About Town: 04-10-19

Shooting range closes next week

The Department of Land and Natural Resources will work on safety improvements at the Mile Marker 16 Shooting Range from Monday through April 18. The shooting range will be closed during these days.

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The range will reopen on Friday, April 19. Please plan accordingly.

The community’s patience is appreciated during this phase of work and range users are asked to share this information with the larger hunting and shooting community on the Big Island.

For general shooting range information, please call the Hunter Education Program at 1 (866) 563-4868.

Puna Women Build a success

Women Build is an annual Habitat International program that encourages women to make a difference by working on a build in their community and to fundraise for Habitat’s build programs.

This year, Habitat for Humanity Hawaii Island held their Women Build in Puna last month and assisted families affected by the eruption last year. Volunteers from WalMart in Hilo, HPM Building Supply and the Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenter’s came together and helped on projects that included cleaning up debris, building stairs, building a ramp, painting, and stabilizing an existing structure.

“Habitat is there to help families get their homes back to livable standards so they can move back. The great turnout at the Women Build helped us move forward in our efforts to do just that,” stated Adrienne Eisele, Family Services/volunteer coordinator for East Hawaii.

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There will be more opportunities to volunteer in Puna.

Info: www.habitathawaiiisland.org to register or contact Adrienne Eisele at 935-6677 or at adrienne.eisele@habitahawaiiisland.org

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