Islanders create lei of aloha for Florida victims

  • Photo courtesy Serge Marcil

    Cyrila Pycha, Sabra Kauka and Philip Steinbacher, from left, proudly display a portion of the lei of aloha that will be sent to show support for those affected by the mass shooting in Florida.

  • Photo courtesy Serge Marcil

    Volunteers weaved together an 1/8-mile-long ti leaf lei to be sent to Florida.

LIHUE — When tragedy occurs, sometimes the only comfort is in a hug.