Holding Hands

News from South Hawaii December 2, 2009

News from South Hawaii December 2, 2009


From the forest of Manuka to the black sands of Punalu‘u the southern most team brings you their latest news.

“Full steam ahead” Standing by their new Dodge Sprinter from left to right: Esther Yanogo, Betty Clark, Lea Hashimoto, Melanie DePeralta and Tori Kaeo. The Hawai‘i South team is very thankful for their big van to pack all of their things in and look forward to working with this van.

We would like to welcome our latest addition to our Tūtū and Me ‘ohana, Aliza Sullivan born on July 23, 2009. Proud parents are Leaokalani Hashimoto (teaching assistant) and Ryan Sullivan.

Ding-Dong the wedding bells are ringing… let’s get Betty and Dezh to the church on time. This newly engaged couple took a Saturday off from planning their wedding to attend “Get a Drift and Bag It” a community service beach clean up.

Hawai‘i South Team took time to help Melody Raymond, clean and organize books for “Once Upon a Story Book Store”. The book store opened in October of this year promoting literacy with affordable books for the Ka‘u community.

To better serve our families in Ka‘u we have moved our Waiohinu site to down town Na‘alehu. As of today December second we started our site at Na‘alehu Community center. This move will allow our families to walk to Tūtū and Me and as a result we will be able to serve more families.

Come and visit us any time in the most southern point of the United States!