Keaau Beach Clean Up April 14, 7:30AM-4:30PM

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From:Samantha Lorenzo <>
Date: April 9, 2012 9:41:30 PM HST
To: Maile Shimabukuro <>
Subject: Keaau Beach Info

Hi Maile,

Thank you for taking the time to contact me. Attached are some pictures that I took about a week ago of the area we are going to be cleaning and the copy of the eviction notice they received.

The clean up will be on Saturday April 14, 2012
7:30am to 4:30pm
Location: Keaau Beach Park, last entrance
Looking for Volunteers
They can just show up that day
Contact Person: Samantha Lorenzo

This clean up is on a volunteer basis only. There is no specific organization running this project, which my friends and I have called “Project Loving People Back to Life.” Those who are currently involved live in the community and have the heart to help people. Unfortunately the people living here have received an eviction notice to evacuate the premises by Monday April 16, 2012 at 10pm.

We want those who are currently living there to know we are NOT involved in or a part of the eviction. Also, we are not sure who gave them the eviction notice but we want them to know that we are NOT against them either.

All we are trying to do is reach out to these people who are in a time of need, people who live in our community. Our heart behind what we are doing is to let them know there are people who care and are willing to help. Since this is all on a volunteer basis we suggest that people bring their own food, water, sunscreen, mosquito repellant, etc. Suggested wear: long pants, t-shirt, gloves, sturdy protective footwear, cap/hat. Two trucking companies are volunteering to haul the waste to landfills.

We are open to receiving any donations. Some suggested items: food, water/drinks, heavy duty trash bags, gloves, hand sanitizers, first aid kit, etc. Suggested items to bring with you: weed whackers, rakes, any cleaning supplies, etc.

Please let me know if there is any other information that you need. I thank you in advance for anything you are able to do to help us get the word out on this project.

Have a wonderful day and God Bless you!

Sam 🙂

One Response

  1. This clean up is long overdue. Occasionally, storms and rough seas sweep sand and waves Farrington Hwy. Some day tragedy will likely strike the area and drown homeless children and adults during a night time storm. Secondly there is substantial drug use on the beach, the danger of the biological contamination from the makeshift outhouses and absence of potable water. All these issues reflect an unhealthy lifestyle adopted by the homeless which burdens medical resources, creates generations of homeless people and increases taxes.

    The homeless also routinely illegally tap into the BWS water line to MMR. The connection tends to leak badly and wastes valuable treated water that flows out into the ocean.

    Residents living near the homeless must fence their homes, and keep dogs to watch their property because homeless people forage and steel from them. The homeless also cut down trees and plant life intended to protect the beach, and then accelerates erosion and destroys an otherwise beautiful shore line.

    The no-camping law needs to be enforced on every beach, otherwise homeless people will congregate where they’ll be left alone, turn it into a dumping ground, set up ramshackle dwellings, and intimidate visiting beach going visitors.


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