Our church has an amazing opportunity to partner with a wonderful community in Wai‘anae called Pu‘uhonua O Wai‘anae these next few months (and hopefully longer)!
Puʻuhonua O Waiʻanae is a village of 250 people living unhoused on the leeward side of Oʻahu. A majority of residents are Native Hawaiians. It is an inspiring community first approach to houselessness that:
To learn more about this inspiring community, please visit their website at https://www.alohaliveshere.org/.
The work will include various tasks; essentially whatever will help the community. Some examples they gave were:
They mentioned that their elderly, children, and those with disabilities could benefit from extra support. For example:
If you or anyone you know is interested in partnering with this community, please sign up for a work day, or multiple work days, at the following Google sheet. We are planning to work from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm on each day. The dates are: 5/14, 6/18, 7/9, 8/13, and 9/21 for now. They are all Saturdays except for the last one. Thank you in advance!