Hometown Heroes: Frontline workers in West Hawaii thanked on Valentine’s Day

  • Cards were created by Full Life Hawaii participants, Kona staff members and a few Special Olympics Hawaii athletes for frontline workers.

  • Kona Community Hospital staff pose for a photo after receiving their Valentine’s Day card and candy on Feb. 14 in Kealakekua. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Full Life Hawaii participant JJ DeHerrera shows off one of the cards distributed to frontline workers in West Hawaii on Valentine’s Day. (Courtesy photos/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Full Life Hawaii participant Roy Corpuz shows off cards distributed to frontline workers in West Hawaii on Valentine’s Day.

  • Special Olympics Hawaii Athlete Sierra Whiteside displays cards to be distributed to frontline workers in West Hawaii on Valentine’s Day.

  • Denise Lindsey, Full Life Aktion Club Mentor, safely hands a Valentine’s Day card and candy to a Hawaii Army National Guard soldier.

Full Life Hawaii participants, Kona staff members and a few Special Olympics Hawaii athletes recently “spear-hearted” a Valentine’s Day card and candy distribution to frontline workers in West Hawaii.

Receiving goodies were health care workers at North Hawaii Community Hospital and Kona Community Hospital, law enforcement officers with the Hawaii Police Department, first responder with the Hawaii Fire Department and soldiers of the Hawaii Army National Guard.

The Feb. 14 distribution project was the first project undertaken under a partnership between Full Life and the Kiwanis Aktion Club, a service leadership program for individuals with developmental disabilities. Full Life provides direct services to adults and children with developmental disabilities so they can live a full life in the community.

Surprising the workers was about doing something “kind our front line workers who are protecting and saving our lives,” said Denise Lindsey, Full Life Aktion Club Mentor. To all the essential workers, “we are thankful for your commitment to caring for our community.”

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