Aid organizations collect $80,000 to help Big Island
By Dan Nakaso
Aug. 19, 2014
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TIM WRIGHT / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER Leiala Hoopii-Aloy of Hope Services displays some items earmarked for Hawaii island residents struggling in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Iselle.
TIM WRIGHT / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER Hawaii island Food Basket floor manager Joann Abiley on Monday looked over some cases of juice as a pallet of ice was delivered for people still struggling with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Iselle. Since Iselle, the food bank has distributed more than 5,000 pounds of food to more than 3,000 families — twice the normal volume of both food and clients, Abiley said. “We can always use saimin, canned soups — that’s always good.”