About Town: 12-01-17

Support needed for holiday season

With the holidays quickly approaching, The Salvation Army is asking for donations and volunteer support from Hawaii Island businesses and the public to help those in need this holiday season.


“We humbly seek monetary and in-kind donations of goods and volunteer services from Hawaii businesses and the public this Christmas season,” said Maj. John Chamness, divisional leader for The Salvation Army Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Division. “Of particular need, we need volunteer bell ringers to help us keep our kettles out in our Big Island communities as much as possible. Red Kettle donations stay in the communities where they were donated.”

Last year, more than 24,000 gifts for keiki and seniors were donated through the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program in Hawaii.

The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, supported by Central Pacific Bank, provides new clothing or toys for keiki and seniors in need through the support of donors.

Christmas trees are decorated with paper angel tag ornaments with the first name, age and gender of a keiki or senior in need of presents. Donors can select one or more tags from the Angel Tree and purchase appropriate gifts for keiki or senior described on the tags.

Details at hawaii.salvationarmy.org/hawaii/holidays.

Tele town hall Tuesday

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard will host a live tax-focused telephone town hall 4 p.m. Tuesday.


The conference call-style event will allow Hawaii residents to ask questions and hear updates from the congresswoman, along with nonpartisan national and local experts, on federal tax reform, resources for Hawaii residents ahead of tax season, ways Hawaii families can protect themselves against scams, and more.

To participate, call (888) 476-4187 at 4 p.m. Tuesday to join the live conference call.

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