The Salvation Army Hawaii gives back to Hawaii’s communities on Giving Tuesday.
Written By: David Sayre
(Nov. 30, 2021) – On any given Tuesday, The Salvation Army provides social service outreach programs to hundreds of individuals and families across Hawaii. And, Giving Tuesday 2021 on Tuesday, Nov. 30, is no exception. The Salvation Army estimates they will be providing hot meals and non-perishable food packs to more than 700 people in the islands on Tuesday as part of their regular outreach.
“We’re fortunate to serve those in need in our island communities every day of the year,” said Major Phil Lum, Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands. “On this Giving Tuesday, for example, a snapshot into services we are holding includes regular food pantries on each island, distributing meals on Kauai, Maui and Hawaii Islands, and even providing hot showers for homeless individuals on Kauai. Of course it wouldn’t be a Giving Tuesday without an ask; monetary donations to support our programs across Hawaii can be made at Hawaii.SalvationArmy.org.”
As part of The Salvation Army’s national observances of Giving Tuesday to highlight the 2021 holiday campaign of Hope Marches On, The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands debuted a virtual percussion choir video featuring Polynesian rhythmic influence in a marching cadence using traditional Hawaiian and Polynesian musical implements and hula.
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Examples of ongoing social service outreach activities happening statewide on most Tuesdays throughout the year, including Giving Tuesday, Nov. 30:
The Salvation Army Lihue Corps
- Hot meals from 11 a.m. to noon – serving 60 to 80 individuals
- Social Services – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – serving 10 to 15 individuals
- Mobile hot shower – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – serving 5 to 15 individuals
The Salvation Army Kaneohe Corps
- Social Services - Food Pantry from 9 a.m. to noon – serving 25 to 35 individuals.
The Salvation Army Kahului Corps
- Homeless outreach breakfast and food bag distribution in Paia – 9 a.m. – serving 25 to 30 individuals
- Homeless outreach mobile food bag distribution in Kahului/Wailuku – 11:30 a.m. – serving 20 to 25 individuals
- Social Service Office open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Salvation Army Kona Corps
- Hot meal distribution from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – serving 225 individuals
- Food Pantry from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – serving 320 individuals.
- Food bag delivery to seniors – noon to 1 p.m. – serving 50 seniors.
For more information about The Salvation Army’s social service outreach efforts in Hawaii and to provide monetary donations, visit hawaii.salvationarmy.org.
About The Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division
The Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division covers the state of Hawaii and the Pacific Islands including Guam, Republic of the Marshall Islands and The Federated States of Micronesia. In 2021, The Salvation Army was ranked #2 on the list of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. The Division offers a wide variety of programs throughout the islands including: affordable senior housing; at-risk youth services and housing; camp & conference center; church/religious services and programs; emergency disaster services; family stores; food distribution and feeding programs; homeless services; The Kroc Center – Hawaii’s largest community center; preschools & day care services; older adults; social services – emergency assistance; substance abuse treatment; women’s auxiliary; and women’s ministries. For more information, call 808-988-2136, visit hawaii.salvationarmy.org, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.