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Cash Assistance for Kilauea Evacuees in Hawaii from Tzu Chi USA on Sunday, July 22

Press Release     |    July 18, 2018 by Pacific Islands Region


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Tzu Chi USA, in cooperation with Hawaii County and American Red Cross, will hold its third and final financial aid distribution to Hawaii County residents affected by the Kilauea volcanic eruption on Hawaii’s Big Island.

 

Eruption-affected residents should join us this Sunday, July 22, 2018, at Kea’au High School Building G, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., to receive cash assistance and emotional support. 

Residents who live in the mandatory evacuation areas or whose homes have been fully or partially destroyed due to the lava eruption are eligible to receive aid.

To qualify for this cash assistance from Tzu Chi USA, you need to first visit the Disaster Recovery Center at the Kea’au High School Gym to pre-register with the American Red Cross during their regular hours, Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.

In addition, residents with proven medical disability or children under 6 years of age who have evacuated from voluntary evacuation areas due to poor air quality may be eligible for aid if they can show that they have been denied assistance from FEMA or Red Cross, and can show proof of financial hardship.

Tzu Chi USA strives to provide compassion and relief wherever we can.  We place no restrictions on how a family or individual may use our financial aid as our goal is to empower disaster survivors with the choice of how to best rebuild and recover.

Learn more about our history in providing disaster relief. We are proud to have this opportunity to serve Hawaii residents grappling with the effects of the Kilauea eruptions.

 

For further information, please call Stephanie Fan at 808-282-5888.


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