Articles in Hawaii / Pacific Islands
Jason P. Lester is an not just an elite athlete, he’s an ultra-endurance athlete. To give you a sense of what that means, he just ran 2,600 miles across the Great Wall of China in 83 days! He’s using his incredible training and stamina for good by running non-stop run for 72-plus hours to raise toys and funds to support Christmas for kids in need in Hawaii.
Like all giving to The Salvation Army, it’s all about local. That’s one of many things people like best about us.
When you put money in the kettle or respond to a fundraising email or letter, your gift stays in your community to care for people who struggling to make ends meet.
According to the Weather Channel, hot, molten lava from the Kilauea volcano is slowing creeping toward 900 homes in the city of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. Thankfully, Salvation Army personnel are already prepared to respond with food and water for displaced residents, emergency management workers and volunteers through the use of our mobile kitchen – called a “canteen.”
As Hurricane Iselle prepares to make landfall on the big island of Hawaii with Hurricane Julio close behind, The Salvation Army is making preparations to serve impacted communities on Hawaii, Maui, Molokai, Oahu and Kauai.
It’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to wear on Friday, June 6 for National Donut Day. I’d recommend something with an elastic waistband. Just a thought.
The Salvation Army owns and operates the historic Wai’Oli Tea Room in the gorgeous Manoa Valley area of Honolulu. Dedicated in 1922, the tea room was built as part of The Salvation Army’s Girls’ Home program to teach young women marketable job skills. The Wai’oli Tea Room was added to the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service in 1988.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is beautiful but poverty is a very real and chronic problem for its people. The Salvation Army has been in RMI for almost 30 years helping build communities and caring for the physical and spiritual needs of the islanders.
The Salvation Army has a year-long discipleship program in Honolulu called Revolution Hawaii, or RevHI. Participants must be totally committed to the Army’s mission of winning souls, equipping saints, and serving suffering humanity. John Sacson is a recent participant in RevHI and gave an account of his experience to Jason Leighton in this short video.