According to officials, Red Cross shelters and distribution centers, has served 3,439 meals and snacks and distributed 11,832 relief items-- including tarps, batteries, flashlights, water, ice, comfort kits, clean up kits, bleach, work gloves and trash bags to those in need thanks to corporate and community partners like Foodland, Walmart, Safeway, P&G/Duracell, Home Depot, Target, CVS Caremark/Longs Drugs and Chevron.
Officials say Red Cross volunteers will continue to distribute meals and snacks on Sunday, August 17 to those in need at the following locations and times (as supplies last): Pahoa Community Center parking lot and Mountain View Gym from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.Hawai‘i Island United Way is partnering with the Hawaii County Civil Defense to coordinate the relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Iselle. If you or anyone you know would like to make donations of ice, water, household goods or hygiene items, or would like to offer manpower assistance to help with distribution of items, please call Janice at 808-936-2268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you or anyone you know of is in need of assistance, please call Janice at 808-936-2268 or email email@example.com. For emergency assistance, please call 9-1-1. If you would like to make a donation to help with the relief efforts, you may do so at: www.hiunitedway.org/iselle
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