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Community volunteer receives 16 used drums from USNS Soderman

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COMMUNITY Volunteer Max Aguon thanked the USNS Soderman for donating 16 used 55-gallon drums.

Aguon said once he has repainted the drums, they will be repurposed as trash bins at the Chalan Kanoa cemetery, and replace the stolen and rusted trash bins in some beach areas.

The drums were transported to the Saipan seaport via a launch boat on Friday and Saturday from the USNS Soderman.

Ship crew mate Sean Cavy said they can transport four additional drums at a later date.

  

USNS Soderman crew mate Sean Cavy, left, shakes hands with Max Aguon after the handover of 16 used 55-gallon drums to the community volunteer. Photo by Bryan Manabat

Cleanup continues

During the past weekend, Aguon said he collected a total of 1,440 lbs. of trash.

On Saturday, he started at Tottotville in Koblerville before heading to San Antonio, Sugar Dock in Chalan Kanoa, Minatchom Atdao in Susupe, Micro Beach in Garapan and Paupau Beach in San Roque.

He  thanked U.S. Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan for donating water  for Aguon’s weekend trash collection.

He likewise thanked DPA Car Mart for the pickup truck that he uses for his  trash collection routine on weekends.

“Without their help I won’t be able to do what I do,” Aguon said as he reiterated his plea for the cooperation of the community in maintaining the cleanliness of public areas.

Variety learned that trash continues to be illegally dumped in the area at the Chalan Kanoa cemetery where a “No Dumping” sign is posted. 

November 2020 pssnewsletter

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