All it took was one selfless woman at the beginning of the pandemic, Rowena Pangan, to spearhead and get the ball rolling for a community meal delivery program that runs every Saturday for the houseless communities island-wide with 12 to 15 committed volunteers.
Florencio “Flo” Espinosa Jr. has been through a lot this October, said his wife, Jlyn.
Worried about Kaua‘i kupuna nutrition and health during this pandemic, three organizations came together to bless 50 kupuna across the island with garden starter kits earlier this month.
Edward Kawamura Sr. wasn’t interested in being labeled a “Hometown Hero.” Kawamura, the owner of Kawamura Farms, felt getting named such an honor comes from a place of ego, which doesn’t exemplify the Aloha Spirit.
How many Kapa‘a High School Warrior supporter shirts does Dr. Monty Downs have? Jen Chahanovich, the president and CEO of Wilcox Medical Center, said Dr. Downs has been providing medical support for the Kapa‘a football team in addition to caring for patients in the Emergency Department at Wilcox Medical Center.
Pelika Andrade’s attitude towards being nominated to be a Hometown Hero personifies what it is to be one.
In April and May, Malama Kaua‘i helped deliver 6,000 bags of local produce to families in need. The money from those purchases went to local farmers.