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The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division Provides Recovery Assistance for Hawaii Island’s Puna District Residents
- Established Corps teams and volunteers also provided a variety of community assistance statewide leading up to Hurricane Iselle -

The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division is actively assisting with emergency response efforts for residents in the Puna District on the Island of Hawaii. In addition, staff and volunteers for The Salvation Army provided meals and shelter for residents and visitors across the state during the advance of Hurricane Iselle.

“Our East Hawaii Corps officers and volunteers were on the ground in Puna today, providing much needed water, ice, propane, gas cards, batteries, clean up kits, meals and general assistance where needed following Iselle,” said Major Mark Gilden, Divisional Secretary for Business for The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division. “We also stand ready to provide meals to the public or emergency response volunteers as needed. Our teams can provide emotional and spiritual support as well. If you are in need, or know of a family in need, please have them contact The Salvation Army in Hilo at 935-1277.”

Community assistance provided by The Salvation Army to date during this event:



  • Assisted 35 families with food and water via The Salvation Army Food Pantry in Honokaa the week of the hurricane.
  • Provided ice, coolers, water, propane tanks/canisters, gas cards in the Puna District on Aug. 12.


  • Sheltered 22 people overnight at The Salvation Army Lihue Corps building on Friday, Aug. 8.
  • Provided 10 volunteers at the Kauai War Memorial Hall shelter and served approximately 25 people on Friday, Aug. 8.


  • Seven volunteers provided 111 meals at three shelters in the Kahului area on Thursday, Aug. 7 and Friday, Aug. 8
  • Eight volunteers provided bedding for 55 and snacks for 110 at the Lahaina Civic Center and Mala Wharf on Thursday, Aug. 7.
  • Eight volunteers provided breakfast for 20 homeless at Mala Wharf and Library Park and for 40 evacuees at Lahaina Civic Center on Friday, Aug. 8


  • Assisted two families (total of six individuals) needing help with preparations for the Hurricane and provided shelter at The Salvation Army Outpost.

The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division prepared to respond to pending hurricanes
Established Corps teams and volunteers situated on each island are ready to go into action as needed

HONOLULU (August 6, 2014) – With two hurricanes/tropical storms approaching, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services today announced that they are prepared to respond with community assistance as needed on the major Hawaiian Islands.

“The Salvation Army has an established presence on Hawaii, Maui, Molokai, Oahu and Kauai and we are in place to respond in our island communities as needs arise,” said Major Mark Gilden, Divisional Secretary for Business for The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division. “The public is encouraged to help in advance by supporting emergency disaster services efforts via monetary donations via our website or our Divisional Headquarters in Manoa on Oahu. 100 percent of the donated funds will be used to support our emergency disaster services in Hawaii.”

Preparedness Tips

  • Water - at least 1 gallon per person per day for 7 days used for drinking and sanitation
  • Food
    • Non-perishable packaged or canned food that does not require cooking (Spam, corned beef, Vienna sausage)
    • Infant formula and diapers
    • Pet food and extra water
  • Non-electric can opener
  • Paper plates / plastic utensils / paper cups
  • Cooking tools / fuel or charcoal for BBQ if you have one
  • Flashlight and spare batteries and/or portable fluorescent or LED light
  • Radio - Battery operated or hand crank with NOAA Weather alert
  • First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs
  • Whistle: Important for signaling for help. A whistle carries much farther than the human voice and uses less energy than yelling
  • Dust mask: helps to filter contaminated air
  • Sanitation: Moist towelettes, toilet paper, 5-gallon bucket, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Trash bags and duct tape - useful for clean-up, or patching leaks in an emergency
  • Tools: Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities, a pocket knife, nails, hammer and rope.
  • If you can't get cell reception, move to high ground and you may be able to reach towers that are in working condition.
  • Keep important documents in a waterproof container or watertight sealable plastic bag— insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, important phone numbers.
  • Have a no-frills, phone that only plugs into the phone outlet and does not need its own power supply). Often phone lines will work, but without power, cordless phones will not.

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100% of the donated funds will support our emergency disaster services in Hawaii.