Reaching across the isle: Residents in towns far from Kilauea lead fundraising, donation efforts for those displaced

  • Jennifer Green assists students Joshua Stuart (left) and his brother, Cameron, on their final day of school last week. Their project will continue until they reach their $1,000 goal that they plan to donate to HOPE Services Hawaii. (LANDRY FULLER/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY)

WAIMEA — While federal individual assistance programs were approved for Kilauea victims last Thursday, North Hawaii residents began pitching in more than a month ago.