Haiyan Dona­tion Center Opens In Waipahu

MidWeek Islander (West Oahu) - - West Oahu Islander -

Cal­i­for­nia-based bev­er­age im­porter G.K. Sk­aggs has been moved to or­ga­nize and open dona­tion cen­ters in Hawaii for Typhoon Haiyan vic­tims.

Part­ner­ing with San Miguel Brew­ery, Young’s Mar­ket Co. of Hawaii and the Filipino Con­sul Gen­eral of Hawaii, dona­tion cen­ters have been up and run­ning since Dec. 2, in­clud­ing Young’s Mar­ket Co. at 94-501 Kau St. in Waipahu. Items may be dropped off there from 10 a.m to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. week­days at least through Dec. 14.

“The peo­ple of Hawaii have been tremen­dous in want­ing to help the peo­ple in the Philip­pines,” said Gre­gory Sk­aggs, G.K. Sk­aggs pres­i­dent. “Through their gen­eros­ity, we can help de­liver the emer­gency aid needed by so many peo­ple in the Philip­pines right now.”

The part­ners ask that items be in a sealed box, and la­beled with its con­tents. Once col­lected, they will be shipped to San Miguel Brew­ery in the Philip­pines. The brew­ery’s foun­da­tion in turn will repack and dis­trib­ute the sup­plies to top-pri­or­ity ar­eas, such as Cen­tral Visayas, Sa­mar and Leyte. Email Ky­ron Nuck­ols at knuck­ols@gk­sk­aggs.com.

Fran Kramer

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