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Fund drive to rebuild Tinian church continues

CONNIE San Nicolas, one of the Tinian community members fundraising for the San Jose Church, thanked the local residents of Saipan for their generous support.

“Thank you so much for helping us rebuild the church,” she said.

The church was severely damaged when Typhoon Yutu slammed into Tinian and Saipan in Oct. 2018.

San Nicolas said they are selling fundraising raffle tickets every Saturday at Joeten Super Store.

KKMP radio, for its part, is helping disseminate information about the fundraising project, she added.

Marianas Variety publisher Laila Y. Boyer and her staff members from the administration, accounting and sales departments pose with Connie San Nicolas and Vickilyn Teregeyo in the MV lobby.  Photo by Junhan B. TodiñoMarianas Variety publisher Laila Y. Boyer and her staff members from the administration, accounting and sales departments pose with Connie San Nicolas and Vickilyn Teregeyo in the MV lobby. Photo by Junhan B. Todiño

San Nicolas said they are also very thankful to Jet Holdings Company, Saipan Shipping Company and Saipan Stevedoring Company.

She said their group, which aims to raise at least $10,000, has already collected more than $6,000.

Each fundraising raffle ticket is $10 each, and the grand prize is a 2020 Kia Soul. The raffle draw, which is set for Oct. 18, will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of Rev. Fr. Rey D. Rosal’s priesthood. Father Rey is the San Jose parish priest.

On Thursday, San Nicolas and Vickilyn Teregeyo visited the Variety office in Garapan to collect the proceeds of the tickets bought by employees.

“Hopefully, we can sell more tickets,” she added.

The team that is helping raise funds for the island’s church includes the Joey Patrick San Nicolas Law Firm, White Sands Real Estate, Nathaniel Roberto, Catherine Manglona, and Ambrosio Ogumoro.