HONOLULU – Nareit Hawaii presented The Salvation Army with a grant of $25,000 to support its “Love Beyond Thanksgiving” initiative to help feed families, children and the elderly on Oahu in need of assistance in 2023.
The Salvation Army reports that demand for food by the public in response to hunger has increased 50% since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nareit Hawaii’s grant will support The Salvation Army’s efforts to provide various food programs in communities to meet this urgent need.
“All of us at The Salvation Army are so grateful to Nareit Hawaii for their generous donation to help support our food programs and celebrate the resumption of our Thanksgiving Meal at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall,” said Major Phil Lum, Divisional Commander, The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands. “We are looking forward to gathering our community together again as we observe the 50th anniversary of the free meal. Our hearts are filled with gratitude and appreciation for Nareit Hawaii and all of our corporate sponsors who are making this possible.”
Nareit Hawaii Executive Director Gladys Quinto Marrone said, “Addressing hunger is a daunting challenge and it’s gratifying to know The Salvation Army is constantly working to keep our fellow residents fed. We are grateful for their compassion and commitment to help the less fortunate.”
About The Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division
The Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division covers the state of Hawaii and the Pacific Islands including Guam, Republic of the Marshall Islands and The Federated States of Micronesia. The Division offers a wide variety of programs throughout the islands including adult day health services; affordable senior housing; at-risk youth services and housing; camp & conference center; family stores; food distribution and feeding programs; homeless services; The Kroc Center – Hawaii’s largest community center; preschools & day care services; social services – emergency assistance; substance abuse treatment; and work therapy & rehabilitation services. For more information, call 808-988-2136, visit hawaii.salvationarmy.org, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.