The newly established Charitable Foundation of Hawaii REALTORS® donated $12,500 to the Hawaii Island Food Basket. A check was presented to Kristin Frost Albrecht, Executive Director, and Marshall Akaumu, West Hawaii Operations Manager of the Food Basket, by Don Watson, Director, Hawaii REALTORS® Charitable Foundation; Andee Bemrose, 2020 President, West Hawaii Association of REALTORS® and Dennis Yates, 2020 President, Hawaii Island REALTORS® today during the monthly Ohana Food Drop at the Kona Community Aquatic Center in Kailua Kona. The funds were part of a $50,000 donation by the state association to benefit the community food banks on each island.
“We are honored to be able to contribute these funds to help families and individuals in need who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19”, Don Watson, Don Watson Realty, and Board member for the HAWAI‘I REALTORS® Charitable Foundation stated. “We encourage all REALTORS® on the island to donate to the Foundation so we can continue to help our Ohana in our local communities.”
The REALTORS® provided the check to the Food Bank and greeted and thanked the members of the National Guard and volunteers from the Lion’s Club and Hawaiian Airlines who help package and distribute produce and food during the monthly community food drive-thru site program.