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Realtors help Nourish Kaua‘i

LIHU‘E — Keller Williams Kaua‘i celebrated Renew, Energize and Donate Day, or RED Day, by engaging in an island-wide fundraising campaign to benefit Nourish Kaua‘i.

“We just got through work for Wednesday,” said Carolyn Freuler of Nourish Kaua‘i. “I’m still in my work clothes, the kids and dogs are waiting in the car.”

Kristine Dugan represented the agents and staff of KW Kaua‘i and presented Feuler with a check for $5,450. The annual RED Day of service usually takes place during the second week in May. KW Kaua‘i’s participation was among more than 182,000 Keller Williams associates participating in RED Day around the world.

The amount kept growing as KW Kaua‘i associates opened envelopes containing even more checks.

Freuler said the gift comes at a time when Nourish Kaua‘i’s primary donor keeps looking for help beyond grants to keep the program of “nourishing Kaua‘i with locally-sourced ingredients and love” going.

Since COVID-19 attacked the shores of Hawai‘i, Nourish Kaua‘i has provided more than 50,000 hot meals through its various programs, including the Kokua Kupuna program that provided meal kits with locally-sourced and nutritionally- dense ingredients that ended in early May for kupuna from Anahola to Kalaheo, funded through donations from the Frank and Belinda Vandersloot Foundation.

Nourish Kaua‘i also participated in the Child &Family Service Festival of Hope for Families with its chef-made meals.

Freuler said the Nourish Kaua‘i food pantry program also provides weekly Friday drive-thru food — perishable and nonperishable — and prayer available by partnering with the Crossroads Christian Fellowship from 4:30 p.m. on the Kapa‘a bypass road.

w Info: nourishkauai.org, kauaikw.com

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Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.
Source: The Garden Island

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