The Salvation Army to provide financial assistance to families affected by Diamond Head incident

January 24, 2020
David Sayre | david@sayrepr.com | (808) 221-5025

HONOLULU (Jan. 24, 2020) – Following the tragic shootings of two HPD officers and the devastating fires that ensued last Sunday in the Diamond Head neighborhood of Honolulu, The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division today announced they will be providing financial assistance to identified families in need from the 12 homes damaged by the fire as well as to families of the fallen officers.

“We offer our condolences and prayers to those affected by the recent Diamond Head incident,” said Victor Leonardi, Divisional Director of Emergency Services & Safety for The Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division. “In collaboration with various agencies, including FBI, American Red Cross, Victim Witness Kokua Services, and Crime Victim Compensation Commission, among others, The Salvation Army will be providing financial assistance to families affected by the incident as they continue through this process. We encourage the public to support this effort by providing monetary donations at hawaii.salvationarmy.org. It’s important to note that The Salvation Army uses 100% of all donations designated ‘disaster relief’ in support of disaster operations.” 

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About The Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division

The Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division covers the state of Hawaii and the Pacific Islands including Guam, Republic of the Marshall Islands and The Federated States of Micronesia. The Division offers a wide variety of programs throughout the islands including: adult day health services; affordable senior housing; at-risk youth services and housing; camp & conference center; family stores; food distribution and feeding programs; homeless services; The Kroc Center – Hawaii’s largest community center; preschools & day care services; social services – emergency assistance; substance abuse treatment; and work therapy & rehabilitation services. For more information, call 808-988-2136, visit hawaii.salvationarmy.org, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

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The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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