Hot Shots – 3/23/22

Blood Bank Matches Grand Donations

With help from the community, Blood Bank of Hawai‘i was able to provide 9,156 meals to Hawai‘i Foodbank and 437 meals to Hawai‘i Food Basket. This was made possible through its “Give Blood. End Hunger.” campaign, during which each blood donation resulted in a matching donation of one meal to local food banks. Pictured is Blood Bank of Hawai‘i’s chief operating officer Todd Lewis and Hawai‘i Foodbank’s chief executive officer Amy Marvin. PHOTO COURTESY BLOOD BANK OF HAWAI‘I

Fundraiser Efforts ‘Light The World With Love’

Thanks to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Light the World with Love Giving Machines project, $140,000 was raised, which will go to several global and local charities, including Family Promise of Hawai‘i (pictured), Helping Hands Hawai‘i, Aloha Medical Mission and Salvation Army of Hawai‘i. The funds were distributed at a ceremony at the executive chambers of Lt. Gov. Josh Green, honorary chair, at the Hawai‘i State Capitol. Pictured are (from left) Sister Joni Walker; Hawai‘i mission president Robert Walker; Pearlridge Center general manager David Cianelli; area seventy elder Voi Taeoalii; Hawai‘i mission communication director Wailana Kamau‘u; Jaime and Lt. Gov. Josh Green; Family Promise of Hawai‘i board member Justin Puckett; Family Promise of Hawai‘i board president Michelle Bartell; Hawai‘i mission assistant communication director Muff Hannemann; and state Sens. Bennette Misalucha and Kurt Fevella. PHOTO COURTESY MUFI HANNEMANN