PE’A partners with Tongan Community to Send Out Relief Items

On January 15, 2022, a volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunami devastated the nation of Tonga. Tongans worldwide rallied together to gather relief aid to support the Tongan people as they recover from the natural disasters.  

In February 2022, PE’A teamed up with the Tongan community and hosted donation drives throughout the island of Oahu.  With generous donations from local organizations and Pacific islander communities, we were able to fill up a 40 ft. Matson container.  A big Mahalo to Matson Navigation for providing the container free of charge! And to Dean Kinoshita of Honolulu Container Sales & Rental for offering their space to store and load our container, and making the process so much easier for us! 

This was a community-led effort aimed at gathering much needed supplies for the Tongan people, but also to bridge connections within our local Pacific islander community. The relief container was packed and shipped out in the last week of April.  We want to thank all our partners, donors, and volunteers that made this all possible! 

 

Partners: 

  • PE’A Inc
  • Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga – Honolulu District
  • VKnack
  • Titans Rugby Club
  • TO’A Hawaii
  • Honolulu Container Sales & Rental 
  • And especially Matson Navigation 

 

A BIG MAHALO to our generous donors:

  • Aloha Diaper Bank
  • American Savings Bank
  • Ewa Beach Church of the Nazarene
  • Hamo Sports Club
  • Hawaii Iolani Athletic Department
  • Henmin and Arlene Y Hiu
  • Kanana Fou Church
  • Lighthouse Church Waipahu
  • Ma’i Movement Hawaii
  • Papa Ola Lokahi 
  • Parish of St. Clement’s Church
  • Soul Signature Tattoo
  • Sunrise Foundation
  • Tatau MC Hawaii
  • The Kingdom Souljahs
  • Tongan Consul of Hawaii
  • Uso Te Ofe

February 12, 2022 Donation Drive at Parish of St. Clement’s

February 12, 2022 Donation Drive at Parish of St. Clement’s

February 19th Donation Drive in Ewa Side hosted by Miss Samoa Hawaii

February 19th Donation Drive in Ewa Side hosted by Miss Samoa Hawaii

February 19th Donation Drive in Ewa Side hosted by Miss Samoa Hawaii

February 19th Donation Drive in Ewa Side hosted by Miss Samoa Hawaii

Container Send-Off

Container Send-Off

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