Volunteers at the Nuuanu YMCA collected items Saturday for the YMCA of Honolulu’s Kokua for Houston’s Keiki donation drive. Drive-through drop-off wraps up today from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1441 Pali Highway to fill a 40-foot Pasha Hawaii shipping container that will be distributed to families impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Items sought include new or unused sports gear, toys, games, books, crafts, school supplies and snacks. Monetary donations are also being accepted. See ymcahonolulu.org.
Please send some items to St. Thomas( a U.S. territory) which was totally destroyed by the first entry to the United States when Irma was a CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE. They are the nicest, giving people(similar to you guys.) I lived and worked there for 7 years. They have been U.S. CITIZENS for 100 years this year and it is a multicultural place like Honolulu( it's like a Caribbean Manhattan- all the small islanders come there to work and many Middle Eastern and Europeans, too. Key West hit hard by Cat 4 but much money down there-an unusual amount of trust fund recipients- it will survive. Houses, condos, rent in Key West higher than Honolulu.St.Thomas lost EVERTHING- they have no hospital now- they helicoptered the critical to St. Croix 35 miles away.Not a lot of wealthy people there.