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Team Iguana makes positive impact on Curacao communities

Master Sgt. Joe Dwyer and Tech. Sgt. Michael Merrill prepared and sold pulled pork sandwiches to raise money for the Siloam orphanage.  Days before the event, both spent countless hours advertising the event and ensuring maximum participation.  At the end of the lunch hour, both men raised over $600.  In delivering it, Herman Gijsbers, director of Siloam stated, “This is such a blessing…Thank you!” (Courtesy photo)

Master Sgt. Joe Dwyer and Tech. Sgt. Michael Merrill prepared and sold pulled pork sandwiches to raise money for the Siloam orphanage. Days before the event, both spent countless hours advertising the event and ensuring maximum participation. At the end of the lunch hour, both men raised over $600. In delivering it, Herman Gijsbers, director of Siloam stated, “This is such a blessing…Thank you!” (Courtesy photo)

Led by Staff Sgt. Nestor Bauer and 50 other members of the 964th AACS from Tinker AFB, Okla., the Koredor running track near the Holiday Beach Hotel received a trash overhaul.  At 9 a.m. members from the AWACS showed up en mass armed with trash bags and a heart to make a positive impact.  After canvassing the 1.5 mile strip of beach and land, 200 pounds of trash were collected.  (Courtesy photo)

Led by Staff Sgt. Nestor Bauer and 50 other members of the 964th AACS from Tinker AFB, Okla., the Koredor running track near the Holiday Beach Hotel received a trash overhaul. At 9 a.m. members from the AWACS showed up en mass armed with trash bags and a heart to make a positive impact. After canvassing the 1.5 mile strip of beach and land, 200 pounds of trash were collected. (Courtesy photo)

Senior Master Sgt. Olga Maldonado wasted no time getting involved with the community.  Within two weeks of her arrival, she joined the Chaplain Corps team in visiting the Siloam orphanage.  While visiting, she saw the operations of the orphanage, met with the director and his wife, and had the opportunity to interact with some of the children.  Exchanging “high-fives” and laughing with a terminally ill 4 year old was without question a ray of light for the youngster.  Before leaving, Sgt. Maldonado presented Herman Gijsbers with $150.00 while the rest of the members of the 429th EOS donated clothes, toys, and food for the orphanage.  Sergeant Maldonado concluded her visit by saying, “It was a touching experience and I look forward to making a greater impact during my time here.  They definitely blessed me in ways I cannot describe.” (Courtesy photo)

Senior Master Sgt. Olga Maldonado wasted no time getting involved with the community. Within two weeks of her arrival, she joined the Chaplain Corps team in visiting the Siloam orphanage. While visiting, she saw the operations of the orphanage, met with the director and his wife, and had the opportunity to interact with some of the children. Exchanging “high-fives” and laughing with a terminally ill 4 year old was without question a ray of light for the youngster. Before leaving, Sgt. Maldonado presented Herman Gijsbers with $150.00 while the rest of the members of the 429th EOS donated clothes, toys, and food for the orphanage. Sergeant Maldonado concluded her visit by saying, “It was a touching experience and I look forward to making a greater impact during my time here. They definitely blessed me in ways I cannot describe.” (Courtesy photo)

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