Salvation Army to host flooding assistance events on Dec. 29 on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Islands

HONOLULU (December 22, 2021) – Following recent heavy rains and flooding events impacting the Hawaiian Islands, The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division today announced assistance events on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Salvation Army Corps on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Islands. The events will offer disaster financial assistance [for those with damage to their residence who have previously reported damage to their respective counties] as well as emotional and spiritual care. Please note, in order to receive financial assistance at the events, survivors addresses must match County or Red Cross Damage Assessment reports [see details below].

“In addition to offering these events for survivors, many in our communities also have been asking us how they can help those in need,” said Victor Leonardi, Divisional Director of Emergency Services & Safety for The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division. “During emergencies, the best way to help is to provide monetary donations which allows the delivery of the exact relief supplies needed within a community. Plus, The Salvation Army uses one-hundred percent of all donations designated ‘disaster relief’ in support of disaster operations.”

Assistance events are scheduled to run on Wednesday, Dec. 29, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the following locations:

OAHU

Honolulu

The Salvation Army Kauluwela Mission Corps

296 N. Vineyard Blvd.

Honolulu, HI  96817

 

Kaneohe

The Salvation Army Kaneohe Corps

45-175 Waikalua Rd.

Kaneohe, HI 96744

 

Kapolei/Ewa Beach

The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii

91-3257 Kaulakai Parkway,

Ewa Beach, HI 96706

 

MAUI

Kahului

The Salvation Army Kahului Corps

45 W. Kamehameha Ave.

Kahului, HI  96732

 

HAWAII

Hilo

The Salvation Army Hilo Temple Corps

219 Ponahawai St.

Hilo, HI 96720

 

Survivors are encouraged to bring the following to help complete paperwork:

•State issued ID or Driver License showing correct address

•Proof of residency if possible (i.e., a bill or official mail showing their residency address)

If survivors have not yet reported damages to their individual counties, they should do so [prior to the Dec. 29th events] as instructed below or by calling 211 for assistance:

•City & County of Honolulu

www.honolulu.gov/homedamage

•County of Hawaii

Report damage by calling Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency at 808-935-0031

•County of Maui

www.mauicounty.gov/emergency

 

CDC guidelines will be followed and attendees must wear a mask and maintain social distancing while waiting.

Those in need, who are unable to attend Wednesday’s events or not located near those communities, and have reported damage to their individual counties, please visit Hawaii.SalvationArmy.org and complete the flood survivor form or call The Salvation Army Flood Relief Hotline at 808-440-1811. The Salvation Army is part of a team of agencies providing assistance during events and is a member of the State of Hawaii Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD).

Monetary donations may be made online at Hawaii.SalvationArmy.org. Listings of current volunteer opportunities also may be found at Hawaii.SalvationArmy.org.

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