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The volcano’s effects extend far beyond the coasts of Hawai‘i Island. Listen to pro-athletes from Hawai‘i, like Philadelphia Eagles Linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill, who decided to support their communities no matter where their training and games took them. We also hear from two friends from Hawai‘i--one who moved to New York, and one who still lives here—about how the volcano’s destruction has touched their families and friends’ lives.
The music in this episode is by Jason Shaw
This week we speak with Dr. Kimo Alameda, of the Hawaii County Office of Aging and our Hawaii Island staff about how cross-sector collaboration and partnerships are bringing solutions to people affected by the erupting volcano.
Darcie speaks with the mother of two Hanalei Elementary students who just returned to school. We also hear from Kauai County Councilmember Mason Chock, and community organizer Mehana Vaughn, about early recovery efforts.
Darcie talks with Dr. Kawika B. Winter - Director of Limahuli Garden & Preserve about how they are contributing to the recovery effort after many communities have been damaged by the storms of April 14 and 15.
Darcie Yukimura gives an update on the Kaua‘i Relief and Recovery effort on the North Shore and introduces a clip from her conversation with Cathy Butler, lead volunteer at the Kaua‘i North Shore Food Pantry.
Darcie Yukimura, HCF Director of Community Philanthropy on Kauai talks about the communities beginning to recover from the impact of severe weather. Future episodes will include updates from Darcie and interviews with nonprofit organizations receiving grants from the Kauai Relief and Recovery Fund. To give to this fund visit HawaiiCommunityFoundation.org/kauairelief