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Blitz Build Receives $10K from Weinberg Foundation

November 9, 2017, 11:15 AM HST
* Updated November 16, 1:11 PM
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The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation and the Lions Club of Kona officially presented a $10,000 check on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, from the foundation to Habitat for Humanity Hawaiʻi Island at the site of the 2017 Blitz Build. The funds were used to help cover the cost of the project.

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The Lions Club recently completed 100 service hours by volunteering at a seat belt and booster seat clinics hosted by the West Hawaiʻi Public Health Nurses. This allowed them to nominate a nonprofit organization to the Weinberg Friends to receive a $10,000 grant.

Out of about half a dozen applications the Club received, Habitat Hawaiʻi Island’s Blitz Build was chosen as the best project to support.

“From all the applicants for the grant, Habitat for Humanity made the strongest case for how the money was being put to use. Providing new homes for 10 families in need is such a great cause,” said Lion Jack Vore.“We are proud to be a part of that.”

This is the fifth consecutive year that the Lions Club of Kona has been able to bring this grant into the local community, each year benefiting a different organization with 100 hours of work and a different organization with the $10,000 grant.

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The grant funds were used to cover the cost of the energy-efficient sliding glass doors and  helping to keep the newly built Habitat homes green.

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Habitat for Humanity Hawaiʻi Island completed 10 homes in 10 days in September, and is currently working on two homes in Waikoloa. To find out how to donate and get involved with Habitat, visit www.habitathawaiiisland.org.

For any other information about the Lions Club of Kona and how they help our West Hawaiʻi community, contact Jack Vore at (808) 322-9751.

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