On Saturday, October 8, the Hawaii Red Cross and Windward Mall will be holding their second annual “Aloha for Heroes” event, a fundraiser to support American Red Cross Services to Armed Forces and Veterans.
The event will take place at the Windward Mall Center Court from 10:00am to 2:00pm, where the public can show their support of our Armed Forces by writing a card of gratitude to our local service members and veterans. For every card written, Windward Mall will donate $1 to the Hawaii Red Cross. Other event festivities will include:
Welcome by host/emcee of the day, 94.7 KUMU Radio
Welcome and opening words from Hawaii Red Cross
Aloha for Heroes card station
Red Cross Exhibit
Army Recruiting Desk
Enter-to-win drawings with Mokulele Airlines!
Entertainment by the 111th Army Band, Hawaii National Guard
Hana Hou performance by 111th Army Band, Hawaii National Guard
Also, now through November 13, Red Cross volunteers will continue to collect cards for Hawaii’s military personnel and veterans.
In addition to responding to disasters such as home fires and hurricanes, the American Red Cross is on-call 24/7 to deliver emergency communication between military service members and their families during times of crisis. The Red Cross helps military families develop resiliency skills by providing pre-deployment briefings, and reconnection workshops and classes to help cope with deployment. Hawaii Red Cross runs the entire volunteer program at Tripler Army Medical Center, including a Human Animal Bond Program where volunteers and their dogs bring comfort and joy to patients, families and staff through Animal Assisted Activities. Together with volunteers at Tripler Army Medical Center, Schofield Barracks, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, and Kaneohe Bay MCBH, Hawaii Red Cross volunteers donate an average of 35,000 hours per year to our Armed Forces.
The Red Cross is not a government agency; it depends on public contributions to help others. Your gift supports the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross in your community, across the country and around the world. To send a contribution, mail your check to American Red Cross, 4155 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816 or make a secure online donation at redcross.org/hawaii or call (808) 739-8109.