Matson celebrates five years of Caring for Guam’s Land

by Matson, Inc.
Matson, Inc.

HAGÅTÑA, GUAM (July 13, 2018) – The Adahi I Tano’ program, a Matson, Inc. (NYSE: MATX) “green” program exclusive to Guam, announced its celebration of the program’s fifth anniversary. The Adahi I Tano’ program, which means “Caring for the Land” in Chamorro, was developed to encourage nonprofit organizations to perform cleanup efforts that benefit the environment while concurrently raising money for their causes.

Through the Adahi I Tano’ program, Matson makes a $500 contribution to each nonprofit organization that successfully completes a cleanup initiative. To date, Matson has worked with close to 100 deserving nonprofit organizations that have successfully completed more than 150 cleanups throughout Guam. In the last five years, the company has invested more than $165,000 in the program and to support local environmental efforts.

“Matson serves some of the most pristine environments in the world, and our company believes in being good stewards of the land and sea. Adahi I Tano’ was established in 2012 to promote “green” initiatives that benefit the environment while serving our community through the donations we make,” said Bernie Valencia, vice president and general manager, Guam and Micronesia. “We’ve been serving Guam and Micronesia for more than 20 years. Our commitment to Guam and its future makes this program very near and dear to the heart of Matson.”

How nonprofits can help care for Guam’s land

Matson invites nonprofit organizations to apply to be a part of the 2018-2019 program. After an application is received and qualification requirements are met, Matson then identifies the sites around the island in need of beautification. After the cleanup is completed, each nonprofit organization earns $500 for its cause. Matson provides the supplies and the garbage collection container for each event.

“We look forward to working even closer with our community in the years ahead to further preserve Guam’s natural resources, keep Guam clean and support fundraising efforts for deserving organizations,” Valencia added.

Matson will be hosting a cleanup on July 13 at 4:00 p.m. at the Adelup Park to celebrate this milestone anniversary. Interested nonprofit organizations in Guam can learn more about the program by calling (671) 475-5975 or by emailing adahiitano@matson.com. An online brochure and application packet can be downloaded from Matson’s website – matson.com. Dates fill quickly, and program managers recommend scheduling dates early. Follow Adahi I Tano’ on Facebook (@matsonguamtakecareofland) to receive news and updates.

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