How You Can Help Relief Efforts

Monetary Donations

During emergencies, the best way the public can help is to provide monetary donations which allows the delivery of the exact relief supplies a community needs. Plus, The Salvation Army uses one-hundred percent of all donations designated ‘disaster relief’ in support of disaster operations. To make a donation, click below.

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Meal Donations

The Salvation Army continues shelter meals and seeks large volume meal donations from local restaurants and certified kitchens [due to health safety food preparation standards] for meal service at shelters in Pahoa and Keeau. Contact us at (808) 756-0306.

Food Donations

Juice boxes and kid-friendly food items are requested along with the continued requests for cases of bottled water and food donations. Also, requests are coming in for garbage bags. Donations of all these items may be made at Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s Food Bank, at 40 Holomua St. in Hilo and 73-4161 Uluwini Pl. in Kailua-Kona. For details, call (808) 933-6030.

General In-kind Donations

The Salvation Army is providing clothing vouchers for those impacted by the current lava flow. Vouchers are distributed at disaster Recovery Information Assistance Centers (RIACs) that are established. Our Hawaii Island thrift stores are accepting in-kind donations of clothing. Store locations include:

  • Hilo - 194 Kamehameha Avenue
  • Honokaa, Ohana Thrift Store at 45-511 Rickard Place (corner of Mamane St. and Rickard Place)
  • Kailua-Kona, 74-5555 Kaiwi Street

Clothing voucher recipients will be able to select any clothing items they need at our thrift stores.

Distribution Center Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help sort items and staff the distribution center that is scheduled to open on Monday, May 14. For additional details and to sign up to volunteer, click below. Current volunteer opportunities can be viewed by entering a local zip code by island.

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Thrift Store Volunteers

Additional volunteers are needed to help sort through clothing donations at The Salvation Army’s thrift stores in Honokaa, Hilo and Kailua-Kona. For additional details and to sign up to volunteer, click below. Current volunteer opportunities can be viewed by entering a local zip code by island.

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Other Ways To Donate

  • Bank of Hawaii – Bank of Hawaii announced that donations to The Salvation Army’s EDS efforts can now be made at any of Bank of Hawaii’s 69 branches across Hawaii, the West Pacific Region and American Samoa.
  • Central Pacific Bank – Central Pacific Bank announced its 35 branch locations will be accepting monetary donations to benefit Hawaii disaster relief efforts. Monetary donations will be accepted through May 31, 2018 and will go toward The Salvation Army's EDS efforts in Hawaii, with the opportunity for customers to designate support of either Hawaii Island or Kauai relief and recovery efforts.
  • First Hawaiian Bank - Aloha for Hawaii Fund to support The Salvation Army’s relief efforts for the Kilauea Volcano Eruption on the Big Island and recovery efforts for flooding on Kauai and in East Oahu. Donations can now be made at any of First Hawaiian Bank’s 61 branches located in Hawaii, Guam and Saipan.
  • Foodland - "Aloha for Puna & Pahoa" Disaster Relief (The Salvation Army). Customers will be able to make monetary donations at all Foodland and Sack N Save stores and Malama Markets in Hawaii in $5, $10 or $20 amounts beginning May 9. Donations will go towards The Salvation Army’s EDS efforts.
  • HiLife – Kokua Collection – A percentage of the proceeds from various HiLife clothing items in their Kokua Collection will be donated to Salvation Army Hawaiian and Pacific Islands division to assist with their relief efforts to victims of recent devastating floods on Oahu and Kauai as well as erupting volcano on Hawaii island. For details, click here.