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More than 5,400 meals served by Salvation Army for eruption evacuees

More than 5,400 meals served since May 9; need grows for additional essential items at the distribution center, volunteers, and meal donations for two existing shelters and new third shelter Emergency Disaster Services [EDS] personnel and volunteers from The Salvation Army are supporting those affected by the Puna lava flow with meal coordination, hydration, and […]

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Hawaiian Telcom offering free phone calls, WiFi at Pahoa, and Keaau shelters

Hawaiian Telcom is offering free local and long distance calling at the Pāhoa Regional Community Center (15-3022 Kauhale Street) and Kea‘au Community Center (16-186 Pili Mua Street) to support East Hawai‘i residents who evacuated their homes due to the recent volcanic eruptions.

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Debra Smith, a Puna resident, found comfort at and emotional care at the Red Cross Pahoa Shelter. Photo courtesy of Red Cross.

Red Cross houses over 500 evacuees of the Kilauea eruption

As of midnight, there were about 484 residents at the Pahoa shelter and 25 residents at the Keaau shelter. 82 Red Cross workers have been assisting evacuees with their immediate emergency needs.

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Red Cross update on Puna shelters, and offer of Mother’s Day lunch for evacuees

Since May 3, the Red Cross, along with Hawaii County partners, have distributed hundreds of blankets, sheets, pillows, futons, towels, masks, toiletry kits, and other items; as well as nearly 5,800 snacks. The Red Cross is also working with the Salvation Army to provide meals. Additionally, trained Red Cross nurses and mental health volunteers are […]

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Salvation Army update on Kilauea eruption response for Friday (May 11)

Emergency Disaster Services [EDS] personnel and volunteers from The Salvation Army are responding to the current lava flow in Leilani Estates with meal service, hydration, clothing vouchers and emotional and spiritual care at the shelters and the Recovery Information Assistance Center [RIAC] in Pahoa.

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Red Cross shelters house over 200 evacuees from Kilauea eruption

As of midnight, there were over 200 residents at the Pahoa shelter and 24 residents at the Keaau shelter. A team of Oahu Red Cross volunteers deployed to the Big Island on Tuesday to assist with sheltering, operations, and health services. Nearly 60 Red Cross volunteers have been working tirelessly to assist all evacuees with […]

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Salvation Army organizes donations for Puna residents impacted by the Kilauea eruption

With today’s additional evacuation in the Lanipuna area of Leilani Estates, the need has grown for additional large volume meal donations from local restaurants and certified kitchens [due to health safety food preparation standards] for meal service at shelters. To donate large volume meals, local restaurants and certified kitchens may contact The Salvation Army at […]

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Red Cross Oahu team arriving today, Salvation Army providing meals, Petco accepting pet food donations

A team of Oahu Red Cross volunteers is deployed to the Big Island Tuesday (May 8) to assist with sheltering, operations, and health services. As of midnight, there were nearly 200 people at the Pahoa Community Center and 15 people at the Keaau Community Center shelter.

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Red Cross sending team from Oahu to assist evacuees at Pahoa, and Keaau shelters

A team of Red Cross volunteers from Oahu will be deploying to Hawaii Island tomorrow (May 8) to assist with sheltering, operations, and health services. About 40 Red Cross volunteers have been working tirelessly to assist all evacuees with their immediate emergency needs. As of today, 50 comfort relief kits have been distributed and 120 […]

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Red Cross shelters open for Kilauea eruption evacuees in Pahoa and Keaau

Two American Red Cross shelters remain open for residents evacuated from their homes due to the Kilauea lava threat in Pahoa and Keaau. As of 12 noon today (May 6), there were about 250 people at the Pahoa Community Center and 15 people at the Keaau Community Center shelter. About 40 Red Cross volunteers have […]

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Salvation Army working to assist Kilauea eruption evacuees

Emergency Disaster Services [EDS] personnel and volunteers from The Salvation Army are responding to the current lava flow in Leilani Estates. The team provided 50 cases of bottled water for the shelter at the Pahoa Community Center on Thursday evening and served 76 meals at the Pahoa shelter on Friday (May 4).

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The Salvation Army was on hand at the Pahoa Community Center to provide supplies to those in need. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Public asked to stop dropping off donations at Puna evacuee shelters

The County of Hawai’i is very grateful for the overwhelming generosity of our community towards our distressed neighbors who have evacuated amid the eruption event. However, we must ask you to refrain from dropping off any monetary, in-kind or food donations, including prepared food donations at the shelters. The County is working with The Salvation […]

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Kick off National Park Week with a fee-free day on Saturday April 21, 2018. NPS Photo by Janice Wei

National Parks Week is April 21-29, 2018

National Park Week is April 21-29, and this year’s theme, “Park Stars,” offers a galaxy of opportunities to get to know Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park better.

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Special Olympics 50th Anniversary torch lighting lit off active lava flow

The Flame of Hope for the Troy Barboza Law Enforcement Torch Run was then lit off of the active lava flow.

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