New resource center provides necessities for residents affected by Puna eruptions

New resource center provides necessities for residents affected by Puna eruptions

PAHOA, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Salvation Army opened a distribution center in Pahoa on Tuesday for residents affected by the increasing volcanic activity on the Big Island.

The new distribution center, located near the Pahoa Community pool, will be open from 9 a.m. to noon, and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. this week. Regular hours of operation after this week are still being established.

The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers who can help with a variety of tasks, to help provide basic needs to evacuees.

"We are currently seeking volunteers to help sort items and staff the distribution center," said Major John Bennett, divisional secretary for business for The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands, in a news release.

Those who want to donate goods to the center should instead give donations of food to the food Basket, and donations of clothing to any one of the three Salvation Army stores on the Big Island.

"Those in need will be provided clothing vouchers for redemption at our stores," Bennett said.

For a growing list of some of the ways you can help those affected by the Puna eruptions, click here.

This story may be updated.

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