We hope that everyone is in good health. A leader in the civic clubs has offered masks for KPHCC members in need, especially kupuna. Please give me a call if in need of a mask and we’ll figure out how to get to you. Please advise by not later than Wednesday, after which we will offer to two other groups in need.
Just today, I was mentioning to a friend that I was on my last drop of hand sanitizer. Lo and behold, this evening KPHCC Santa Caucus showed up with 200 bottles. Ke akua is looking out for us. Let me know if any of you needs some hand sanitizer by this Wednesday. After that, will be sharing with two other organizations.
How to Control the Coronavirus Epidemic
and Bring Back Hawaiʻi’s Economy
Monday, April 20, 2020 – 5:30-6:30 pm
Join the King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center as Tim Brown and Sumner La Croix discuss measures to control the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Hawaiʻi and the steps needed to bring back our economy. Hawaiʻi has already taken several crucial steps to control the epidemic, including the State’s restriction on overseas travel, 14-day quarantine on all incoming visitors, stay-at-home order, and citizen adherence to social distancing guidelines. However, three more steps are critical to controlling the epidemic. Register for our live webinar to learn about these additional needs and how Hawaiʻi’s streets and economy can be gradually opened and restored. The webinar will conclude with a live Q&A.
Sumner La Croix is Professor Emeritus of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Economics Department and a Research Fellow at the University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization (UHERO). Tim Brown is a Senior Fellow at the East-West Center.
Happy Easter! We hope that everyone is well. In this time of crisis, I wanted to reach out to see if everyone of you are doing well. Please let me know how you are doing, e-mall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A couple members have made monetary donations to help members of our club who may be in need. If you are in need of some funds to purchase groceries, please contact Leimomi, our Treasurer, at 372-0630; or if you would like to donate to this fund, send check to Kalihi Palama HCC, c/o Leimomi Khan, Treasurer, 1288 Kapiolani Blvd, Apt 1905, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814.
Don’t forget also to avail yourselves of the assistance offered by the Federal Government and the State for those unemployed or who own small businesses. Too, if you filed your tax return in 2018, you should be receiving $1200 single; or $2400 married, plus $500 for each child soon.
We hope that everyone is well and appreciate the kindness that members have shown each other during this time of crisis. Be well. Washy, washy, always and stay connected by phone, zoom, facebook, email, etc.
Happy Easter to you and your family.
With fondest aloha,
Ho’ikaika Like Me Ke Aloha
Note: Transmitted on behalf of Juanita who is on Molokai with family with limited computer ability. She can be reached at (808) 679-5834.
On behalf of the Pacific Basin Development Council, I want to say mahalo nui loa for participating in yesterday’s webinar focused on the federal programs available for small businesses and non-profit organizations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The purpose of the webinar was to highlight the value of these important programs, but also to direct you to resources for those who are best able to provide you with one-on-one counseling to address your specific circumstances or questions. To stay engaged with up-to-date information and sometimes daily changes to these programs, signing up for the right e-newsletters can be very beneficial.
We are currently reviewing questions that weren’t answered and will be in touch with those individuals. Below, please find a recording of yesterday’s webinar, the handout on resources we talked about, a PPP power point that DBEDT shared for another webinar earlier this week, and a volunteer survey to help gage the economic impact on the self-employed, freelance and gig-economy workers.