Kauai Habitat for Humanity and the Rotary Club of Poipu Beach Join Forces to Help the Community
On Saturday, May 27, 2017 members and community volunteers from the Rotary Club of Poipu Beach (RCPB), along with staff and volunteers from Kaua’i Habitat for Humanity will work together painting pavilions at the County of Kauai’s Salt Pond Beach Park. The community service project is being held as part of Rotary Club of Poipu Beach’s participation with the Weinberg Friends Program of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc., which supports housing programs for the poor and needy. RCPB has designated the $10,000 Friends of Weinberg Foundation Grant to Kaua’i Habitat for Humanity.
“It’s a win, win,” stated Rotary Club of Poipu Beach President Chris Young. “Rotarians get to come out and provide hands-on maintenance to the beach park that everyone loves and we get to direct $10,000 to Kauai Habitat to support the amazing work they do on Kauai. We cannot thank the Weinberg Foundation enough.”
Family Services Manager Catherine Shiningstar Kaauwai commented on the importance of Habitat’s programs. “I work with the families from the time they are first interested in buying a home with Habitat through the end of the process and beyond,” said Kaauwai. “We work together one-on-one, and when it’s time to submit the mortgage loan application, they’re ready to go. We’ve had a great success rate with this process and we thank The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation and Rotary Club of Poipu Beach for their generous support.”
As a result of this collaboration, those families in need of affordable housing will have access to the information they need to find a path out of poverty through homeownership, and the community will receive much needed improvements to its beach park through volunteerism. This project supports the Rotary Club of Poipu Beach’s goal of bringing people together through community service.