For many Hawaii is paradise, but for some the price of paradise means struggling to put food on the table.
Because of this, Ka Hale A Ke Ola has provided some of the island’s homeless residents with emergency shelter and hot meals. The nonprofit also provides education, childcare and counseling services to some of the island’s most low-income residents.
Ka Hale A Ke Ola welcomes in volunteers to feed meals to their residents — something Island Sotheby’s agents have been doing for years. Just recently, several agents joined together to prepare and serve dozens of meals and lend a helping hand to those in need.
“It is a great service project and allows us the opportunity to come together as a group and prepare and serve a nutritious meal to those who are less fortunate than us,” said Rob Shelton, an agent for Island Sotheby’s. “It is a real team effort and the recipients are very grateful and respectful.”
Shelton was joined by Lori Powers, Teresa Nelle, Howie Kihune, Kalei Fisher and Ben Willis. The agents supplied the ingredients, prepared, cooked and served the meals, as well as provided table decorations. Shelton said Debra Merle, another Island Sotheby’s agent, usually spearheads an effort each year to have each office prep meals for the shelter.
“It fits into our core values of Aloha, Kuleana, and being Pono!” said Shelton.