By Troy Torres
Members of the Airai Club of Guam gave up their Saturday night last week to clean the bus stop they adopted near Adacao Elementary School in Mangilao.
Bus stops, public parks, and other public facilities throughout the island have fallen into disrepair and are strewn with trash, used needles, broken meth pipes, and feces. Many of the bus stops and parks are so-called adopted by businesses and non profit organizations.
As part of the 'adoption' process, these companies and organizations get to mark public property with their logos, and often boast publicly about the good deed of the initial adoption. Some organizations, like the Airai Club, have put in the extra effort to maintain their adopted school bus stop.
(Full disclosure: My mom is a member of the Airai Club of Guam)