In an effort to document how much we are already helping each other, we’re compiling snapshots of neighbors working together through organized community projects and other community events. Click on photo to enlarge. Send us your own photos, we’d love to include them!

April 2020

Ko'olau Distillery's Eric Dill checks the temperature on a batch of hand sanitizer at the Kailua distillery. The company has stopped whiskey production and is dedicating its operation to making and donating hand sanitizer to first responders, health care workers and civil service providers. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Residents of an Ala Wai apartment building spread a hopeful message while social distancing. (Photo: Courtesy of Heather Patton-Graham)

While out for an evening run, Alexander Graham spotted this otherwise dark Waikiki hotel lit up with a heart. (Photo: Courtesy of Alexander Graham)

March 2020

Michael Yoshida has his nose swabbed for COVID-19 after riding his bike to the drive-thru test site at Kakaako Waterfront Park. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

A Honolulu worker screens a homeless person before allowing him to enter the homeless tent compound set up in the Old Stadium Park. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Ikaika Regidor, left, a Nuuanu YMCA volunteer, hands out meals to youth, part of an effort to help children and youth who are on the free and reduced lunch program in school while the schools are closed. The program is a partnership that includes the YMCA, Appleseed Aloha Harvest and The Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Kapiolani Community College. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Lanakila Meals on Wheels employees, from left, Ryan Quemado, Jose Sanchez, Lori Lau, Taylan Texira and Micheal Lara pack more than 1,200 emergency care packages for Oahu’s homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities in a response to the COVID-19 outbreak. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers and Honolulu city workers partnered to help distribute free COVID-19 testing to community members working in high-risk professions or those exhibiting symptoms at a free drive-through test site set up in Honolulu. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers and staff at the Hawaii Food Bank pack 2,500 emergency boxes for families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Normally the Food Bank serves over a million pounds of food every month but these are extra boxes to help families get through quarantines and income loss during the upcoming weeks. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Phlebotomist for Hawaii Blood Bank Robert Protzman, left, prepares to take blood from volunteer Tiffani Loo during a blood drive at the Straub Medical Center. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Painter David Luchak works on a landscape oil painting at Neal S. Blaisdell Park in Aiea. He was part of a group of artists gathering at the park to paint together for the day. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Halau Kau-La-Kahi dancers drape leis, with the help of Honolulu Fire Department personnel, onto a statue of King Kamehameha III at Thomas Square Park. The ceremony is held annually to honor the March 17, 1814 birthday of the Hawaiian monarch. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Youth volunteers collect trash from the beach around the Waimanalo Pier as part of 808 Cleanups. The nonprofit organizes weekly cleanups from mauka to makai all over Oahu. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Hermaleen Amond, right, discusses how youth can empower themselves today to prepare for future success, with Micronesian high school students during the 4th annual Micronesian Youth Summit at the University of Hawaii Manoa campus. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

February 2020

Volunteers from AccessSurf, AccessPaddling, HAPA, the Honolulu Pearl Canoe Club and the the Oahu 1st service platoon modify a canoe seat for Ann Yoshida, center, so she can join them for paddling at Sand Island. The AccessSurf adaptive paddling event brought together disabled community members and volunteers to make padding accessible for everyone. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers and staff from Unite Here Local 5, The Legal Clinic, the UH Refugee and Immigration Law Clinic help a participants fill out naturalization applications at a free citizens assistance workshop at St. Theresa Cathedral in Honolulu. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Eileen Phillips, president of Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society, speaks at the Kokua Council's "Working Together to Help Others" meeting about how people can support kupuna in Hawaii. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Amber Johnson, center, of the Ayodele Drum and Dance troupe teaches African dance movements to the community during a live performance at the Hawaii State Art Museums's free Super Saturday event in Honolulu. The Chicago-based group was featured as part of Black History Month. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Dio and Monty Williams make arts and crafts with the help of their mother Sakura Burkhart, left, and Amy Rose Craig at the Super Saturday event at the Hawaii State Art Museum. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Girls Scout Troop 926 from Voyager Public Charter School sells cookies in Honolululu. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteer Kay Inglis, back left, serves lunch to Lovely Reiner, Troy Kuoha and Thomas Tadlas at the Wally House at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Honolulu. The church has provided food to those in need every Tuesday for the past two years. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Sabina Swift, left, and Clarence Liu serve food to the needy at the Wally House at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Wally Inglis fills a lemonade bowl with ice as volunteers serve up lunch to the needy at the Wally House at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church. Wally spearheaded the weekly event two years ago to help those in need. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Mandhoj Rai, left, and Amy Wannamae trim a tree in the Makiki Community Garden. Rai has been active in the community garden for 20 years and Wannamae for 36 years. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Maria Pena, left, and Cory Edano pull weeds at the Makiki Community Garden. The two Makiki residents started gardening here two years ago and help maintain the common garden area. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Approximately 50 citizenship applicants raised their hands to pledge allegiance and be sworn in as new U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony at Iolani School in Honolulu. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers Debbie Wheeler, Lisa Shin, Sagi Baldwin and Josh Ige serve a free breakfast to kids at Lanai Baptist Church. The church offers the breakfast every Wednesday -- scrambled eggs, bacon, rice and the always-requested Josh's special chocolate chip pancakes. (Photo: Robin Kaye)

Lisa Shin pours orange juice for kids who attend the Lanai Baptist Church free breakfast every Wednesday. (Photo: Robin Kaye)

Crisselle Mendiola works on a mural in Honolulu's Kakaako district as part of the 2020 Pow! Wow! Hawaii's 10th annual festival. Local and international artists will spend the next week decorating walls of Kakaako neighborhoods with their larger than life artwork. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

More than 130 volunteers with the North Shore Community Land Trust and Surfrider Oahu Foundation cleaned up 840 pounds of marine debris and planted 250 native plants at Kalaeokauna'oa (Kahuku Point). (Photo: Aja Ho)

Volunteers with the Oahu 1st Platoon from The Mission Continues, 808 Cleanups, 325th Bravo BSB, Schofield Barracks, Troop 664, picked up 1,293 pounds of trash picked up in 2 hours at One'ula Beach Park. (Photo: Oahu 1st Platoon)

Halau Hula Kalehuapuakea performs to kick off a volunteer effort to plant native plants including a walking tour, short lectures and other events at Keawawa wetland in Hawaii Kai. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Carl Shaad, right, Ian Heilbronn and Pualei Monokini-Oliveira work to build a community hale at the Hawea Heiau Complex & Keawawa Wetland in Hawaii Kai to celebrate the 2020 World Wetlands Day. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers prepare sand sifters to be used for future Surfrider beach cleanup events, at Kailua Beach Adventure in Kailua. The sifters are made from screens and used to sort plastic particles from the sand. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Young volunteers from St. Andrew's Priory help with the weekly Saturday hot breakfasts that St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church provides to the hungry every Saturday. (Photo: Rev. David Gierlach)