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flood sur­vivors be­cause she hoped peo­ple would do the same for her. Stephen con­trib­uted toi­let pa­per, pa­per tow­els, di­a­pers, wipes, cloth­ing and canned food items.

“I’m do­ing this to try to help out as much as I pos­si­bly can with what I have,” she said. “It’s good as a com­mu­nity to help each other out.”

In a Face­book post, OM­line Ashram - Kauai Health and Spir­i­tual Train­ing Cen­ter, said they will be open­ing their home to those af­fected by the flood and serv­ing food daily be­tween 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vol­un­teers are wel­come.

Face­book Founder Mark Zucker­berg and his wife Priscilla Chan, do­nated $25,000 to the Amer­i­can Red Cross for the Kauai re­cov­ery ef­forts and also made a do­na­tion to Malama Kauai. Zucker­berg’s staff is also reach­ing out to help where needed.

Through­out the week­end, the Red Cross was busy run­ning emer­gency shel­ters through­out Kauai and on Mon­day be­gan res­cu­ing peo­ple from Wainiha to the Princeville Air­port.

The Sal­va­tion Army is also help­ing sur­vivors and will be pro­vid­ing meals on Kauai, along with cleanup items and emo­tional and spir­i­tual re­lief as needed.

Kelvin Moniz, ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Kauai Food Bank said by Mon­day af­ter­noon they had trucked 3,000 pounds of nec­es­sary items for those im­pacted by the flood, to the North Shore.

“It’s (do­na­tions), go­ing pretty good,” he said. “Not so much food do­na­tions, but wa­ter and mon­e­tary do­na­tions have been com­ing in.”

So far, he said, they’ve re­ceived about $650 in mon­e­tary do­na­tions.

Moniz said they need De­pends for se­nior cit­i­zens who have been im­pacted from the storm. He said they shipped up numer­ous tow­els and sheets for the sur­vivors.

As far as food items go, he said they have enough starches such as rice and pasta, but are run­ning low on other ne­ces­si­ties.

“We al­ways need pro­teins, canned fruits and things like that,” he said. “Some­thing in pop-top cans, that’s ready to eat.”

Hawaii Food­bank -Kauai Branch Direc­tor Wes Per­reira said they de­liv­ered 16,010 pounds of fresh pro­duce, eggs, wa­ter, bread prod­ucts, snacks and other items to the North Shore on Sun­day and Mon­day.

“We are con­tin­u­ing our ef­forts of gath­er­ing more do­na­tions in the com­ing days pend­ing the as­sessed need,” he said.

Through­out Sun­day and Mon­day af­ter­noon, un­til the Hanalei Road was opened, Hanalei res­i­dent Ash­ley Guer­rero was co­or­di­nat­ing res­cue ef­forts.

“I was help­ing to or­ga­nize the boats and try­ing to get sup­plies down to the boats,” she said.

Food and sup­ply do­na­tions were be­ing dropped off at spec­i­fied lo­ca­tions, but they weren’t mak­ing it to the boats, so vol­un­teers ended up walk­ing items to fill the boats.

Gur­erro said she was also the con­tact point for those who needed to be res­cued.

“Peo­ple called me and told me where they were,” she said.

On the other side of the road, her hus­band David Gur­erro was not only work­ing to save the school she runs, but he was also vol­un­teer­ing to res­cue those stuck in their homes and co­or­di­nated hot food to be de­liv­ered to the emer­gency shel­ter at Hanalei School. Kauai In­de­pen­dent Food Bank, 3285 Waapa Road, Li­hue, un­til 4 p.m. Hawaii Food Bank 4241 Hana­hao Place Li­hue Ha Cof­fee Bar, 4180 Rice Street Li­hue Bubba’s Burg­ers, Ka­paa Town Ana­hola Farm­ers Mar­ket, 4541 Hokualele Road Be­side Moloa’a Fruit Stand, Moloa’a Malama Kauai Coom­mu­nity Farm, Kal­i­hi­wai Ridge Mat­tress Firm Kauai, 4303 Naw­ili­wili Road The Anaina Hou cam­pus, Ki­lauea

“He took gal­lons of wa­ter to the el­e­men­tary school be­cause they didn’t have any run­ning wa­ter,” she said. “He brought board games from the school and hot food to the vic­tims from Hanalei Bay Pizze­ria.”

When Hanalei Bridge opened up Mon­day af­ter­noon, Guer­rero was re­lieved.

“Now we can phys­i­cally help the peo­ple get their lives to­gether,” she said. ••• Bethany Freuden­thal, Courts, Crime and County re­porter, 652-7891 or bfreuden­thal@the­gar­denis­land.com

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