Grant money for COVID-19 relief

LIHU‘E — Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg’s Chan Zuckerberg Kaua‘i Community Fund of Hawai‘i Community Foundation has provided a second grant to help Kaua‘i residents suffering financially from the COVID-19 situation.

In response to the ongoing pandemic situation, the grant money will further CCH’s efforts to directly assist those financially impacted by the COVID-19 economic downturn.

An undisclosed amount of money was included in this second grant; in early April HCF donated $1 million to go toward COVID-19 relief on Kaua‘i.

“Many thanks to the Hawai‘i Community Foundation and to Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg for their generous gift that will aid so many during these challenging times,” said Catholic Charities Hawai‘i CEO and President Robert Van Tassell.

Kaua‘i residents seeking assistance can contact Catholic Charities Hawaii’s Lihu‘e office at (808) 241-4673 (HOPE) to see if they qualify. CCH staff will provide information on the application process and required documentation.

  1. Uncleaina May 7, 2020 9:14 am Reply

    Big thanks to the Zuckerbergs and their foundation. Our community is small and these gifts make a massive positive impact.

  2. My Two Cents May 7, 2020 2:06 pm Reply

    Funny how after two unnamed individuals were arrested leaving hanapepe airport.
    when the garden island newspaper has be dropping names of rule breakers from the beginning of this lockdown.
    Now all of a sudden Zuckerbergs are dropping $1000000 for covid-19 relief.
    I’m sorry but too much things are adding up.
    Only people with power and money can get away with this crap.

    1. Jeff S. May 7, 2020 5:31 pm Reply

      So what if it was them…a million dollars goes a long long way. If it wasn’t them…. a million dollars goes a long long way.

  3. My Two Cents May 8, 2020 11:18 am Reply

    My point is if it was them then that’s called a bribe.
    And if it wasn’t then it’s about time they pay for the land they swindled.

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