Koror, Palau- On July 11, Ms. Bernadette Valencia from Matson Navigation made a visit to Palau Conservation Society’s (PCS) office in Malakal to present the company’s yearly contribution to support PCS’s conservation work in Palau. On hand to receive the check of $1,000 was Executive Director Ms. Bola Majekobaje and Development Officer Ms.  Genna Saiske. [restrict]

Matson Navigation Company Inc. is one of the main carriers of containerized freight in Palau in partnership with Palau Shipping, another PCS Corporate Partner for Conservation (CPC).  Ms. Valencia is a General Manager of Matson Foundation based in Guam. She’s in charge of the company’s corporate giving program. The Matson Foundation makes donations to charitable non-profits that have the greatest opportunity to positively affect the communities Matson serves. Their areas of interest include maritime environment and ocean resource conservation, education, human services, culture and arts, and civic and community programs.

PCS is a non-profit organization for conservation in Palau that works at both the national and community level. PCS’ years of experience and accomplishments have qualified them to receive yearly support from Matson. Ms. Valencia expressed that their company are very supportive of the kind of work PCS does and will continue their yearly contribution as a CPC.

PCS board and staff would like to express sincere appreciation for the support of Matson and partners like them.

PCS invites other members of the business community in Palau and neighboring islands to consider becoming a Corporate Partner for Conservation. Get involved today by contacting our office at 488-3993/4716 or email gsaiske@palauconservation.org. [/restroct]