Interfaith Group to Host Benefit to End Homelessness

June 16, 2019, 2:00 PM HST (Updated June 13, 2019, 8:44 AM)
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Interfaith Communities In Action (ICIA), a coalition of faith-based and community organizations offering interfaith networking, education, fundraising, community change and service opportunities in East Hawai‘i, will hold a benefit to raise money for HOPE Services’ affordable housing project on Sunday, June 23, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sangha Hall in Hilo. Doors will open 5:15 p.m.

ICIA invites the East Hawaiʻi community to enjoy an evening of entertainment at Bringing HOPE Home: A Benefit to Build Affordable Housing.

A lack of affordable housing is one of the largest causes of homelessness on Hawaiʻi Island. The ICIA has offered to help raise funds for HOPE Services, a Hawaiʻi Island homelessness service provider, to begin construction of low-cost modular housing units in Pahoa. These homes are intended to help people in the Puna community avoid or overcome homelessess.

The benefit, which will feature belly dancing from the Hawai’i Island Goddesses, Kachi Kachi music from the Jarican Express, and taiko drumming from Puna Hongwanji, will raise funds to address one of the major causes of homelessness in Hawaiʻi—a lack of affordable housing.

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Monies raised will benefit HOPE Services’ effort to build affordable housing units in Pāhoa, to serve those who need help overcoming or avoiding homelessness.

Sangha Hall is located at  398 Kīlauea Ave.

Tickets may be purchased for a suggested donation of $25 at bringinghopehome.eventbrite.com or for $35 at the door.

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