NAVFAC employees feed Guam residents
HAGATNA, Guam (July 25, 2013) -- Employees from Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Marianas volunteered their time to help feed the homeless at Kusinan Kamalen Karidat in Hagatna July 24.
The group donated food and drinks, prepared dinner plates and helped serve hot meals that evening.
Desiree Masterson, regional energy program manager for NAVFAC Marianas, said it was important for her and her co-workers to get involved as NAVFAC Marianas is connected with the community.
“We’re looking for ways to make the island more sustainable,” she said. “So everything I do really is not only for the mission but we’re all interconnected with the whole community. This is just another extension of energy, helping those on the island.”
The menu included a variety of foods such as meatloaf, ham, red rice, muffins, pasta salad and the Chamorro chocolate-rice pudding known as champuladu (chum-POO-lah-DOO).
Glenda Santos, program management analyst for NAVFAC Marianas, coordinated the community service project and was instrumental in contacting the volunteers.
“I just wanted to do something different and give back,” she said.
Bertha Lujan, manager of Kusinan Kamalen Karidat, said she appreciated the group’s efforts and encouraged anyone else interested in building new friendships to find out more about the organization.
“Thank you, NAVFAC, for helping along with us, inviting others to come… and share the love that you have to give us as well as your brothers and sisters,” she said.
Kusinan Kamalen Karidat serves Guam as a nonprofit organization under the Archdiocese of Agana.