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!
Maui County sponsored a food drive giving away 100 pounds of organic lettuce, 10 pounds of kale, 30 pounds of bananas and two trays of zucchini seedlings. (Photo: Robin Kaye)
Maui conservation nonprofits and businesses, led by Love the Sea, joined forces over Volunteer Week to help feed the community. The four food drives collected more than 1,350 pounds of food and $1,318 in donations along with medical kits and hand sanitizer. (Photo: Cadence Feeley)
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam airmen are helping the Farrington High School community collect more than 500 pounds of food, cleaning supplies, masks and toiletries and $700 in donations. (Photo: JBPHH)
Community members work together to build a foundation for a new structure at the Hui Mahi'ai 'Aina camp in Waimanalo. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
Campbell Farrell, executive director of Love the Sea, helped with a food drive at the Kuau Store on Maui. In three hours they raised an estimated $700 in donations, took in almost 400 pounds of food, and built 32 medical kits for the homeless. (Photo: Cadence Feeley)
Medical-grade PPE is being collected and distributed by Maskout, a Universal Mask Campaign and PPE drive organized by the pre-med staff of Jinichi Tokeshi M.D. Inc., a Family Medicine Clinic associated with the Kuakini Medical Center. (Photo: Courtesy Maskout)
Mixed martial arts athlete Yancey Medeiros helps hand out some of the 5,000 non-surgical face masks that were distributed free of charge in Maili by Every1ne Hawaii in partnership with Hands In Helping Out.
The Hawaii National Guard in Hilo helped distribute 200,000 surgical masks donated by Every1Hawaii intended for vulnerable and resource-limited population on the island. (Photo: Hawaii County)
Carla Callaway beckons people to a food drive at the Maria Lanakila Church in Lahaina where more than 450 pounds of food was donated to Feed My Sheep along with enough cash donations to feed 20 families on Maui for a week. (Photo: Cassandra Hastu)
The First Hawaiian Bank Foundation donated $50,000 from the Aloha for Hawaii fund to Hawaii Meals on Wheels, which allows the organization to provide 6,800 nutritious meals prepared by local restaurants. These daily hot meals are served to 820 kupuna in the community. (Photo: Courtesy of First Hawaiian Bank Foundation)
Kamehameha Schools campus dining staff is preparing and delivering an average of 1,500 meals daily to groups are organizing grassroots meal distribution efforts. (Photo: Courtesy of Kamehameha Schools)
Carol Wood gets a grocery delivery by "Our Ohana" volunteer John Hulihe'e. The program connects Kupuna with people willing to pick up groceries, medication and needed supplies so they don't have to leave their homes. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
Kamaka Air has been delivering thousands of free meals and other supplies to Kauai. The flights have been operating seven days a week in conjunction with Malama Meals.
Kamaka Air with Malama Meals and the Hawaii Public Health Institute teamed up to ship 108 gallons of hand sanitizer to Molokai as well as 10,000 pounds of produce, milk and eggs, plus 10,000 pounds of ready to eat meals.
Contractors lift the completed sculpture by artist Kazu Fukuda Kauinana into place in front of Honolulu's Joint Traffic Management Center, near King and Alapai streets. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
Down The Hatch at the Wharf Center on Front Street in Lahaina is providing free meals to any police officer, firefighter, EMT, and health care worker. The restaurant is facing economic losses itself since dine-in services have been closed.
Volunteers from Youth With a Mission, along with staff from Kalihi Valley Homes and The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center, hand delivered the food bags to every apartment in the complex. The bags included canned protein and vegetables, along with fresh pineapples and sweet potatoes and provided each household with enough food to prepare 20 meals. (Photo: Courtesy of Salvation Army)
The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands delivered 746 bags of canned foods and fresh produce to households in need at Kalihi Valley Homes. (Photo: Courtesy of Salvation Army)
Shyann Fermahin, and Renalyn Soriano sanitize personal protective equipment donations at the YMCA in Kalihi. The YMCA is one of several "resilience hubs" where people can drop off homemade and unopened PPE gear to be distributed to health providers statewide. The hubs will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
Masks on the faces of sculptures at the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law are emphasizing coronavirus containment practices. (Photo: Courtesy of Neil Abercrombie)
Rabbi Itchel Krasnjansky, left, and his wife Pearl of Chabad Hawaii prepare a Seder meal for Passover. The meal would traditionally be held for all at Chabad Hawaii but due to COVID-19 individual boxes are being made for families to celebrate the holiday in their homes. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
From left, Pi'i Minns, Pauni Nagaseu-Escue and Miah Ostrowski deliver food to homebound kupuna in Kalihi-Palama. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
Pi’i Minns, right, delivers food to kupuna in Kalihi-Palama. The food pantry at Palama Settlement has remained open as an essential community service during the COVID-19 quarantines and is accepting in-kind donations of fresh produce and unexpired canned goods. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
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)