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05.22.20

Kroc Cares Update

Happy Aloha Friday Kroc ‘Ohana!

As we end another week of providing emergency services to our community, we hope that you and your families are safe, healthy and doing well. While we can’t wait to welcome our members back again, we are asking for your continued patience as we take the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our guests and staff once the approvals for reopening are given. In the meantime, we thought you’d enjoy seeing some of our team members preparing for our food and joy drive-thru distribution: Pass the Apron.

Kroc Cares Outreach Efforts

The generous donations from Aloha Harvest, Eggs Hawaii, McDonald's of Hawaii, Golden State Foods, Alaska Airlines, Hawaii Dental Service Foundation, Odyssey Hawaiian Ocean Transport Inc., and Foodland allowed us to joyfully serve 430 families this week. We loaded their cars with over 13,000 eggs, 11,000 cookies, 3,000 bottles of milk, 3,000 snack bags, 650 pounds of butter, 230 dental hygiene kits and 1,600 prepared meals! We also distributed another 9,000 prepared meals to kupuna, individuals and families in need. We are blessed to be the conduit of God’s provisions to our community.

Kroc Cares Community Partner Highlight

This week, Foodland launched the Meals of Aloha campaign in partnership with The Salvation Army.  Each week, thousands of these prepared meals will be distributed to kupuna and vulnerable families and individuals. Kroc Center Hawaii is fortunate to have corporate and community partners such as Foodland, in our outreach efforts to assist those struggling through the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

How You Can Help

To partner with us in our outreach programs, please call 682-5505 or donate online. Your generosity will allow us to serve our community in the ways they need us most through our Kroc Cares outreach programs.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. – Romans 15:13

 

05.15.20

Kroc Cares Update

Aloha Kroc 'Ohana:

We pray that all of you are staying healthy during this period of “flattening the curve”. We eagerly look forward to the day when we can re-open for “normal” operations and welcome you back to your Kroc Center! As we await guidance from the City that will allow for this, we are excited to share some of the facility changes and maintenance that our team has been working on in preparation for re-opening. This includes the placement of plexi-glass at our Member Services Desk and a deep cleaning of all areas of the Center. In the coming weeks, we will be sharing more of the facility upgrades and adjustments we are working on to ensure social distancing, cleanliness and most importantly that our members and our staff feel safe while at the Center. Stay tuned for future updates!

Kroc Cares Outreach Efforts

We're continuing our COVID-19 relief effort, and over the last eight weeks, more than 6,000 food bags, 15,000 snacks and beverages and 41,000 prepared meals were provided to kupuna, houseless individuals and families in need.

Kroc Cares Community Partner Highlight

Did you know you can donate blood at the Kroc Center through our partnership with Blood Bank of Hawaii? To date, close to 2,000 lives will be saved through blood donations made! We have more great news to share...we have extended our partnership with Blood Bank of Hawaii through the end of August! Donations are by appointment only; you can schedule one online by visiting their website.

How You Can Help

We are seeking corporate and community partners to be able to continue our food distribution, and are in need of monetary or in-kind donations of produce, proteins and non-perishable food items. If you are interested in partnering with the Kroc Center on our food distributions, please contact us at (808) 682-5505, by email or make a donation online.

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

 

05.08.20

Kroc Cares Update

Aloha Kroc 'Ohana:

Here’s a special message from our Corps Officer Major Debbie Lum, and an update of what your Kroc Center has done this week in our COVID-19 outreach program efforts.

Kroc Cares in the News

Administrator and Corps Officer for Kroc Center Hawaii, Major Phil Lum, was featured in an interview with the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Major Lum shared the community impact of our Kroc Cares COVID-19 relief efforts and what the "new normal" might look like as we plan for reopening of your Kroc Center. Check out the article.

Kroc Cares Outreach Efforts

Did you know your Kroc Center provides more than 9,000 frozen meals to kupuna, houseless individuals and families in need every week? These meals are cooked and prepped by our Food Service Team, then either picked up for distribution by a community partner or delivered to senior housing residents and other vulnerable friends in our community. Recipients of our meal delivery program include: Cloudbreak, Franciscan Vistas Senior Living, Hale Kipa, Hale Makana O Nanakuli, Hale Mohalu Senior Residence, Hale Ulu Pono, Homeless Friends in Kapolei, Jack Hall, Kapolei Homestead Communities (Maluohai, Kaupea, Kanehili and Kauluokaha'i), Kunia Village, Mahi'ai Hale, Ma'ili Land Transitional Housing, Silvercrest, Senior Residence at Kapolei, Waianae Civic Center - U.S. Vets, Whitmore Senior Circle Apartments, Wilikina Senior Housing and (17) West Oahu Churches.

