Echelon

Mobilizing The Next Generation





Echelon is a community of diverse, young leaders collectively rising up to serve The Salvation Army and their local communities. As a local chapter of the National Young Adult Auxiliary of The Salvation Army, Echelon Hawaii is a membership of young professionals supporting The Salvation Army Hawaiian and Pacific Islands.

Echelon seeks to mobilize the next generation of Salvation Army supporters through a variety of fundraising, volunteering, and networking opportunities. Echelon Hawaii supports The Salvation Army Hawaiian and Pacific Islands and its efforts to provide shelter, food, clothing, counseling and countless other services to thousands of men, women, and children in need.



Benefits of Joining Echelon.


  • Complimentary attendance to all of Echelon's social events including the annual party


  • Opportunities to Ring the Bell with Echelon's volunteers during The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign


  • Invitations and discounted rates to The Salvation Army's annual events with Hawaii's business leaders including the Army of Hope Gala, CEO Sleepout, and exclusive William Booth Society events


  • Complimentary attendance to Echelon's professional development seminars


  • Exclusive Access to service projects supporting the communities we live and work in



To join, download an application by clicking below and send to jennifer.oyer@usw.salvationarmy.org

Echelon Board Membership Application

Echelon General Membership Application



Contact Information


For more information email jennifer.oyer@usw.salvationarmy.org



Founding Members

The Salvation Army is proud to announce the founding members of Echelon.



  • Dana Akasaki-Kenney
    Commercial Roofing
    and Waterproofing Hawaii, Inc.

  • Darah Dung
    Hawaiian Airlines

  • Phillip Hasha
    Redmont Group LLC
    2015 40 Under 40 Honoree

    Echelon Vice-Chair

  • Wallace Kelley
    Securitas Security Services, USA
    2016 40 Under 40 Honoree

  • Lauren Cheape Matsumoto
    Hawaii State Capitol

  • Jennifer Oyer
    The Salvation Army
    2012 40 Under 40 Honoree

  • Jeremy Shorenstein

  • Billie Takaki-Lueder
    Hawaii Baptist Academy

  • Erin Kanno Uehara
    Choco le‘a
    Echelon Chair

  • Christopher Ulu
    Storkeeper, LLC

  • Crystal Yamasaki
    Crystal Clear Communications

  • Cami Yano
    Bliss Models & Talent

  • Clifton Yasutomi
    Pacific Rim Legacy Group



The Echelon Hawaii Red Pencil Project





The Red Pencil Project is a powerful initiative by The Salvation Army Echelon Hawaii to provide disadvantaged youth with the tools to help them succeed. 100% of donations towards The Red Pencil Project will be used to provide school supplies for Hawaii's keiki.

Click below to make a donation and make a difference for our youth.


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