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!

August 2020

Volunteers from the nonprofit Angel Network Charities prepare bags of food supplies at the Calvary by the Sea Church in Aina Haina. Food donations come largely through the Hawaii Foodbank and Aloha Harvest and the group is currently giving out 28,000 pounds of food and serving 1,000 to 1,200 families weekly. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Dana Anderson of Residential Youth Services and Empowerment picks up clothing donations provided by YWCA Oahu and YMCA of Honolulu. YWCA staffer Maryann Bray helps load the car. (Photo: YMCA)

Celeste Horita, center, volunteers to help her daughters Chelsea Horita, left, and Cherise Horita as they work with the COVID Command Mobile Unit during a drive-thru event in Kakaako. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Every1ne Hawaii has donated 393,000 disposable face masks and nearly 3,000 bottles of hand sanitizer (made in partnership with Lokahi Brewing Co.) to We Are Oceania, the Marshall Islands Consulate of Honolulu, the Marshallese Community Organization, the Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Hawaii COVID-19 Response, Recovery and Resilience Team, Papa Ola Lokahi and several other organizations. (Photo: Every1ne Hawaii)

Steve Mechler helps to clean up Alala Point at the entrance to Lanikai. The Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle is filling in while the usual workers from the Women’s Community Correctional Center are unable to work due to COVID-19. (Photo: Diane Harding/LKOC)

Volunteers load Brown Box food donations from Ham Produce into cars during a food distribution event at Pope Elementary School in Waimanalo. The event was coordinated by Partners in Development with the help of youth nonprofit groups, Kinai 'Eha and RYSE. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

A sign of the times: The "Surfer on a Wave" statue in Waikiki wears a mask as beachgoers head to the ocean to surf. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

A member of the COVID-19 Command Mobile Unit is greeted with a shaka by residents arriving for COVID-19 testing during a drive-thru event held in Kakaako. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Kathy Ruper, executive director of the Oahu SPCA, recieves a donation of pet food and supplies from Kina Knisley of Keller Williams. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)

Volunteers from the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association and Aloha Harvest organize food donations for a drive-thru distribution event at Aloha Stadium. The event workers prepared 1,000 food bundles for hospitality workers and their families. (Photo: Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat)