Build­ing’s Face Lift Up­lifts Club, Clients

MidWeek Islander (East Oahu) - - EAST OAHU ISLANDER / FEBRUARY 3, 2010 / - By ALANA FOLEN

Sal­va­tion Army’s Fam­ily Treat­ment Ser­vices fa­cil­ity in Kaimuki re­ceived a re­cent face lift from Honolulu Ro­tary Club mem­bers who cleaned and painted the out­side of two build­ings, cleared away branches, trimmed shrub­bery, fixed an ir­ri­ga­tion sys­tem and re­paired win­dows.

“Most of the peo­ple who seek this fa­cil­ity fre­quently deal with drug is­sues and chal­lenges,” said Ro­tar­ian Jim Ru­dosky of Hawaii Kai. “This cen­ter helps res­i­dents to re­ha­bil­i­tate their lives and learn life skills along with cop­ing skills to deal with life’s chal­lenges.

“We cre­ated gar­dens for the women and chil­dren to take part in gar­den­ing ac­tiv­i­ties — it can be ther­a­peu­tic,” he added. “The res­i­dents were glad to see the im­proved land­scape.”

This ser­vice project qual­i­fied the club for a $10,000 Wein­berg Friends grant, which the Ro­tar­i­ans then do­nated to the Girl Scouts’ Camp Pau­malu on theNorth Shore — an­other fa­cil­ity in need of TLC.

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