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Free Window Screening Workshop in Kona

June 4, 2016, 12:00 PM HST
* Updated June 5, 8:59 AM
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“Fight the Bite.” Big Island Now stock photo. June 2016.

Lowe’s, Habitat for Humanity West Hawai‘i and the State of Hawai‘i Health Department will host a free window screening workshop on Thursday, June 16, at the Lowe’s Kona store location from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event supports efforts to teach the public how to protect their homes against mosquitos infected with dengue fever and the Zika virus from entering through broken screens or screen less windows.

Workshops will include: how to repair window screens; how to construct new window screens; and helpful tips on patching.

Qualified families will have an opportunity to sign up for hands-on assistance from Habitat for Humanity West Hawai‘i. Barbecue will be provided by Randy’s Huli Chicken and Ribs starting at 10 a.m.

The “Fight the Bite” event is part of a $69,850 grant from Lowe’s to help complete five projects in the Kuhio Village neighborhood that residents have identified as part of their community action plan.

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Other projects that are part of the grant include: construction of an imu to celebrate native Hawaiian culture in community gatherings; assistance with critical home repairs; and help with repairs for a local school.

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Habitat for Humanity West Hawai‘i has been working with the residents of Kuhio Village for four years.

To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit www.habitatwesthawaii.org.

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