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CAL-ABOTA pitches in at Kawaihae housing facility


A group of trial attorneys from the mainland will donate time during its annual Education Conference to build fruit and vegetable gardens for families living at the Kawaihae Transitional Housing Facility.

Members of the California chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates — CAL-ABOTA — will build the raised gardens on the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 3.  Volunteers are still needed.

The Kawaihae Transitional Housing Program provides up to 24 months of temporary housing in a structured environment with support services to assist residents develop the necessary skills, education and income to obtain and retain a job and permanent housing. The facility is home to 24 families – 104 people including 54 children.

CAL-ABOTA has been meeting in the Hawaiian Islands for more than 20 years.

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is providing refreshments for the participants  and local nurseries are donating trays of vegetable starts/seedlings.  The College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) – University of Hawaii – Manoa also has assisted.

Kawaihae residents will maintain the fruit and vegetable gardens that will provide fresh, wholesome supplements to their diets. The sustainable project will also help them on their path to self-sufficiency.

The group of attorneys is looking for volunteers to help provide tools and other supplies.

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