countless news reports about the global devastation of COVID-19, along with
Facebook posts about kupuna and other at-risk individuals unable to retrieve
necessary food, medicine and supplies, Honolulu attorney Greg Kim ’75 rose to
With the assistance
of Jennifer Latham (wife of Punahou President Mike Latham ’86), Ahnya
Chang ’97 and Rachel Lau
’81, Kim launched a nonprofit organization on March 22 called, Help Is On The Way, comprised
of volunteers on O‘ahu and Maui who deliver food and goods to the elderly, healthcare workers, families,
high-risk individuals, those in quarantine and any others who should remain
“We are spreading aloha with this service,” said
Kim, who is married to Punahou Junior School Principal Paris Priore-Kim ’76.
“We’re not just delivery drivers. We’re offering a friendly voice on the line
and a wave from the driveway, along with the things our people need. We know we
are representing the face of Hawai‘i.”
The service works
like this – kupuna and others call the stores or restaurants (partnered food
outlets are offering free food), order and pay for their items, then request
delivery service and a volunteer picks up and delivers the goods while
maintaining proper social distance.
are here to help anyone who should not venture out to stores,” Kim said. “Our
volunteer drivers are screened for safety and trained to adopt safe practices
in making deliveries.”
Since starting the organization earlier this week, more than 150 volunteers have come forward, and the group is now looking to expand to other Islands.
To apply for delivery service or apply to be a volunteer, please visit hihelpisontheway.org, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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