District Council 50-Hawaii
In observance of Nelson Mandela Day on July 19, 2015, members of District Council 50 volunteered their time and skills to perform some badly needed paint and repairs at the Paiolu Kaiaulu Waianae Civic Center Emergency Transitional Housing for the Homeless, a facility which houses over 100 adults and children. Painters Local Union 1791 (Honolulu) apprentices Lawrence Rhoads and Thurston Antonio did an excellent job coordinating and directing the project to completion.
Volunteers came from nearly every DC 50 trade – floor covering installers, drywall finishers, painters and glaziers lent a hand to complete restoration of the shelter. It was a fun and exciting opportunity for DC 50 members to give back to the community. Everyone that volunteered felt a sense of gratitude, compassion and respect for what the homeless shelter provides for those in need, and walked away eager to volunteer their time for future projects in the community.
A very special Mahalo to all the volunteers who showed up and participated in the Nelson Mandela Day event. District Council 50 will always do its part to help those in need in our communities.