Archive for August 2016

Free KIUC Upgrade

For a limited time, KIUC and the County of Kauai are sponsoring a local free home efficiency service to low-income and elderly families. Upgrade your home and reduce your bills! KIUC 1 KIUC 2

Mahalo PMRF

Niau Kanahele, PMRF, Siding (2) Niau Kanahele, PMRF, Siding (4)A big Mahalo to the Navy personnel from PMRF who volunteered to build homes and hope with Kaua‘i Habitat today!! With their help the siding went up on the future Niau-Kanahele home.

Welcome Jane

Jane ProkopowiczPlease help us in welcoming Jane Prokopowicz to the island. Jane is donating her time, as part of a Global Village team, to help Kaua‘i Habitat in our quest to ensure everyone has a safe, decent and affordable place to live. Jane traveled from Long Island, N.Y. where she has worked as a registered Dietitian for over 30 years. Over the past few years, Jane has worked on three Habitat for Humanity houses in her area that were destroyed by Super Storm Sandy. We are so grateful that Jane is here volunteering her time to help us build homes and hope on Kaua‘i.

Welcome Chris

Christine HubbardChristine “Chris” Hubbard comes to us from Davidsonville, Maryland. Chris is a member of the eleven person Global Village team of volunteers that are here building homes and hope on Kaua‘i. When not volunteering her time, she enjoys spending time with her family, running, hiking, skiing, playing tennis, walking the family dogs and learning new things. She is also a full time practicing attorney. We are so lucky that Chris has taken time from her busy schedule to help us ensure that everyone has a decent place to live.

Welcome Kirby

Kirby DrummKirby Drumm traveled to Kaua‘i from Mountain View, California as part of a Global Village team that is currently helping us build homes and hope in ‘Ele‘ele! He is a Sr. Sales Engineer who enjoys tennis, exercise, studying Japanese and home brewing. Kirby’s enthusiasm for volunteering began last year when he volunteered at an animal sanctuary in Costa Rica. We are very fortunate to have him here giving of his time and effort to strengthen our community.

Welcome Dana

Dana BernardWe are so excited to welcome Dana Bernard to the Kaua‘i Habitat ‘ohana! Dana is currently leading a group of Global Village volunteers who are here building homes and hope in our community. An Environmental Engineer with the State of Maryland, Dana loved the idea of helping others and that is why she joined the Habitat for Humanity cause.

Welcome Caroline

Caroline HoltCaroline Holt is a senior in high school from Davidsonville, Maryland. She has wanted to join Habitat for Humanity for a while and now has the opportunity as part of a Global Village team that is spending ten days building homes and hope in ‘Ele‘ele. She simply wants families to be happy and have a nice place to live. Guess what? That’s what we at Kaua‘i Habitat want as well. We are so happy you are here helping us achieve that.

Welcome Kristen

Kristine KavanaughWe are excited to welcome Kristen Kavanaugh to Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity. Kristine is a high school English teacher from Hoboken, NJ. She will be traveling to Kaua‘i as part of a Global Village team that is doing construction at our ‘Ele‘ele Iluna subdivision for ten days. Her parents raised her to always give back, and that is why she has chosen to help our community on this trip. She states she has been to Hawai‘i twice and enjoyed the land, so maybe it’s time she pay it back. Kristen we can’t express how much your giving attitude means to us and the families in need on Kaua‘i.

Housing Needs Make News

TheGardenIslandThe need for affordable housing on island was addressed at a recent Kaua‘i County Council meeting. Read the article ‘Housing needs are astronomical’ as it appeared in The Garden Island Newspaper.




Welcome Eva

Eva HubbardEva Hubbard is a senior in High School from Annapolis, Maryland. Eva will be traveling to Kaua‘i as part of a Global Village team that will spend ten days on island building homes and hope with Kaua‘i Habitat. Her hobbies include basketball, hiking, biking, writing and volunteering in various areas in her community. We are thrilled to have her here helping our community. She looks forward to making a positive impact on the lives of the people here and I truly hope that we make a lasting positive impact on her as well.