HONOLULU (June 24, 2020) – The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands today announced they have provided 209,252 meals, beverages and snacks to those in need during the first three months of their emergency response efforts for the COVID-19 pandemic [March 16 to June 22, 2020]. In addition, The Salvation Army has distributed 49,165 food boxes, responded to 18,173 requests for emotional & spiritual care, provided 3,821 clients with financial assistance, and logged 88,381 hours of volunteer, officer, and staff service.
“We are grateful to our communities for their support of those in need across the Pacific during this pandemic,” said Major Jeff Martin, Divisional Leader of The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands. “As our island economies begin to reopen, the need for our services is continuing, as well as the need for monetary donations. Anyone interested in helping, can get more details at Hawaii.SalvationArmy.org. For those in need of help, we also list the food outreach events by island in Hawaii, Guam and Saipan on that site.”
In addition, as the local economies open up, The Salvation Army has begun to reopen portions of their regular operations in the islands per local emergency proclamations and orders, while following CDC guidelines. Here is an update on reopening status by island and by location:
The Salvation Army Hilo Temple Corps Thrift Store [a.k.a. The Sally Shop]
The Salvation Army Honokaa Corps Thrift Store
The Salvation Army Kailua-Kona Corps Thrift Store [a.k.a. Ohana Thrift Store]
The Salvation Army Hanapepe Corps Thrift Store
The Salvation Army Lihue Corps Thrift Store
The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii
Stage 1 reopening is scheduled for Thursday, June 25, with select member-only services open including Health & Wellness, Aquatic Center, Gymnasium and church services. Performing Arts classes are scheduled to begin on July 6. Operating hours vary and advance reservations are required for most activities. For details, visit kroccenterhawaii.org or call (808) 682-5505.
The Salvation Army Family Thrift Stores
The Salvation Army’s Family Thrift Stores in Honolulu, Kailua and Waipahu recently reopened and the Wahiawa location is scheduled to reopen Friday, June 26. Hours for all locations are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CDC guidelines are being followed for safety. Donations of clothing and household goods are being accepted at the thrift stores and various donation locations around Oahu. For the safety of The Salvation Army Family Thrift Store customers, donated items are held for 72 hours before being placed on the sales floor. For more information, visit satruck.org.
The reopening of stores is an important step toward financial security for the no-fee, residential Adult Rehabilitation Center in Honolulu that is funded by the sale of donated items in The Salvation Army’s Family Thrift Stores. The drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers have been without necessary funding for several months.
The Salvation Army Kihei Thrift Store
The Salvation Army Lahaina Lighthouse Corps Thrift Store
The Salvation Army Guam Corps Thrift Store
The Salvation Army has been providing dozens of opportunities for food each week via 14 locations in Hawaii along with locations in Guam and Saipan. In addition, resilience hubs have been established at The Salvation Army Kahului Corps on Maui and at The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii on Oahu to receive donations of PPE and hygiene supplies, as well as bulk food.
Monetary donations to support the efforts can be made at hawaii.salvationarmy.org or call 808-440-1800.
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, visit hawaii.salvationarmy.org, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
About The Salvation Army