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Red Cross shelters about 200 residents during Tropical Storm Madeline

Nearly 200 residents stayed overnight on Tuesday and Wednesday (Aug 30-31) at the 14 Big Island evacuation shelters that were opened by the Hawaii County Civil Defense in partnership with the Hawaii Red Cross. All shelters are currently closed.

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Food Basket’s 15th Annual Feed-A-Thon interrupted by Hurricane Madeline

Tommy Ching says the yearly drive is an opportunity to reconnect with the community island-wide. “It’s disappointing that I only got to see half of Hilo during the East Hawai`i stretch of the drive.” Non-perishable food and monetary donations have been accepted during the first seven days of the drive and will continue to be […]

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Red Cross and Hawaii County opens evacuation shelters

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU, HI- August 30, 2016: The Hawaii County Civil Defense and the Hawaii Red Cross have partnered to open Big Island hurricane evacuation shelters at 5 p.m. today in response to Hurricane Madeline at the following sites (please listen to the radio or local media for any changes and further updates): HAWAII COUNTY […]

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Christmas tree demonstration project call for volunteers

MEDIA RELEASE Imagine Hawaii having the holiday tradition of getting the family together to visit a Christmas tree farm and selecting their own tree during the holiday season. Interested community members can help to make that vision a reality by volunteering for the upcoming Aina Mauna Christmas Tree Demonstration Project Planting Workshop. The workshop is […]

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Kuikahi Mediation Center volunteers honored

Kuikahi Mediation Center volunteers honored

MEDIA RELEASE Kuikahi Mediation Center honored its valued cadre of volunteers on Feb. 19 with a Volunteer Appreciation Party at Nani Mau Gardens. “We selected two mediators to receive our 2015 Volunteer of the Year award. Kathy Hammes completed her Basic Mediation Training in 1989 and Evelyn Pacheco in 1994. Both women have been committed […]

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From Left to Right: Dean Kauka, Judge Ibarra, Herman Heimgartner, Madeline Taomia, Jennifer Heimgartner, Joanna Sokolow, Ann Datta, Bob Borns, Rebecca Colvin, Fred Giannini, Catherine Gibson, Jason Kwiat, Al Lerma, Wendy DeWeese, Kim Taniyama, Chief Justice Recktenwald, Kauanoe Jackson, Erin Henschel, Mark Van Pernis, Carol Kitaoka, Dawn Henry, Andrew Kennedy (WHBA President), and Shawn Nakoa.

Kona attorneys recognized for volunteering to provide legal help

Thirty attorneys were recognized for their volunteer service during the Self-Help Recognition Awards on November 6, at the Kona Courthouse in Kealakekua.

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Community Police Officers Scott Amaral, left, and Sandor Finkey pose with volunteers of the Kea'au Nutrition Center, who donated 25 bags to a backpack charity drive in 2009.

Backpacks for keiki being collected at police stations

The Hawaiʻi Police Department is proud to participate again in a backpack drive for children who cannot afford to buy them. As in previous years, all police stations around the island will double as drop-off points for persons interested in helping children in need. Backpacks may be dropped off between now and August 30.

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Hawaii Meth Project seeking applicants for outreach program

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Meth Project is encouraging students to get involved in the state’s central anti-meth community effort by applying to its Teen Advisory Council for the 2015-2016 school year. All Hawaii high school students entering grades 9 through 12 are eligible to apply for one of 20 available positions on the council. This […]

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Hawaii Island Humane Society celebrating 50 years of service

Donors contribute $1 million to build new Animal Community Center

Hawaii Island Humane Society celebrating 50 years of service

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March is Red Cross Month

MEDIA RELEASE March is Red Cross Month, the perfect time for everyone to take part in the Red Cross mission of saving lives and giving hope to those in need. Discover your inner hero during Red Cross Month in any or all of the following ways: * Shop for a Cause Now to March 11, […]

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New board president for Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE The board of directors of Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii confirmed Steve Machesky, owner and president of Kokua Contracting and Project Management, as its new board president. Machesky has served as vice president for the past two years, and was the project manager for the very successful ‘Blitz Build’ in 2012, during which […]

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6th Annual ‘Lions in Sight’ collection (Jan. 24)

MEDIA RELEASE Lions Clubs will be performing community service projects as part of the “Lions In Sight” initiative to raise public awareness of the vital role Lions Clubs play in their communities. As spring cleaning gets under way, the Hawaii Lions are asking people to look through dresser drawers and closets for used eyeglasses and […]

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