Ho‘omana Thrift Store collaborates for aid for houseless community

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    “Moloka‘i” Kalima gets a plate lunch from Rowena Contrades-Pangan Saturday during Na Wai Eha at the Ho‘omana Thrift Shop in Wailua.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Mel Rapozo checks out the pre-packaged disposable diaper packages Saturday afternoon at Na Wai Eha help event at the Ho‘omana Thrift Store in Wailua.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Claire and Robert Beck show off their vaccine shirts received after getting their first COVID-19 doses Saturday afternoon at the mobile vaccine van at Na Wai Eha at the Ho‘omana Thrift Store in Wailua.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kaua‘i Government Employees Federal Credit Union representatives process applications for the county’s Rent and Utilities Assistance program Saturday afternoon during Na Wai Eha at the Ho‘omana Thrift Store in Wailua.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Crystal Caday-Bargayo of Women In Need helps an applicant apply for housing assistance Saturday afternoon during Na Wai Eha at the Ho‘omana Thrift Store in Wailua.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Rowena Contrades-Pangan, left, watches the activities taking place at the different stations Saturday afternoon during Na Wai Eha at the Ho‘omana Thrift Store in Wailua.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    From left, Neychelle Wada-Ballesteros, Amara Coon and Anuhea Coon break the solemness of Na Wai Eha by playing with bubbles they found Saturday afternoon at the Ho‘omana Thrift Store in Wailua.

WAILUA — “Come, Hawaiian,” said Rowena Contrades-Pangan. “You were the first one to come through the shower. Now, we’re going to get you some food, a bag of groceries and a meal.”

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