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Lahainaluna students supporting Rotarians’ humanitarian efforts

By Staff | Dec 28, 2017

Rick Nava, fellow members of the Rotary Club of Lahaina and Rotarians around the state and globe are doing important work in the Philippines.

Lahaina businessman Nava is committed to providing communities in his country of origin with access to clean, safe drinking water and modern sanitation.

In February, Rotarians dedicated a clean water system for the students of Lorenzo Daa Memorial School and Camansihay Elementary School. This was the Rotary Club of Lahaina’s third water project for the people of Tacloban City, an area devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013.

During their annual trips, Rotarians also distribute school supplies and food to needy children.

They are planning another trip soon, and Lahainaluna High School students are helping in the humanitarian effort.

The Lahainaluna High School Aloha Club is collecting children’s clothing and toys to support this Rotary Club of Lahaina project.

Rotarians will be travelling to the Philippines next month to deliver clothing and toys to children in Manila and keiki of the Bajao Tribe in Davao.

Gently used clothing and toys for children ages 0-18 can be dropped off at Lahainaluna High School’s Kamakau Library between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The last day for collection will be Wednesday, Jan. 20.

“We appreciate any donation that you can make to brighten up someone’s holiday season,” club members noted in a recent request for donations.

To learn more about the water projects, or to make a contribution, contact Nava at (808) 298-3953 or rick@msimaui.com.