2nd annual Habitat for Humanity fundraising gala aiming to raise $50K for housing help
By Tom Hasslinger West Hawaii Today email@example.com | Friday, November 8, 2019, 12:05 a.m.
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Habitat For Humanity Hawaii Island Executive Director Patrick Hurney and Advisor to the Board Bo Kauhi smile and shaka at last year’s event. Courtesy photo
The inaugural gala on the oceanfront luau grounds at the Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel raised $35,000. Organizers are hoping to raise $50,000 this year.
Leiola Augustine, left, chair of Habitat’s Development Committee helping organizing the event, poses at last year's gala with Shani and Bren Ambruster
Habitat for Humanity Hawaii Island’s second fundraising gala takes place Nov. 16, a year after its successful inaugural campaign. It’ll feature the always-popular photo booth for guests. Pictured are Mattson Davis, Thalia Davis, Ed Rapoza, Ronnie Rapoza, Troy Fujitani Nicole Fujitani, Malia Bolton, James Augustine and Leiola Augustine. (Courtesy image)
KAILUA-KONA – Last year, the Habitat for Humanitys inaugural gala raised $35,000 a timely sum as Kilauea had recently erupted and decimated island homes.