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Na Hoku Hanohano stars align at “Aloha Puna” benefit concert Saturday (July 21)

On Saturday, July 21, 2018, Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning stars will align to perform at, “Aloha Puna” a benefit concert put together by Makaliʻi Productions in partnership with Tommy Bahama to help those who are affected by the volcanic eruptions. Grammy Award and Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner Kalani Peʻa will be performing on stage, […]

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Blood Bank of Hawaii’s Kona blood drive July 4-6, 2018

The Blood Bank of Hawaii is holding their blood drives July 4-6, 2018 in Kona. Donors can also be eligible to win a gift card and grand prize island getaway.

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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.

Police backpack drive to get students ready for school

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 31).

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Free legal assistance available for residents affected by the Kilauea eruption

A toll-free legal aid hotline is now available to survivors of the state of Hawaii’s recently declared disaster areas in Hawaii County for the Kilauea Volcano eruption and earthquakes. The service, which allows callers to request the assistance of a lawyer to aid in disaster-related matters, is a partnership between the American Bar Association Young […]

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Maulama Maunakea campaign seek volunteers to eradicate invasive species from the mountain Saturday (June 30)

The Office of Maunakea Management’s (OMKM) is seeking community volunteers to participate in its Malama Maunakea campaign to protect the mountain’s fragile resources on Saturday, June 30. The Saturday volunteer efforts will concentrate on eradicating the invasive fireweed (Senecio madagascariensis) and other invasive plant species from the area surrounding Halepohaku and the Visitor Information Station […]

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World Oceans Day at Hapuna Beach Recreation Area. DLNR Photo

Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet day event set for Hapuna Beach Friday (June 8)

Celebrate the third annual World Oceans Day, “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet” at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area on June 8, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free to the public, except for a $5 parking fee at Hapuna Beach for non-Hawai‘i residents.

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First Hawaiian Bank extends Aloha for Hawaii Fund through June 30, 2018

First Hawaiian Bank announced it is extending its donation collection for the Aloha for Hawaii Fund through June 30, 2018. All First Hawaiian Bank branches in Hawaii, Guam, and Saipan are accepting monetary donations to support the Kilauea Volcano relief efforts on the Big Island and the recovery from flooding taking place on Kauai and […]

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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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