Political Radar

Kokua for Puna

August 12th, 2014

Two local companies have come to the aid of the residents suffering in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Iselle, the city announced Tuesday.

Hawaiian Isles Water Company provided five pallets of bottled water, 360 total cases, that was being flown over to Hawaii Island by Hawaiian Airlines and distributed to storm victims in Puna and surrounding areas.

In a conference call with all four county mayors, Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi told the others one of their most urgent needs was for drinking water in Puna, where running water is not available, according to a City and County of Honolulu news release.

Said Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell:

“I want to thank Hawaiian Isles Water and Hawaiian Airlines for making this donation on behalf of the people of Oahu. I also want to thank Aloha Air Cargo for their willingness to assist today. Honolulu stands with Puna as they recover from Iselle.”

3 Responses to “Kokua for Puna”

  1. hossana:

    and just how Mayor Kirk Caldwell is helping the people of Puna except his political statement but has he contributed anything of substance to aid the people of Puna????? all freaking talk...why don't he set up a donation fund at all the banks and people willing to donate monies or supplies can drop it off at any, I repeat, any bank branch, so that it can be distributed to the Puna residents......where is the damm leadership in a rudderless statement!!!!!!

  2. innocent observer:

    where is Abercrombie? must be still crying after his thrashing this past Saturday. he should at least send a message to the people or go and talk to them in person. what a dud.

  3. cpkamuela:

    Way to step up, Hawaiian Isles Water Company! Now, where are the other companies that the people of Puna and Pahoa have supported such as Walmart, Kmart, Target, Foodland, KTA...even McDonald's and other fast food companies? When times are good, the people utilize the services of these companies...have we lost the sense of kokua?

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