Food pantry uses donations well
My wife, Karen, and I were shocked to see some of the charities we have donated to for 20-30 years were on the list of not helping the intended as much as we thought. We helped start the St. Catherine food pantry nine years ago as a 501(c)(3) charity.
The church provides the building and utilities gratis and we have no paid staff so we have zero overhead. One hundred percent of our donations go toward helping our clients. Our 40 volunteers’ only reward is the joy of helping the less fortunate ohana of our community.
Mark Whitson, Kapaa
No one should be target of violence
I recently moved to Kauai from Illinois. I was resting on Rice Street at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, from a bike ride. Some unknown guys pushed me down a staircase and punched me in the head and kicked me in the back. They said I was in the wrong place and should leave. I called the police and reported the incident. When I woke up the next morning I could not get out of bed without assistance. My friend drove me to the urgent care clinic where I received a shot for pain and swelling. My kidney is bruised. I still cannot walk straight.
My friend tells me this kind of thing happens often … especially in that neighborhood (by Star 97 radio). I believe there should be a task force assigned with stopping this type of violence.
This is a free country and no one should live in fear of walking down the “wrong street.” It shouldn’t matter if you are local or an “outsider”… assault is a crime! Hurting a human being on purpose is wrong! I did not deserve to be a victim of this assault. I did nothing wrong. I believe that the powers that be in law enforcement and the island of Kauai should try and put a stop to this type of violence!
Keith Lorscheider, Kauai