LIHU‘E — Hurricane season is around the corner, and the state is wrapping up the month of April as Tsunami Awareness Month. These events, in addition to other disasters, have the potential of creating damage impacting Kaua‘i individuals and families.
“This is a very generous donation that will go directly towards helping out potential clients of the Red Cross during disasters,” said Padraic Gallagher, the American Red Cross of Hawai‘i Director of Disaster Services for Kaua‘i county. “The Rob’s Give Back program is a great way for the community to help out by enjoying a meal at Rob’s.”
Rob Silverman of Rob’s Good Times Grill in the Rice Shopping Center awarded Gallagher a gift of $1,500, Wednesday representing the Rob’s Give Back program that celebrated the month of March as Red Cross month.
Gallagher said every year since 1943, and every United States President since Franklin Delano Roosevelt has proclaimed March as Red Cross month across the county to recognize and honor the work that Red Cross volunteers and donors to in the service to those in suffering in the face of emergencies. The Red Cross on Kaua‘i responds to disasters around the island, including house fires, floods, hurricanes, and also helps with disaster preparedness and home fire safety such as smoke alarm installations.
Under terms of the Rob’s Give Back program, Rob’s donates a portion of the sale of food items to selected nonprofit organizations around the island.