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QUESTION: Can you help us? We are looking for cleanup help after fire destroyed our clubhouse at Poamoho Camp on Thursday.

ANSWER: Anyone out there able to lend not only a hand, but heavy equipment?

The plea for help comes from Uilani Hornos, co-owner of martial arts dojo Kajukenbo Hornos.

The wooden clubhouse building, which dates to the early 1900s, was a gathering place for what’s left of an old pineapple plantation village, just past Schofield Barracks in Wahiawa.

Only about 300 people now live there.

The clubhouse was used for Bible studies, community meetings and free martial arts classes, Hornos said.

"We can offer (the community) some help, but a lot of it has to be heavy, big labor work, so we really are looking for (additional) help," she said.

Hornos said she; her father, Maurice, who is grandmaster of the dojo; and a cousin, son and daughter have been volunteering their time to give classes to about 15 to 18 youngsters at the camp.

A class was scheduled Thursday night when the fire broke, reportedly from a short-circuit in a light fixture. Damage was estimated at $250,000.

"Just so happened, the training was canceled that night," Hornos said. "Thank God for that."

Training for the first time since the fire was to be held last night, out in a large grassy area, she said. "We just want to let the kids know that we’re still here, we’re not giving up on them."

Hornos said she and her father are setting up a nonprofit organization so it can accept donations for the community. But for now the main concern is cleaning up the debris.

If anyone can help with a large truck or bulldozer, please call Maurice Hornos at 621-6353.

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You can drop off glossy magazines, catalogs, brochures, mailers and phone books at its office, 274 Puuhale Road, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month.

You can also drop off the recyclables at any Lex Brodie’s shop during regular business hours and at the Haleiwa Farmers’ Market the first Sunday of each month.

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