The Salvation Army to provide financial assistance to families affected by the recent Diamond Head incident

The non-profit requests monetary donations to support effort


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HONOLULU (Jan. 24, 2020) – Following the tragic shootings of two HPD officers and the devastating fires that ensued last Sunday in the Diamond Head neighborhood of Honolulu, The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division today announced they will be providing financial assistance to identified families in need from the 12 homes damaged by the fire as well as to families of the fallen officers.

“We offer our condolences and prayers to those affected by the recent Diamond Head incident,” said Victor Leonardi, Divisional Director of Emergency Services & Safety for The Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division. “In collaboration with various agencies, including FBI, American Red Cross, Victim Witness Kokua Services, and Crime Victim Compensation Commission, among others, The Salvation Army will be providing financial assistance to families affected by the incident as they continue through this process. We encourage the public to support this effort by providing monetary donations at hawaii.salvationarmy.org. It’s important to note that The Salvation Army uses 100% of all donations designated ‘disaster relief’ in support of disaster operations.”

About The Salvation Army Disaster Services
The Salvation Army is uniquely positioned to serve those impacted by disasters, however long it takes, because they are there before, during, and after impact. Beyond serving immediate physical needs, they also meet the emotional and spiritual needs that are unique to catastrophic events. The Salvation Army is part of a team of agencies providing assistance during disaster events and works closely with the State of Hawaii Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD).

The Salvation Army:

  • Delivers disaster relief to an average of 382,000 people annually.
  • Serves every ZIP code in the United States and touches almost 25 million lives a year.
  • Has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900.
  • Remains in communities until needs are met and beyond.



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