but the rest of the world as well! Send them an email or give them a call and they'll be more than happy to put you in touch with one of their project-leaders!

The most crucial items needed are
  • parachutes,
  • first-aid kits,
  • garden tools,
  • school supplies,
  • toys,
  • fishing gear,
  • snorkeling equipment,
  • hygiene products,
  • canned and non-perishable foods and
  • used clothing.

There is a critical need for handsaws, tools, machetes and cooking utensils.

Take a look at the photo gallery. We are most blessed to have what we have.