Hometown Heroes: Rain or shine, Trash Free Hawaii volunteers keep roadsides clean

  • Volunteers with Trash Free Hawaii shaka after cleaning trash from a 2-mile stretch of Queen Kaahumanu Highway in Kailua-Kona on Dec. 4. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • A volunteer with Trash Free Hawaii collects litter in the rain Dec. 4 along Queen Kaahumanu Highway in Kailua-Kona. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • On Dec. 4, nine volunteers with Trash Free Hawaii showed up to work in the pouring rain, collecting 36 bags of litter from a 2-mile stretch of Queen Kaahumanu Highway in Kailua-Kona. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Editor’s note: Each Wednesday, West Hawaii Today is publishing a story about individuals, groups or organizations that have helped make life better for others in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.