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Third Evacuation Shelter Opens in Puna, Volunteers Needed

May 16, 2018, 5:04 PM HST (Updated May 16, 2018, 5:06 PM)
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Three American Red Cross shelters are open for residents evacuated from their homes due to the Kilauea lava threat at the following locations:

  • Pāhoa Community Center (15-3022 Kauhale St., Pāhoa)
  • Kea‘au Community Center (16-186 Pili Mua St., Kea‘au)
  • Sure Foundation Church (16-1592 Pohaku Cir., Kea‘au)

Since Thursday, May 3, 2018, the Red Cross, along with Hawai‘i County partners, have distributed hundreds of blankets, sheets, pillows, futons, towels, masks, toiletry kits and other items; as well as over 7,000 snacks. The Red Cross is also working with the Salvation Army to provide meals. Additionally, trained Red Cross nurses and mental health volunteers are staffing the shelters and have provided 870 health and mental health services to those in need.

Big Island Volunteers Needed

Volunteers from the Big Island are needed to staff shelters for residents who have been displaced by the Kīlauea lava threat. Training will be provided. For more information go to www.redcross.org and complete an online volunteer application. For questions, call (808) 739-8122.

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