HAWAII GIVES

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Nan Inc.’s Volunteer Club supported the Aloha Tree Alliance in February. PHOTO COURTESY NAN INC.

Nan Inc. Volunteers Aid Kuli‘ou‘ou Ridge Reforestation

Nan Inc.’s Volunteer Club joined the Aloha Tree Alliance in its reforestation efforts along Oahu’s Kuli‘ou‘ou Ridge Trail on Feb. 19. The Alliance preps restoration areas and plants native trees, shrubs and grasses, removes invasive species and builds natural barriers to discourage trail cutting. Nan Inc. also donated, delivered and set up three water catchment systems to ensure survival of hundreds of the trail’s recently planted native trees and shrubs. Work at this event also blocks runoff from the trail into Maunalua Bay. Nan Inc.’s Volunteer Club chooses a new community support activity each month.

Unlimited Builds New Charter School Playground

Unlimited Construction Services Inc. in December donated more than 40 hours’ labor to build a new playground for the Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School in Lihue. The school’s parent group had raised enough money to buy the playground equipment, but had not raised enough money to construct it. After a year of waiting, they reached out to Unlimited Construction and within a month the structure was up and completed.

New playground equipment at Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School in Lihue. PHOTO COURTESY UNLIMITED CONSTRUCTION SERVICES INC.

From left: Mele Apana, Lina Langi, Howard Hughes Corp. Hawaii President Doug Johnstone, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu and Shannon Scott at February donation ceremony

PHOTO COURTESY WARD VILLAGE

Ward Village Donates $30k to Tongan Relief

Ward Village in February donated $30,000 to Tonga relief efforts aiding communities impacted by January’s devastating volcanic eruption. Ward Village also helped sponsor the “Aloha 4 Tonga” fundraising show on March 4 through its support of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA). Donations are directed to Tonga relief through the Tonga Consular Agency in Hawaii and will assist in Tonga’s recovery and rebuilding efforts, including providing much-needed supplies and assistance. Donations can be made at https://www.memberplanet.com/campaign/cnhamembers/aloha4tonga

Habitat for Humanity/Wahine Build, another community effort supported by NPCL

PHOTO COURTESY NORDIC PCL CONSTRUCTION INC.

NPCL Raises $120k for AUW

Nordic PCL Construction Inc. has raised $120,000 for Aloha United Way. The amount includes donations by members of Hawaii’s building industry raised during a tournament-style game night at NPCL headquarters last year.

Industry organizations that donated to the “All in for Aloha United Way Poker Tournament” include Beachside Roofing, Hawaiian Cement, In Line Flooring Inc., Island Flooring, Kennedy Wilson, Sperber Landscape companies, Wasa Electrical Services, WE Painting, A American Custom Flooring, Alcal Specialty Contracting, Anderson Pools, Bowman Connectivity Solutions, Coastal Construction Co., Delawie Architecture, Distinctive Wood Designs, Electricians Inc., Ferguson Enterprises, Foundations Hawaii, Goodfellow Bros., Group Builders, Hawaiian Crane & Rigging, Hayre McElroy & Associates, Jayar Construction, JJS Construction, Maui Plumbing, Morrow Equipment, Newport Pacific Cabinets, Pan Pacific Mechanical, Raynor Overhead Doors, True Line Construction, Zelinsky, American Standard Concrete Pumping, BEK, BMK Construction, Bothman Construction, Dorvin D. Leis, Ferraro Choi, Green Thumb, 

Glen Kaneshige
Glen Kaneshige

Haas Insulation, Hamill Creek Timber, Hardwoods Hawaii, Harris Rebar, HPM Building Supply, Island Pacific Distributors, Maui Disposal, Orness Design Group, Quality Cabinet & Fixture Co., R&L Ohana, Sunbelt Rentals, Universal Manufacturers, Jihee Kim, Quality General Inc., Reflections Glass, Buck Roofing Company Inc., Kirschner Contractors and PWC Hawaii.

“While the event itself was held at Nordic PCL district headquarters,” says NPCL President Glen Kaneshige, “teams across the Islands also participated in the overall fundraising efforts. In addition to its support of Aloha United Way, Nordic PCL is committed to Hawaii and its people and the communities they are a part of.”

NPCL Raises $120k for AUW

Hawaii Asphalt Paving Industry (HAPI) presented four scholarships, from $500 to $1,000, to Hawaii students in February at a Pearl Country Club luncheon.

Yvette Burdett attends Honolulu Community College; Logan Castro studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology; Amr Ghanem attends the University of Hawaii at Manoa; and Justin Kawamura is at Boise State University. Criteria was based on interest in various aspects of the building industry.

“HAPI is pleased that we provide financial assistance to college students pursing a degree in civil engineering, construction management, construction engineering and other degrees related to the design and construction infrastructure improvements,” says HAPI Executive Director Jon Young.

Yvette Burdett
Justin Kawamura
Jon Young
Logan Castro
Amr Ghanem

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