HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente Hawaii hosted a community workday at Moanalua High School today, bringing together volunteer employees and school staff to work on campus improvement projects. The community workday is part of an ongoing initiative by Kaiser Permanente to support healthy learning environments by restoring and improving safety on school campuses and is the sixth campus project completed this year.
Over fifty volunteers completed general maintenance in the school parking lot, including restriping parking stall lines. Kaiser Permanente provided monetary support and lunch for volunteers.
“Moanalua High School is a close neighbor to our Moanalua Medical Center and Mapunapuna Medical Office. We’re excited to have the opportunity to give back so close to home,” said David Underriner, president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Hawaii Region. “It’s been a privilege to volunteer along with parents, students, teachers and staff to complete restoration projects on six school campuses across the island this year.”
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has partnered with Hawaii 3R’s, an organization founded by the late U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye, to identify and complete impactful projects at schools across the state. Hawaii 3R's provided a grant for $11,500 for the service projects.
"We’re grateful to Kaiser Permanente for generously donating their time and resources to help our school restore our open spaces and common areas used by students and staff every day,” said Robin Martin, principal of Moanalua High School.
In 2001, the late U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye began a new initiative called Hawaii 3R’s (Repair, Remodel and Restore Hawaii’s public schools) whose mission is to bring outside financial and human resources together to tackle the approximately $640 million repair and maintenance backlog in Hawaii’s public schools. Hawaii 3R’s works with state agencies, trade unions, businesses, military, community leaders, parents, teachers and students to match public and private funds with volunteers’ “sweat equity” to reduce the backlog.
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