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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 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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Sergeant Jason Grouns receiving $1,000 donation from the Hilo Walmart Store

Police raise over $49K for Special Olympics Hawaii

Officers from the Hawaiʻi Police Department raised a total of $49,074 during the 2018 “Cop on Top” fundraiser for Special Olympics Hawaiʻi this past Thursday, (August 16), thru Saturday, (August 18).

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"Cop on Top" Fundraiser for Special Olympics at Walmart

Police to kick-off ‘Cop on Top’ fundraiser for Special Olympics Thursday (Aug 16)

Once again, the Hawai‘i Police Department is proud to sponsor the annual “Cop on Top” fundraiser for Special Olympics Hawai‘i. This event will be held in East and West Hawai‘i at the Hilo and Kona Walmart on, (August 16), 7:00 a.m. to (August 18), 3:00 p.m. For three straight days, law enforcement officers will spend […]

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Police participate in Relay For Life in Kona

Kona Police partnered with the Kona Prosecutor’s Office to form a team named ‘Hope Brigade’ for Relay For Life 2018, which was held Saturday, (July 14), from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Kealakehe High School in Kona. Police Department participants included Captain Gilbert Gaspar, Sergeant Roylen Valera, William Vickery, Robin Crusat, Kuilee Dela Cruz, […]

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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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