Community Emergency Support for Halawa Correctional

Urgently needed.
Release clothing for regular, early, and emergency releases. Men’s clothing: pants, shorts, shirts, and face masks.

If you are willing and able to donate clean men’s pants, shorts, and shirts of all sizes as well as masks (C19 Virus), please contact:

Dr. Kahu Kaleo Patterson, Episcopal Diocesean Prison Chaplin & PJRC at 808-330-3769
Kahu Kent Kaahanui, Ke Ola Mamo & PJRC at 808-725-9531

Please call Kaleo or Kent above to arrange for drop off or pick up of your donated clothes or masks.

Your donation will help address the unprecedented increase in prisoner releases (due to C19 virus) and the clothing and masks that are urgently needed, form men as they begin a new life in the community again.

Your support and prayers are greatly appreciated.

So far, we have helped many inmates being released over the next few months with clothing. This is what one of our Community Health Worker, Genie, was able to pick up within the community on the week of April 19. Here you can see her using gloves and mask to pick up the much needed donations. This was to help the efforts of the Native Hawaiian Church, which Ke Ola Mamo’s Kent  was assisting with. 

“We, as members of the faith community, write to express our strong support and compassion for all members of our communities across Hawaii Nei during these uncertain times. The novel coronavirus – COVID-19 — is a serious public health crisis that requires everyone’s kokua if we are to paddle our canoe forward through these rocky shoals.”

You can read the rest of the article about this effort from Civil Beat’s “Let’s Care For Our Brothers And Sisters Behind Bars”