Letters for Thursday, June 22, 2017

• Thieves steal more than bottles and cans • Tropic Care second to none

Thieves steal more than bottles and cans

Sometime on June 9 or 10 someone trespassed into the Lihue United Church greenhouse and took more than $300 worth of HI-5 bottles and cans our youth group was collecting for a mission project.

They’re raising money for the Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Box ministry to make sure children in need around the world receive Christmas gifts. Their goal is to raise $900 to send 100 Christmas boxes.

The youth are still determined to meet their goal. We’re praying for whoever took the recyclables.

The youth are asking the Kauai community to kokua with HI-5 bottles and cans. Recyclables can be dropped off at the church office Monday to Friday 8 to 4:30 p.m. Mahalo!

Marlena and Danny Bunao, Youth Coordinators

Tropic Care second to none

My wife and I got lucky the first day and took advantage of the medical care we received at Tropic Care Kapaa Middle School. It was very interesting, surprising , and very emotionally driven to say the least. We were both amazed at this group of professionals doing what they do best. The attitudes and the genuine gift of care that is viewed as second to none.

We realized that this group of wonderful people are actually on duty in uniform which reflects the reasons they reside in Army tents for on-site accommodations.

They are certainly a special group that is here to help Kauai’s people. We feel it to be best to show the island’s appreciation. The next visit from Tropic Care, we should check them in to resorts in their work area and provide shuttles for all their transportation needs. What these pros have shown us is they deserve the resort-style accommodations.

We both feel we would rather see our taxes spent on this rather than on consultant fees, or the millions that get wasted on fancy vacations for the big shots of government, or frivolous lawsuits where no one but the attorneys win.

Steve Gini Martin, Kapaa

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