During this week's drive-thru distribution, we served 430 families, providing them with over 12,800 eggs, 375 food bags, and almost 600 snacks. It was all given with a whole lot of love! Mahalo to our partners Love's Bakery, Aloha Harvest, Eggs Hawaii and See's Candies for providing the donations for this week's distribution.

Kroc Cares Community Partner Highlight

The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii Emergency Disaster Services Team is humbled by the generosity of Love's Bakery. Their donation of bread, donuts and stuffing mix ensured we had the inventory needed for this week's food distribution.

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12

 

05.01.20

Kroc Cares Update

Aloha Kroc 'Ohana:

Here’s a special message from our Member Services team, Jill & Taylor, and an update of what your Kroc Center has done this week in our COVID19 outreach program efforts.

Food and Joy Distribution

During our drive-thru distributions this week, we served more than 360 families which included our valued team members who have recently been furloughed, kupuna, families in need – and even some furry friends! We provided them with over 11,000 eggs, 750 food bags, 750 assorted snacks and candies, and over 3,000 lbs of dog food.

Mahalo to the generous companies and organizations that made this distribution possible: Aloha Harvest, Eggs Hawaii, Meadow Gold Hawaii, Hawaii Foodbank, Popeyes Hawaii, Honolulu Cookie Company, See's Candies, Hawaii Veterinary Medical Association and Greater Good.

Kroc Cares Community Partner Highlight

Since the start of our Kroc Cares outreach programs, Mike and Karla Rompel of Domino's Hawaii have invested countless resources to enable us to meet the needs of our West Oahu community. They've helped us secure a 40-foot freezer container, donated 500 lbs of protein, and loaned us use of their Domino's Hawaii refrigerated truck. All of these are instrumental in providing prepared meals to those who need it most.

How You Can Help

To partner with us in our outreach programs, please call 682-5505 or donate online. Your generosity will allow us to serve our community in the ways they need us most through our Kroc Cares outreach programs.

Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10

 

04.24.20

Kroc Cares Update

Aloha Kroc 'Ohana:

Here’s a special message from Major Phil Lum and an update of what your Kroc Center has done this week in our COVID19 outreach program efforts.

Food and Joy Distribution

On Wednesday, April 22, we welcomed more than 400 families to our drive-thru food distribution and sent them on their way with over 8,000 eggs, 5,000 cookies, 4,000 Go-Gurt tubes, 1,000 cartons of juice and whole lot of joy!

"The need for food continues to increase each week,” said Major Phil Lum. Administrator and Corps Officer for The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii. “We are blessed to be conduits of these generous provisions to our West O’ahu Community.” Staff and volunteers directed cars, greeted families, loaded food and took prayer requests while smiling under their masks. “Kroc Cares about people and we want everyone to know that we are here to serve them, to share hope, joy and love with them and to pray for them” said Rick Ahn, Kroc Center Hawaii's Ministry Director.

Mahalo to the generous companies and organizations that made this distribution possible: Aloha Harvest, Eggs Hawaii, Meadow Gold Hawaii, Hawaii Foodbank and Honolulu Cookie Company.

How You Can Help

To partner with us in our outreach programs, please call 682-5505 or donate online. Your generosity will allow us to serve our community in the ways they need us most through our Kroc Cares outreach programs by providing:

  • community drive-through food and joy distributions
  • distribution of more than 9,000 meals per week throughout West Oahu
  • food bags and personal hygiene items to individuals and families in need
  • weekly visits to our homeless friends to deliver food, masks and other needed supplies
  • online engagement to infuse hope over fear
  • prayer and emotional support hotline
  • spiritual leadership and weekly online church and youth group meetings

Praise the lord my soul, and forget not all his benefits. Psalm 103:2

 

04.17.20

Kroc Cares Update

We want to update you on what The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii is doing to serve our community, and we pray that you are healthy and managing the daily trials of the COVID-19 situation.

Our Food Service team continues to prep frozen meals to be distributed to kupuna, homeless and families in need. This week, more than 6,000 meals were distributed. If you have a need, please reach out to us at (808) 682-5505 and request assistance. We are here to help!

At a drive-thru food distribution on April 15, Kroc Center Hawaii provided more than 550 families with potatoes, onions, eggs, gallons of milk, juice and food bags. Mahalo to our partners Aloha Harvest, Eggs Hawaii, Sysco Corporation, Meadow Gold Hawaii, Hawaii Foodservice Alliance and Hawaii Foodbank. Check our recap video. To find out about our food distributions, look for announcements posted on our Facebook and Instagram accounts.

As a result of the economic hardships due to COVID-19, effective today, 292 of our valued Kroc Center team members have been placed on furlough. Please join us in praying for the well-being of our team members and their families.

