NOSC Sailors paint Mangilao Karidat A
Twelve Sailors from Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Guam visited the Mangilao Karidat A, an adult mental health home, to provide community service (COMSERV) Sept. 20.
“Today we are painting the outside building of the Karidat Home run by the Catholic Social Services,” said Yeoman 1st Class (EXW) Anna Aileen Espiritumoncrief, of NOSC Guam. “We started at 8 a.m. and we will continue to 4 p.m. to make sure we get the job done. We are trying to help them out by applying a fresh coat of paint to the exterior of the building so they can pass the inspection to continue assisting the community.”
According to Espiritumoncrief the Mangilao Karidat A provides support to severely disabled individuals whose families are unable to provide care.
Mangilao Mayor Nito C. Blas visited the project to give his support and thank the Sailors.
“I feel very good and appreciate the Navy’s help and concern and especially with this place here where the disabled people are being taken care of,” Blas said. “We are very fortunate that these Sailors took time out of their jobs to help this place that doesn’t receive enough funds to keep up their maintenance on a daily basis.”
NOSC Commanding Officer Cmdr. John Montilla helped paint and provided extra supplies for the COMSERV.
“This is great to give back to Guam,” he said. “It means a lot for me personally, I was born here but left when I was young and now being stationed here years later I wanted to give to Guam in both what I do professionally and what the NOSC can do in terms of community service.”
Montilla said the NOSC Sailors have done a great job. He was amazed in how quickly and beautifully they had painted the building in such a short period of time.
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