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$70K Gifted for Mobile Showers for Puna Evacuees

July 10, 2018, 6:42 PM HST (Updated July 13, 2018, 11:48 AM)
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On Monday July 9, 2018, Project Vision Hawai‘i and Pu‘uhonua o Puna were recipients of checks totaling $70,000 from multiple organizations that will be used to purchase two mobile shower trailers provided by HiEHiE.

The mobile hygiene trailer in Pāhoa. PC: Damon Tucker

The HiEHiE trailer is currently being used in Pāhoa at the temporary micro-housing lot set up in the property owned by Sacred Hearts Church.

Kumu Pi‘ilani Ka‘awaloa said mahalo to those who were generous in donating to the project. PC: Damon Tucker

Eight evacuees are currently living in the micro-houses provided by Hope Services Hawai‘i with 12 units still being prepared for residents in need.

Pu‘uhonua o Puna volunteer Ashley Kierkiewicz thanks some members of the Latter Day Saints for their generous offering. PC: Damon Tucker

At least one other location is currently being worked on in Hawai‘i Paradise Park to set up more temporary micro-housing units for Puna evacuees.

Many volunteers have helped to make this micro-housing project become a reality. PC: Damon Tucker

Pu‘uhonua o Puna volunteer Ashley Kierkiewicz talked about the effort in an interview after the event.

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