Salvation Army impostors are asking for money, goods on Big Island

Salvation Army impostors are asking for money, goods on Big Island
Lava has destroyed dozens of homes on the Big Island and volcanic activity continues. (Image: Greg Chun)

PAHOA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Salvation Army has gotten reports that people identifying themselves as with the nonprofit are going to Big Island businesses asking for donations to help those affected by ongoing eruptions in Puna.

The problem? The Salvation isn't soliciting in-kind or monetary donations this way.

It's not the first report of someone taking advantage of a bad situation.

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Police have arrested at least one man in connection with a burglary at a home of an evacuee. He faces a felony because of the ongoing state of emergency.

Salvation Army said reports of anyone going to businesses asking for money or in-kind donations should be reported to them. Call 756-0306 to make a report.

This story will be updated.

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