Hui Ka Ua – Supporting UHH & HCC
Hui Ka Ua, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed two years ago to provide community support for both UHH and HCC, is inviting students to get involved as well.
Hui Ka Ua, which literally means “the organization of the nurturing rain”, is seeking assistance in creating a membership newsletter and a new website. Students interested in helping with these projects can contact Carol VanCamp, President, at 982-9958.
Students memberships in Hui Ka Ua are also available at significantly reduced rates. Some of the organization’s projects to date have included hosting new faculty receptions, providing kukui nut leis to all UHH graduates, providing Vulcan T-shirts and bumper stickers to incoming students, supporting UHH and HCC initiatives for new buildings and programs, and several others.
Carol A. VanCamp (S)
CB Richard Ellis, Inc.
Associate – Brokerage Services-Retail Properties
HC2 Box 9547, Kea’au, HI 96749
C 808 938-0828 – firstname.lastname@example.org (home office)
mailto:email@example.com | www.cbre.com/hawaii
Hawai‘i Island Chamber of Commerce, with support from Hawaii County Office of Research and Development, will be releasing the first printing of the “Hazard Preparedness Pocket Card”. This innovative educational tool will be distributed throughout the community and to visitors on the Big Island in a limited release edition at the end of March.
The first such tool of its kind, the Pocket Card, and the accompanying website http://hazardprep.com/ (under construction), will provide vital information on “HOW TO AVOID BECOMING A VICTIM” during a natural disaster.
Included in the guide is information on disaster preparedness actions in the event of tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, windstorms, rainfall, flooding, storm surge, high surf and volcanic hazards. Specific, and immediate instructions are recommended and the guide also containes a listing of medical facilities, fire stations, tsunami evacuation zones, radio stations. Information on basic disaster kits supplies is also provided.
With the help of Civil Defense and the USGS, Dr. Walter Dudley and the UHH Conference Center, have undertaken the project to provide as much comprehensive information as possible in this small and convenient Pocket Guide. With the invaluable support from the Big Island Visitor’s Bureau, commending the slogan of “We Prepare Because We Care”, KGMB, Hui Ka Ua and Green Collar Technologies, the informational guide will, hopefully, set a model for innovative delivery methodologies in terms of disaster mitigation.
The HICC Tourism Committee, Chaired by Judith Fox-Goldstein, undertook this project with the full enthusiasm and support of the HICC Board. Committed to sustainability and developing healthy communities, the HICC, once again, has taken a very pro-active lead in contributing to our community.