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!
Hawaii Ag & Culinary Alliance partnered with Our Kakaʻako and Ward Village to provide 250 Kokua Boxes of mainly local produce to support restaurant and retail workers who have been impacted by COVID-19. (Photo: Hawaii Ag & Culinary Alliance)
First Hawaiian Bank's "Aloha for Hawaii” campaign reached its 1 million restaurant takeout or delivery purchase goal in just eight weeks, generating $24.5 million in support for the restaurant industry. In conjunction with Marcus Mariota's Motiv8 Foundation, it's donating more than $1 million and has provided assistance for over 536,000 people in Hawaii, Guam and Saipan impacted by COVID-19. (Photo: First Hawaiian Bank)
Transair, one of the largest air cargo companies in Hawaii, donated $20,00 to food banks as well as more than 3,000 pounds of rice, noodles and canned goods collected by employees. Donations were accepted in Honolulu, Hilo, Kona, Maui and Kauai.
Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement staff members Anela Woods, Sasha Pule-Nicholas and Jaren Tengan help Hawaii families impacted by the coronavirus cover rent, mortgage or utility bills through the nonprofit’s Kahiau and Ho‘āla relief programs. A recent donation from three local businesses – MANAOLA, Honua Consulting and American Savings Bank – will enable CNHA to help up to 1,000 families pay for essential household items like groceries, prescription medicines and toiletries. (Photo: CNHA)
MANAOLA Owner and Designer Manaola Yap, right, and CEO Zachary Pang display items that their joint donation with Honua Consulting and American Savings Bank will fund through the nonprofit Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement to help up to 1,000 families affected by COVID-19 in Hawaii. (Photo: MANAOLA)
Michael Loftin from 808 Cleanup cuts out invasive tree stumps from a retaining wall on the hillside of Pu'u O Kaimuki Mini Park (Christmas Tree Park). The nonprofit organizes beach clean-ups and projects every month. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
Volunteers prepare food to be given out to people in need at Waimanalo District Park. The city teamed up with the Hawaii Community Foundation and the Hawaii Foodbank to help those impacted by loss of income from the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
Nani Conklin and Nick Childs pass out meals to homeless and anyone else who is hungry on the street near Thomas Square Park. They are volunteers with Food Not Bombs, a nonprofit that has been serving meals made from donated food every Sunday since 2008. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
Canoe club volunteers and community members prepare to hand out food donations to families in the Papakolea Hawaiian Homestead neighborhood. Several local canoe clubs came together to organize this food drive and distribution event during what would normally be their busiest time of competitions, all canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
Volunteers pass out food donations to homeless and others in need at the Hawaii Cedar Church in Kalihi. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
Dr. Jason Hughes, left, chief medical officer at Kahuku Medical Center, hands out free PPE masks to community members during a drive-thru event at the center. The masks were made available to North Shore residents through the Every1ne Hawaii organization. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
Officer Tyler Cagulada of the Honolulu Police Department hands a card to 2-year-old Jonah Hosa before the start of a Black Lives Matter rally at Ala Moana Beach Park. Hundreds of people showed up for the walk from Magic Island to Waikiki to raise awareness against police brutality and racism across the nation. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
Thousands of local residents lined up for food distribution through another Show Aloha Challenge. Volunteers passed out 2,000 boxes of meats, fresh produce and keiki snacks to people who drove through the line. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)
Denise Yamaguchi, left, and Aya Leslie pack PPE gear into bags to be picked up by local restaurants registered on Food-To-Go-Go. The PPE gear was donated by the Maui-based farming company Mahi Pono with the help of the Hawaii Agriculture Foundation as restaurants prepare to reopen dine-in services Friday. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)