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Blood Bank of Hawaii

Blood Bank of Hawaii in critical need for O- and O+ blood donors

The Blood Bank of Hawaii Wednesday (March 20) is calling on all O+ and O- donors: Please make an appointment to donate ASAP. There is a critical need for O donors now in Hawaii.

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Waikoloa Lions Club annual golf tournament April 27, 2019

Waikoloa Lions Club invites all golfers to bring a friend and join in their Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 27 at Waikoloa Golf Course. A two-person scramble, the tournament begins with registration at 7 a.m. and first tee off at 8 a.m. Mulligans are optional.

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Pace University

Pace University to film documentary interviews on the Kilauea Eruption in Hilo March 17-23, 2019

Students from Pace University’s Media, Communications and Visual Arts (MCVA) department will be visiting Hawaii to conduct interviews and capture footage for their upcoming documentary, “Living on the Edge in Paradise.” The documentary team, 20 students and two professors, will be staying in Hilo from March 17 – 23, 2019.

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CERT basic training course in Ka‘u for March-April, 2019

Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency is providing a basic emergency response training course in Ka‘u at the Discovery Harbour Community Center starting Sunday, March 24, 2019. This Community Emergency Response Team Basic Training Course provides participants with classroom and hands-on instruction on what to do in an emergency or disaster.

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AARP 2019 Community Challenge Grant Program is open for applications

AARP is now accepting applications for the 2019 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change in local communities.

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January 2019 events for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

After Dark in the Park talks, and other programs throughout January 2019 – which is Volcano Awareness Month.

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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training in Hilo

With the lava eruption and heavy rain earlier this year, are you better prepared to respond to an emergency or disaster? Your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency has scheduled an in-depth, 4-day Community Emergency Response Team or CERT Basic Training Course in Hilo. Training will take place over 4 Saturdays starting January 12th and will […]

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Shoe-box gifts are delivered at Big Island Toyota in Hilo

Police send over 5K Christmas gifts to keiki worldwide

With the holidays fast approaching the Christmas Elves have been busy at the Hawaiʻi Police Department. This is the 25th year for Operation Christmas Child with more than 157 million shoe-box gifts having been delivered to children in over 160 countries. This year the Hawaiʻi Police Department is proud to have participated, (in conjunction with […]

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Salvation Army provides Thanksgiving meals throughout Hawaii

The Salvation Army will be providing approximately 5,000 Thanksgiving holiday meals through annual meal events at locations statewide from Hanapepe to Honoka‘a, including the 48th annual Thanksgiving Meal at Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall in Honolulu for approximately 2,000 guests. [See below for locations, dates and times.] And, thanks to the previously announced donation from Hawaii-born […]

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Kona Lions Club

Kona Lions Club members volunteer at Kona homeless resource center

The Friendly Place Resource Center, located at 74-5593 Pawai Place in Kona, offers emergency housing, showers, lockers, phone usage, and other resources for people experiencing homelessness in Kona. The campus is operated by HOPE Services Hawaii. 26 Lions Club members and 2 community helpers were present.

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Bus 'A Move Special Olympics West Hawaii 2018 event. 10 person teams compete on pulling a 46k pound Roberts Hawaii Motor Coach Bus the fastest at the Kona Commons Saturday, September 15, 2018. Photo courtesy of David O. Baldwin

Bus ‘A Move Special Olympics West Hawaii 2018 fundraiser

Ten person teams compete on pulling a 46,000 pound Roberts Hawaii motor coach bus the fastest at the Kona Commons shopping center.

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Salvation Army’s Hilo thrift store flood damaged by Hurricane Lane

When managers of The Salvation Army’s Hilo Thrift Store returned to re-open the store on Monday, Aug. 27, following a closure for Hurricane Lane, they found portions of the store heavily damaged by water. Sometime between when the store closed on Wednesday, Aug. 22, and Monday morning Aug. 27, portions

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Hurricane Lane Red Cross evacuation center update for Friday (Aug 24)

Hawaii Red Cross volunteers are supporting the following County evacuation centers across the State in response to Hurricane Lane. As of Thursday night, there were a total of 1,526 people across 36 shelters statewide. Residents are encouraged to listen to their local County Civil Defense for further updates.

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Red Cross evacuation shelters open for those seeking refuge from Hurricane Lane

The Hawaii State Department of Health is advising the public to stay out of streams, coastal, and standing waters that are contaminated by stormwater. Stormwater may contain harmful micro-organisms from overflowing cesspools or septic tanks as well as animal waste washed into streams and storm drains.

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