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Did you know our Tutu Bert volunteered to serve in the U.S. Navy as part of the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) Reserves during WWII? This week we celebrate Tutu Bert and the impact her and Fr. Claude DuTeil have made before IHS, with IHS, and emeritus (retired). Learn more about Tutu Bert's incredible story and life of service on our blog: ihshawaii.org/tutu-berts-100th/ ... See MoreSee Less
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This is the last week to check out the New Artists of Hawaiʻi Now exhibit at Honolulu Museum of Art, which features the creative work of locals — including John, IHS guest and employee! See a homeless encampment from the eyes of someone who's lived in and rose out of it. This exhibit explores the struggles, factors, and opportunities of homelessness in Hawaii and hopes to inspire community-building and urgent change. John's art reflects his 20 years of living on the streets of Kaka'ako, which also led him to being a founding member of Ka Po‘e o Kaka‘ako (The People of Kaka‘ako).Hurry and visit @honolulumuseum, the exhibit's last day is this Sunday! honolulumuseum.org/artists-of-hawaii-now/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Make a difference in 2022. Sign up to volunteer with us! We have a few opportunities* for you to get involved. #1 Sponsor or serve a meal - Schedule a drop-off of 50+ pre-packed meals such as sandwiches and chips/apples/other-like snacks, or sign-up to serve a meal in our kitchen#2 Sort donations - Use our Sign-Up Genius and help us sort items for the 12 IHS facilities #3 Become a Medical Clinic Assistant - Gain experience and work alongside healthcare professionals by recording basic vitals during client intakes. Daily four-hour shifts available. #4 Serve as an Administrative Assistant - Tasks vary by department, but often includes data entry and organizing.Still have questions? Email us at volunteer@ihshawaii.org! *We are actively following CDC guidelines and protocols to safeguard all staff, guests, and volunteers. ihshawaii.org/individuals/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Hauʻoli Lā Hānau, Tutu Bert!Today we celebrate the 100th birthday of Roberta DuTeil, wife of our founder Fr. Claude DuTeil. Tutu Bert is known as a force of compassion, service, and faith. In 1991, she given the title "The Wind Beneath Claude's Wings" to commemorate her tireless work in bringing Hawaii's first homeless shelter to fruition. Her work, alongside Fr. Claude, has forever impacted countless lives. She continues to be the guiding light and source of inspiration for our Tutu Bert's Medical Respite Homes. ​ The IHS Ohana sends our love to you, Tutu! ... See MoreSee Less
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Need to get tested? Visit alohaclear.com to view free COVID testing sites available throughout Hawaii. Take advantage of this free service and book an appointment to prevent further spread of the virus.------------------------- repost from Hawaii State Department of HealthThe Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is expanding access to FREE COVID-19 testing on #Oahu by providing families with community testing options during winter break.WAIKIKI SHELL: Daily from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PMBLAISDELL ARENA: Sunday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM.CARPENTERS TRAINING CENTER (Starting January 2) in #Kapolei: Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM.“DOH recognizes the importance of providing increased testing capacity to families and the community, especially while school testing programs are paused during the winter break,” said Health Director Dr. Elizabeth Char, FACEP. “School-aged children and their families are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity and test for COVID-19 before returning to school in January.”Pre-registration at AlohaClear.com is recommended. Walk-ins will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Other testing options are available at HawaiiCOVID19.com. ... See MoreSee Less
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