The Salvation Army Helps Kuhio Park Terrace Residents Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

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Salvation Army staff handing out food bags at Kuhio Park Terrace amid COVID-19 Pandemic

In partnership with Pacific Voices, a program of Kokua Kalihi Valley Family Comprehensive Clinic, The Salvation Army Kauluwela Corps and The Salvation Army Family Services Office in Honolulu provided much-needed support to families living in Kuhio Park Terrace Apartments. The apartment complex is a public housing project that Pacific Voices identified as a location in need.

“Many of the apartment residents are non-English speaking immigrants and migrants from the Freely Associated States (FAS) or have immigrated to Hawaii under the Compacts of Free Association (COFA),” says Innocenta Sound-Kikku, Coordinator for Pacific Voices. “As such, these families struggle with their transition to the Islands and may not have access to SNAP and other resources — and these difficulties are being exacerbated by the current situation with COVID-19.”

The Salvation Army reached out to Pacific Voices to help, and on March 26, 2020, distributed 245 food bags to 132 families living in Kuhio Park Terrace. “Each bag consisted of enough canned goods, fresh fruit and veggies to provide 10 meals,” says Anna Stone, The Salvation Army Director of Pathway of Hope and Family Services Office. “We’re so pleased to be able to do everything we can to help Island families during this time.”

“I appreciate both The Salvation Army for providing this service and The Micheals Development Company for allowing us to serve the residence at the site”, says Innocenta Sound-Kikku.

Throughout the islands, The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands is providing food, emergency assistance, financial assistance, and basic needs amid the COVID-19 pandemic. To support relief efforts click here

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