Chinese Company Donating 35 Prefab Homes to Big Island
A company in China from the Huangpu District of Guangzhou (Guandong Huanbao Ecological Environment Co., Ltd.) is donating 35 prefabricated homes to Hawai‘i Island to be used as temporary housing for displaced residents who have been evacuated because of the Kīlauea eruptions and ensuing lava flows.
According to Mayor Harry Kim, it is his understanding that the company will ship the first two prefabricated modular units within a month, with the remaining 33 units arriving later.
In a letter dated July 13, 2018, Mayor Kim thanked the Chinese company on behalf of the people of the Big Island.
Dear Dr. Yi Wang:
I’m writing to humbly thank you and accept your most generous offer of 35 prefabricated homes to be used as temporary housing for the people of Puna displaced by the ongoing Kīlauea eruption.
As you are surely aware, the eruption continues to destroy homes in the Lower East Rift Zone. We in Hawai‘i County are still responding to this disaster while working to help the displaced residents find transitional and more permanent homes.
We are truly touched by your deep compassion for our people in our hour of need. Our understanding is that you plan to ship the first two prefabricated modular units within a month, with the remaining 33 units later.
On behalf of the people of the County of Hawai‘i, thank you most sincerely for lending this very meaningful helping hand. I hope to meet you sometime in the future to thank you in person.