David Ige Resources: How you can help our Puna ohana

Hilo Chapter at HSTA SLT 2014_Rae Yamanaka Ige Signs
THE POWER OF COLLECTIVE ACTION:  Mahalo to Hilo Chapter members for pitching in to help our colleagues, their students, families, and friends.  Thank you for partnering in the Puna District relief efforts with other unions and community groups.

Residents around the state want to assist Puna.  David Ige shared some ways you may help:


These past 13 months I have been impressed with the grassroots efforts across Hawaii Island from town to town that led our campaign to victory last Saturday. I humbly thank you for your time and support.

Today, I reach out to the Hawaii Island Team Ige `ohana and ask that you focus your efforts on helping your Puna district neighbors by volunteering however you can.  Donate food, money and supplies, help clean up debris, volunteer with organized efforts already underway.

Steven Bader, our Hawaii Island campaign coordinator, has been in contact with several agencies involved in the clean up efforts. Following is information if you have time to give some of that remarkable people-to-people Team Ige grassroots energy that showed we can overcome even the greatest challenges with teamwork and by rolling up our sleeves.

Donations of water, ice and food can be taken to Food Basket 933-6030
Hilo Location: 40 Holomua Street
Kona Location: First left after Higashihara Park

Non Food donations can be taken to:

HOPE Services in Hilo 116 Kapiolani Street
Neighborhood Place of Kona 75-166 Kalani St. behind the Kailua-Kona McDonalds
Monetary Donations can be made:

First Hawaiian Bank locations
Bank of Hawaii locations
Online at http://www.hiunitedway.org/iselle


Call 808-464-3175

Requests for help

Call 808-464-3175

Donations Requested

C and D Batteries

5 gallon and stove sized propane canisters

Propane stoves

Baby food

Cat and dog food

Ziplock baggies

Paper goods

Trash bags

Solar lights

Flash lights


Wind up alarm clocks

Hand held radios

Tiki torch fluid

Lamp Oil

140 inverters for car

First Aid/Antibiotic Cream/Bandages

Baby wipes

Insulated freezer bags

Reference Numbers

Displaced or Homeless - HOPE Services 935-3050

Elderly/Aging in need of assistance - Office of Aging 961-8626
Veterans in need of assistance - VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic 935-3781

Health Services:
Hui Malama Ola Na Oiwi 969-9220
Substance Abuse Counseling: Big Island Substance Abuse Council 969-9994
SNAP Program Recipients: Reimbursements available spoiled food: Call 586-5720

David Ige