On August 23rd, U.S.VETS – Barbers Point held a Donor and Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at Willows Restaurant in Honolulu, Hawaii. As guests walked through the scenic garden entrance, staff greeted each guest as they proceeded through the doors of the Kapa’akea Room. Everyone enjoyed the acoustic Hawaiian sounds from Na Hoku Hanohano award winner, Kamuela Kahoano. 3 fundamental organizations were honored for their vital role in supporting the U.S.VETS – Barber’s Point site’s mission. The Legal Aid Society of Hawai’i’s, Janet Kelley, Kearn Oishi from Word of Life Christian Center, and Gailene Wong on behalf of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, were the selected award recipients for their support during the 2013 fiscal year.
The event’s highlight was the standing ovation that U.S.VETS – Barber’s Point’s success story, Mr. Russell Dela Cruz, received as he shared his personal journey of success to all who attended. On behalf of the Barber’s Point staff, we extend our deepest appreciation to all of our honorees and supporters who have made a commitment to join our fight to end homelessness amongst veterans.