Puna News — Community Assistance Centers Open In Several Neighborhoods

(Media release) —

Community Assistance Centers will be open at noon Monday, August 11 at the Community Centers in Hawaiian Shores, Nanawale, and Leilani Estates, and in Hawaiian Paradise Park at Connection Point Church on 32nd between Paradise and Maku‘u. These centers will offer water, ice, and other supplies and services as they become available.

 

The Pahoa Pool and Community Center remain open for showers and cell phone charging. The pool is not open for swimming.

 

Be advised that HELCO crews are working in subdivisions and energizing lines as possible. As this work is ongoing, please treat all power lines as live. Civil Defense is also working with AT&T to restore cellular service in some areas of Puna that are not operational.

 

The Hawai‘i National Guard is in the affected area in uniform and official National Guard vehicles, along with Police and Community Emergency Response Teams to ensure public safety.

Again, Community Assistance Centers will be open at noon Monday, August 11 at the Community Centers in Hawaiian Shores, Nanawale, and Leilani Estates, and in Hawaiian Paradise Park at Connection Point Church on 32nd between Paradise and Maku‘u. These centers will offer water, ice, and other supplies and services as they become available.

 

The Pahoa Pool and Community Center remain open for showers and cell phone charging. The pool is not open for swimming.

 

Be advised that HELCO crews are working in subdivisions and energizing lines as possible. As this work is ongoing, please treat all power lines as live. Civil Defense is also working with AT&T to restore cellular service in some areas of Puna that are not operational.

 

The Hawai‘i National Guard is in the affected area in uniform and official National Guard vehicles, along with Police and Community Emergency Response Teams to ensure public safety.

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  1. Dena Smith
    Dena Smith says:

    And please add to that list:

    SPACE IS OFFERING A DAILY “CommUNITY CAFE” FOR SEAVIEW AND RED ROAD RESIDENTS.

    This hurricane is a reminder to us all of how important community connections are. Now, more than ever, we need to come together in a spirit of unity, cooperation, and compassion.

    SPACE is open 24/7 as an emergency shelter for anyone who may need protection.

    Please join us at SPACE for a daily “Caring and Sharing Circle” at our “CommUNITY Cafe” from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. (This is a free potluck-style gathering)

    Sharing and Caring:

    Stories
    News
    Food
    Resources
    Ideas
    Music
    Dance

    FREE ICE EXCHANGE!
    Please bring empty containers for refill.

    This is a positive event. Please come with that intention.
    Mahalo!!

    (We are also offering use of our bathrooms and a hose for showers…sorry, not heated…daily between those hours). Unfortunately we do not have internet or phone (free internet is available at the Seaview Lawn, though). But we do have power between those hours (thanks to a generator) so you are welcome to charge cell phones and/or computers. We also have a commercial kitchen with propane stove, and a chest freezer that we are filling with containers to make ice for neighbors. If you need ice, please bring containers to exchange for the next people in need.

    Please help spread the word!

    Mahalo!

    Dena Smith, Marketing/PR/Outreach Director
    Seaview Performing Arts Center for Education (SPACE)
    dena@hawaiispace.com
    W. 808-965-8756
    C. 808-937-6777

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