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Taking Thanksgiving to the streets

  • 20151126-8557 CTY THANKSGIVING DELIVERY PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA St. Elizabeths is delivering 200 meals to homeless on the streets from the airport freeway to Kakaako, unusual in that most churches or agencies hold a free meal at their site and the homeless have to go to their location. But the Rev. Gierlach says the homeless from the airport freeway to Kakaako are afraid to leave their belongings unattended so they may miss out on a Thanksgiving meal. This is Mosese “Mo” Langi and his wife Melanie “Mel” and their children Uno (11), Lele (12), Mosese, Jr. (17) and their nephew David Brown (24) who are helping to deliver thanksgiving food to the homeless around the Iwilei area streets near the Institute Human Services. This is Allen Wessel (left) and Terell Makihei eating their Thanksgiving meal that the Langi family delivered. They said they were thankful for the food (and it tasted good) and they were not going anywhere else for Thanksgiving. PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA. NOV. 26, 2015.
  • Photos by DENNIS ODA /

    With the help of St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Mosese Langi and his family cooked and delivered some 200 meals to homeless people living in the Kakaako, Aala Park and Iwilei areas on Thanksgiving. Langi’s son Uno handed a turkey plate to Junior (the only name he gave), who had set up a tent at the edge of Kakaako Waterfront Park. Below, Allen Wessel, left, and Terell Makihei dug into their Thanksgiving meals.

  • Dennis Oda /

    Ben Dole, right, thanked Mosese Langi for giving Thanksgiving meals to people living on the streets.

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