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Early Christmas for West Hawaii family

Honey Kawaauhau-Case (Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity)


Christmas came early for Olehaleha Kawaauhau-Case and her family.

Elves from Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii and Lowe’s Kona went to their home Dec. 21 to build a play set and firepit area as part of Lowe’s Heroes volunteer program.

Each year, Lowe’s Heroes volunteer program helps to improve the communities where Lowe’s customers and employees work and live.

Together, each store team identifies a community improvement project that will make a difference, such as working with Habitat for Humanity or a local public school.

Lowe’s was a major sponsor for the construction of the Kawaauhau-Case home, too. It was completed in November and it is the 10th home completed by Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii.

“We are so thankful to have been a part of the Habitat home build and the construction of the play set and the firepit area for the family,” said Chauncey Latta, manager for Lowe’s in Kona. “The family was wonderful to work with and it was an honor that we could do this for them.”

Lowe’s has contributed millions of dollars and countless hours of volunteer support to Habitat for Humanity. By 2013, Lowe’s will have contributed nearly $40 million to Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing.

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