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Local non-profit provides comfort to families affected by Kilauea eruption

Updated: Jul. 18, 2018 at 10:52 AM HST
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By: Tianna Morimoto
HNN Intern

HAWAII ISLAND (Hawaii News Now) — Child & Family Service, a non-profit organization in Hawaii, is hoping to provide emotional comfort to those affected by the ongoing Kilauea eruption.

The organization is doing this through what's called the Ohana Kit.

This backpack volcano resource and relief kit contains stress-reducing items such as coloring books, journals and stuffed animals. It also includes a resource guide with techniques on how to improve physical and mental health and managing stress during a crisis.

Karen Tan, president and CEO of Child & Family Service, said, "We wanted to create something for those families to bring hope to them." She also added that "knowing what you can handle, and when to ask for help, are important to recovery."

The Ohana Kits will be distributed to families in East Hawaii Island this month.

If you would like to donate to Child & Family Service, click here.

A Child & Family Service relief hotline is available at (808) 961-5166.

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