The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands and Papa John’s Hawaii to give back to Oahu communities in pivot of national #GivingTuesdayNow on May 5

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600 pizzas to be distributed to those in need as part of local observances; The Salvation Army continues to urgently request monetary donations for approximately 140 weekly food outreach events in Hawaii

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As part of national observances of #GivingTuesdayNow on May 5, 2020, The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands today announced they will distribute 600 pizzas donated by Papa John’s Hawaii to those in need living in Windward Oahu and Honolulu. The special pizza distribution for #GivingTuesdayNow, is in addition to approximately 140 weekly food opportunities The Salvation Army is providing at 14 locations across Hawaii on Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, and Hawaii islands. #GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity, in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday, as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

“We decided to take concept of #GivingTuesdayNow and pivot it to give back to those in need in our Oahu communities, in this case with the help from our friends at Papa John’s Hawaii with 600 pizzas,”said Major Jeff Martin, Divisional Leader of The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands. Of course it wouldn’t be a #GivingTuesdayNow without an ask; we continue to urgently seek monetary and protein donations to support our 140 weekly opportunities for food across Hawaii. Join us in the Fight For Good at”

On May 5, as part of #GivingTuesdayNow, the pizzas will be distributed to households living in various low-income and public housing communities, including Ko‘olau Village and Kauluwela Apartments, as well as to clients currently participating The Salvation Army’s drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. The distributions will be handled at different times by The Salvation Army’s Kaneohe Corps and Kauluwela Corps.

Monetary donations to support The Salvation Army’s food outreach efforts in Hawaii can be made at or by calling 808-440-1800.

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