This difficult decision was made to ensure that The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii will continue to serve during and after this pandemic. Please join us in our efforts to meet the needs of our community by donating to our KROC Cares Campaign. Together, we will bring hope, joy and love to local families.

And the light goes on shining in the dark; it is not overcome by the dark. John 1:5

Sincerely,

Kroc Center Hawaii Management

 

04.10.20

Kroc Cares Update

Introducing Kroc Cares

The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii introduces “Kroc Cares” a platform to share our COVID-19 outreach efforts, ways you can receive help if needed and opportunities for you to partner with us to assist those who need our help most.

“Be strong and courageous, don’t be afraid, don’t be discouraged, for the LORD your GOD will be with you wherever you go.” -Joshua 1:9

Recap of Our Outreach Efforts

Kroc Center staff distributed trays of fresh eggs, produce, juice and food bags to over 375 of our neighbors in need. Mahalo to our partners Aloha Harvest and Meadow Gold Hawaii for the donations that made this distribution possible. View our recap video.

Our team has been prepping meals for distribution to seniors, keiki and families in need. More than 3,900 meals will distributed to Silvercrest, Whitmore Circle Apartments, the West Oahu Church Community, Hawaiian Homestead in Kapolei, VA Cloudbreak and the Jack Hall community this week.

Kroc Cares for YOU!

We are currently providing these services to help kupuna, keiki and families who need our assistance:

  • Prepared meal distribution
  • Food bags
  • Personal hygiene & household items
  • Please call our Emergency Services Hotline at 808.682.5505 to request assistance. We would love to hear from you.
  • Church Services: Please join us online this Sunday for Easter Service and every Sunday at 8am and 10am.
  • Prayer Request: If you are in need of prayer, please call our Prayer Hotline at 808.693.8377 or send your prayer request via email.

What You Can Do To Help

We invite you to partner with us in our Kroc Cares efforts to help our community. We need both financial and human resources.

Make a Monetary Donation:

Please consider making a convenient online donation to support The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii's COVID-19 emergency response effort. Donate now.

Make an In-Kind Donation:

Kroc Center Hawaii is collecting Donations to be distributed to kupuna, families in need, first responders and healthcare workers. The following new and unopened items are being collected Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm:

  • Personal hygiene items (shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, etc.)
  • Cleaning supplies (hand sanitizer, paper towels, sanitizing wipes, disinfectant spray/cleaners)
  • Toilet paper (wrapped)
  • Baby diapers, formula and baby food
  • Adult incontinence products (Depends)
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Mask sewing supplies (fabric, thread, elastic, pipe cleaners)

Volunteer Your Time:

We are currently seeking volunteers to assist with our KROC Cares outreach programs. Please email Becky Luke, our Volunteer Coordinator, to find out how you can serve and sign up today.

Membership and Programs:

Kroc Center Hawaii's normal operations remain suspended through April 30 (subject to change). There will be no public, program or member access during this time. Our Kroc 'ohana misses you all and look forward to the day when it's safe to return to normal operations.

Communication and Updates

We will continue to provide COVID-19 related updates as information becomes available through the following:

Email will continue to be used;

The Kroc website will be kept up to date with the most accurate information available;

All social media avenues will continue to be utilized including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter;

Our team is available by phone at (808) 682-5505 for more information on our emergency response programs and available resources, or if you are in need of spiritual support.

 

Update 03.25.20

Kroc Center Hawaii Member Information Update

In response to Honolulu City & County Mayor Kirk Caldwell's county-wide stay-at-home order, Kroc Center Hawaii's normal operations will remain suspended through April 30 (subject to change). There will be no public or member access, and as previously noted the following programs and offerings continue to be suspended:

  • Fitness Center and Pool access
  • Gymnasium access
  • All Aquatic and Group Exercise classes
  • Game Room access
  • Child Watch
  • Kroc Café
  • Kroc Keiki Learning Center Preschool
  • Athletic, aquatic, fitness, dance, music, art and life enrichment programs
  • Kroc Church service and programs
  • Rental activities

Auto Pay for Membership and/or Programs

The auto pay for May which is scheduled to run on April 20 will be suspended and will not run.

Emergency Response Efforts

Kroc Center Hawaii has transitioned into providing community assistance and support in response to COVID-19. Emergency services are listed on this page.

Communication and Updates

We will continue to provide COVID-19 related updates as information becomes available through the following:

  • Email will continue to be used;
  • The Kroc website will be kept up to date with the most accurate information available;
  • All social media avenues will continue to be utilized including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Our team is available by phone at (808) 682-5505 for more information on our emergency response programs and available resources, or if you are in need of spiritual support.

Mahalo for your patience and support during this challenging time. We will continue to pray for the safety and well being of each of you. In closing, we leave you with an inspiring word from the Bible: I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. - