Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Triple J Auto Group, a division of Triple J Enterprises, Inc., presented the GMHVA with a 2015 Kia Soul during a press conference held this morning in their Upper Tumon showroom. The vehicle will be used to support GMHVA’s 2015 Charity Ball Fund Drive efforts. This generous donation officially kicks off the organizations fundraising activities as they celebrate their 50th Anniversary as an organization.
GMHVA, founded in 1965 by the late Cecilia Bamba, is a non-profit organization whose membership consists of dedicated individuals, who, through their gift of time, talent and personal interest supplement the professional staff in caring for the comfort and the welfare of the patients, staff and visitors of Guam Memorial Hospital.
Guam Memorial Hospital proudly hails the GMH Volunteers Association whose efforts have provided the hospital with continuous service as well as millions of dollars worth of invaluable medical equipment, furnishings and services for the past 50 years.
“For the past 50 years, the hospital has received more than $6 million in equipment and services, through the ambitious fundraising work of the volunteers – these include patient beds, operating room equipment, respirators, transport vehicles, and so much more.” Stated Mr. Lee Webber, GMHA Board of Trustees Chairperson.
Yearly fundraising projects such as their Charity Ball and Fund Drive, Thanksgiving Raffle, Bake Sales, and Healing Tree help generate some of the funds.  And the Guam Memorial Hospital’s Gift Shop and Gift Cart, wholly managed and operated by volunteers, provides an ongoing source of funding. 
Enter to Win a 2015 Kia Soul – Drawing only open to GMHVA Members. Cost is $100 per ticket. Drawing will take place on Saturday, April 18th 2015 at the GMHVA 50th Anniversary Charity Ball.
50th Anniversary Charity Ball - $100 admission – The 50th Anniversary Charity Ball will be celebrated on Saturday, April 18, 2015, 6:30 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Guam.  Fitting for a grand occasion, attire will be formal and a sit-down dinner featuring a delicious dinner menu will be served.  Attendees can expect an evening of door prizes, fun entertainment and dancing.  Come join us!!  For tickets, call 489-4152 or 646-5562.
Sponsorship of the Annual Charity Ball – GMHVA encourages businesses and the community to support the Guam Memorial Hospital by becoming a corporate sponsor or by making a monetary donation. All funds raised in these efforts will be used towards the purchase of critically needed bladder scanners for the nursing units and a new pulmonary function testing system for the respiratory department. Just in the past three years, the GMHVA has purchased more than $200,000 of hospital equipment each year to include ICU specialized beds, operating room scopes, laboratory urine analyzer and cell washers, ultrasound probes and many more.
GMHVA has been able to assist thousands in our community, providing the best for hospital patients and raising almost $6M to provide for patient room enhancements and medical equipment needs since it was established 50 years ago.
“The association continues to work hard to build upon the legacy that was begun by Cecilia Bamba and the Charter Members, including myself,” said Margaret Jones, Chairperson for this year’s Charity Ball and Charter Member of GMHVA. “The success of GMHVA’s endeavors, past and present, is due to the generous support from the community – Guam’s businesses, civic organizations, government and community leaders, the medical community, and most importantly the friends and families of the volunteers – we could not raise these much needed funds without them.”
When asked what this partnership meant to Triple J, Jeff Jones, President of Triple J Enterprises, Inc. said, “Triple J recognizes the countless hours so generously and selflessly donated by the GMHVA and its members, this vehicle donation is our way to give back to the community in more ways than one – the funds raised from this donation will provide a significant source of funding towards much needed GMH equipment needs.”
Founded to provide a bridge between the hospital and the island community, the association continues to grow its members. At present, there are over 150 committed volunteers assisting and donating their personal time to Guam Memorial Hospital in providing the best possible health care for the community of Guam.
MEDIA CONTACT: Josephine Mesa, 489-4152, [email protected]

Representatives from the Guam Memorial Hospital Volunteer's Association and Guam Memorial Hospital, accepting the keys to a 2015 Kia Soul donated on Wednesday, March 4th by Triple J Auto Group at a press conference at the their Main Location in Upper Tumon. The donation officially kicked off the organization's 50th Anniversary Fundraising Activities. Standing left to right, Ms. Hilda Pellacani, GMHVA Past President; Lifetime Member; Mrs. Margaret Jones, Chairperson of GMHVA 50th Gala Committee; Charter Member; Past President; Lifetime Member; Ms. Jenny Cruz, GMHVA President; Mr. Jeffrey Jones, President of Triple J Enterprises; Mr. Jay Jones, Senior Vice President of Triple J Enterprises; Mr. Gordon Mizusawa, Associate Administrator of Operations, Guam Memorial Hospital and Mr. Lee Webber, Chairman, GMH Board of Trustees.

Members of the Guam Memorial Hospital Volunteer's Association pose for a photo with the 2015 Kia Soul donated by Tripe J Auto Group at a press conference held on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 at the Triple J Auto Group Main Location in Upper Tumon. The vehicle will be used in a Raffle Draw (open only to GMHVA Volunteers) with monies raised to go towards the purchase of much needed hospital equipment at GMH. Drawing will take place on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at the GMHVA 50th Anniversary Charity Ball to be held at the Hyatt Regency Guam.