Meet James Amberg, one of our loyal donors. A retired financial manager, Amberg’s love of woodworking led to starting his own business in California. He first learned about Kaua`i’s need for decent housing soon after Hurricane `Iniki. But a severe back injury made it impossible for him to do many things he once loved, including woodworking. While recovering on Kaua`i, Amberg had an epiphany. He struck a deal with God, promising that if He kept him healthy, Amberg would share the profits from his woodworking business. Since then, God has kept His end of the bargain, and Amberg has kept his promise. Each time Amberg sells a piece of furniture, he donates a portion to Kaua`i Habitat. Although he lives on the mainland, his heart is on Kaua`i.
Mahalo, James, for your enduring commitment to our work!
Donors to Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity
January – December 2011
We thank you for your generosity! Your continued support enables us to eliminate poverty housing – one house at a time here on Kaua‘i – and to make simple, decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. We also wish to thank the hundreds of donors who contributed their goods and housewares to our ReStore. The much needed proceeds from these resale items fund our affordable home building programs.
Reynold and Lorena Aranio
Atherton Family Foundation
Janet E. Picatti Baker
Galen and Sandra Bishop
Brookfield Homes Hawai`i, Inc.
Kevin and Sandy Callinan
Barbara Warren and Judy F. Carson
Mercedes and Fredulin Casticimo
Cloud Family Foundation Fund of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
Cooke Foundation, Limited
John and Marge Cooke
Costco Wholesale Corporation
County of Kauai Community Development Block Grant
Timothy and Janie Crane
Da Imu Hut
Richard and Susan Daly
Robert and Catherine Demichiel
Jeannine and Robert Doyle
William and Susan Elliott
Foodland Give Aloha
Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc.
John E. Gannon
Stephen and Sharry Glass
Global Village (Team Kooiman) #11039
Global Village (Team Love) #11041
Global Village (Team Villavicencio) #11044
Global Village (Team Cocores) #12022
Global Village (Team Petrovich/Glover) CA11001
Global Village (Team Gervais/Ecole St. Anne) CA11007
Global Village (Team Petrovich) CA11008
Gloria and Stu Jones
Dick and Catherine Gott
Grove Farm Company, Inc.
Hanapepe Hawaiian Congregational Chruch
Hawai`i Community Foundation
Hawai`i Hotel Industry Foundation
The Home Depot Foundation
Mark and Susan Hovey
Sam and Catherine Ka`auwai
Alton and Janey Kanter
Brian and Coleen Kasperek
Kaua`i Island Utility Cooperative
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), County of Kaua`i
Kauai Harley Davidson
Kauai Lumber Inc.
Kauai Nursery and Landscaping, Inc.
Kauai United Way
Sabra Kauka and Kai Fyfe
Kukui`ula Development Company (Hawaii), LLC
Thomas J. Lamont
John C. LaneDwayne
Stephen and Elizabeth Lis
Harvey Maeda and Suzette Momohara
Michael and Corinne McCabe
Michael and Tort McCarter
James and Jo Anne McDowall
Tim and Cathy McKenna
Mary and Jerry Miller
Winona and Don Mitchell
Mokihana Pest Control, Inc.
Dave and Doris Nekemoto
Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Omidyar `Ohana Fund of The Hawai`i Community Foundation
Michael Ontkean and Jamie Jackson
Poipu Palms Association of Apartment Owners
Kenneth and Marielle Ponce
Dave and Ann Rake
Ramona J. Biho Realty, Inc.
Robert B. Ray
Cheryl and John Ritter
Rotary Club of Poipu Beach
Sherman Shiraishi Esq.
South Coast Realty Advisors, Inc.
Terri and Corey Strack
Tam and Evelyn Tran
U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Richard S. Van Winkler
Certeria and Edgar Vicoy
Russell and Ramona Waterworth
Richard and Ellen Whitmore
Elsie H. Wilcox Foundation (Bank of Hawaii, Trustee)
G.N. Wilcox Trust (Bank of Hawaii, Trustee)
S.W. Wilcox Trust (Bank of Hawaii, agent)
Marjorie L. Witman
Jiro and Jennie Yukimura