Kupuna Needs Project - Updates & Message of Thanks!

So far, in the last three weeks of our operation, we have been able to provide much-needed food and essential supplies to nearly 7,000 people on our island. Kūpuna Needs has responded to nearly 700 phone calls from kūpuna to its hotline and put together and delivered ‘2-week’ food and toiletry packages to each of them. Additionally, Kūpuna Needs has partnered with Meals on Wheels Hawaii as well as Mālama Meals to help deliver hundreds of meals each day to kūpuna and immuno-compromised individuals across the island.

We will continue to do everything within our ability to help those in need on our island during this pandemic. If you are in need and qualify for ‘Kūpuna Needs Project’ support, please call one of our hotlines at (808) 202-0820 or (808) 202-1203 between 12pm - 8pm daily. You may also visit our website at www.kupunaneedsproject.com

 

Life is Sacred - www.sacredislife.com

My entire ohana and I were blessed to be able to travel to Washington, D.C., for this year’s March for Life. For my children, it was a powerful witness of the importance of living our Catholic faith by standing in defense of the most vulnerable in our society, the unborn.

We went as part of a new non-profit organization named “Life is Sacred.” The group was created by Catholics and is comprised of native and indigenous people from America and beyond. My family joined as representatives of native Hawaiians.


It was truly amazing to see the groups from every corner of the United States, and especially tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of young people standing in defense of life. Our group marched through the streets of D.C. dressed in our traditional garb, sounding our native instruments, and chanting the ancient chants of our peoples that tell the story of our ancient and lasting commitment of viewing life as sacred from conception until natural death.

Please visit www.sacredislife.com to learn more about our organization.

Here is a video of my daughter, Mariah, chanting while she marched with the Native Americans.