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!

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)