The Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of East Hawaii (FCJCEH) are proud to announce that the Kiwanis Club of East Hawaii has selected the Friends as the recipient of the Weinberg cash award for the Kiwanis Club’s work at Keonepoko Elementary School in Pahoa.
The Keonepoko School was closed during the lava flow alerts and the children were reassigned to other elementary schools depending on their residence in reference to the possible lava flow cutting off the highway. The school has stood empty since the flow alert caused the closure.
The Kiwanis Club of East Hawaii mounted a work project to spruce up the school in preparation for its reopening for the new school year. Over 20 Kiwanis members painted the columns at the entrance to the school and weeded and cleared the parking area among other tasks.
With the completion of the work project, the Kiwanis Club was able to select what non-profit would be given the $10,000 cash award. The Friends are proud and happy to be the recipient of this award.