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HPD Recognized for Support of Lower Puna Residents

June 5, 2018, 9:54 AM HST
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(L–R) Deputy Police Chief Kenneth Bugado, Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation volunteers K.C. Huang and Johan Alwall, Tzu Chi Pacific Island Region Executive Director Dr. Chang-Dich Lai, Assistant Chief Mitchell Kanehailua and Tzu Chi volunteer Allan Chung. Courtesy photo.

Members of the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, (Pacific Island Region), visited the Hawai’i Police Department on Monday, June 4, 2018, to thank members of the department who are working for the people in the lower Puna District affected by the Kīlauea Volcano eruption.

The Tzu Chi Foundation has grown to nearly 10 million members in more than 50 countries and has provided international relief work in over 90 countries to people suffering from natural disasters such as those happening in lower Puna.

They have provided relief and support to residents by serving and donating food to displaced community members who have lost their homes and belongings.


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