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Kokua Masks for Pacific Islander Community

From: Kendrick Farm <>
To: Benton Kealii Pang <>
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2020, 08:49:22 AM HST
Subject: Fwd: Request for assistance (Ken, Mask)


Aloha Members

I am here writing this letting seeking you support helping out our pacific islander brothers and sisters in need.  I have been in contact with Josie Howard of We are Oceania and there is a request of vital importance a request is being made of 230 mask that are washable than can be used multiple times.

Right now, the lower Kalihi area has the potential to be a large cluster of community transmission.  I wish this is a preemptive action however we are moving toward mitigation. COVID 19 is not something that we can run away from or think that what happens in one area does not have the potential to affect other areas of our community here on Oahu.

I am seeking the support of the Oahu Council of the Hawaii Civic Club, Kalihi-Palama Hawaiian Civic Club, and all other clubs that wish to offer support to our Pacific Island brothers and sisters. I await your response.


Ken Farm
Kalihi-Palama Hawaiian Civic Club.

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Kuhana Business Program

Is your business COVID-19 proof?

Kuhana Business Program

Is your business COVID-19 proof?

As a resilient people we lean on the ‘ike of our kūpuna as we navigate our way forward.

The COVID-19 pandemic will have a lasting impact on the way we look at and engage in business. Are you ready to weather the storm?

The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) is launching a new business class for existing businesses that focuses on economic recovery, stability and resilience. Among other topics, the cohort will hone in on identifying and diversifying revenue streams, brand development and effective marketing strategies in a post-coronavirus economy. This is a 6-week workshop series starting late July 2020.

All Hawaiʻi-based small businesses are welcome to apply, preference will be given to CNHA members and Native Hawaiian-owned businesses. Graduates of the program may be eligible for a business loan with CNHA.

The registration fee for this class is $100, with a 50% discount if the applicant business is a CNHA member.

Learn more and apply online at

Masks & Hand Sanitizer


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.

Me kealoha and mahalo to our club Santa 🙂


Ho’ikaika Like Me Ke Aloha – Members living our motto! Mahalo nui loa!

Live Webinar About Hawaiʻi’s Response to COVID-19

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.

Click here to read Brown and La Croix’s full UHERO brief.

To join the live webinar, please register using the sign-up link below. Space is limited. You can also visit our Facebook page or Youtube channel to view the live stream video on April 20, 2020.


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