On Saturday, November 19th, Honolulu Habitat for Humanity (HHH) held a Build Aloha day at Susie. Build Aloha is HHH’s community service program, which provides much needed maintenance and repairs for community center facilities. HHH staff and volunteers, alongside SWCC staff, program participants, and members of the Board worked together to help boost the appearance of our Kalihi community center, as well as make Susie a safer place for all.
The November 19th Build Aloha day was made possible through the generosity of the Na Lei Aloha Foundation. “We are proud to support two of our community partners as Honolulu Habitat for Humanity brings their hands and hearts to refresh the Susannah Wesley Community Center”, said Chieko Steele, Program Officer for Na Lei Aloha.
“Building strong collaborative partnerships makes a huge positive impact on our community,” said Lorrin Hirano, President of SWCC Board of Directors, “and that is one of the central philosophies of Susannah Wesley. We are extremely grateful to Honolulu Habitat for Humanity for reaching out to us and literally building hope on our Kaili Street campus.”
Jim Murphy, HHH Executive Director added, “We love our Build Aloha days because it allows us to find creative collaborations with our partners and our neighbors. The Susannah Wesley Community Center is our Kalihi neighbor and we want do what we can to use our tools and talents to make their space better for the community we all serve.”
From all at SWCC, we want to extend a very warm mahalo nui loa to Honolulu Habitat for Humanity, the Na Lei Aloha Foundation, the United Methodist Women, Hawaii District, and the many volunteers who made this productive work day possible.