RSVP makes a difference

LIHUE — Grace Delos Reyes of the Kauai Retired Senior Volunteer Program said the National Day of Service and Remembrance collection totaled more than $600.

The collection was done as part of the Sept. 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, spearheaded by Kauai RSVP volunteers and geared to benefit the Kauai Economic Opportunity homeless emergency shelter.

Starting in early August, RSVP volunteers got help from Kauai citizens, including Alexis Cacabelos, Jayda Wakilina and Kaytlen Akau — reigning beauty queens — who turned out as service projects for their respective titles.

Delos Reyes said this was not the first time RSVP had hosted drives to benefit Kauai’s needy people coinciding with the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

“We took the monetary donations and went out to get the actual items, ncluding body soap, deodorant, laundry detergent, razors, rubber slippers, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and towels,” Delos Reyes said. “This year, the effort was hampered because we didn’t have a director. But, we appreciate the help from everyone who came through with donations.”

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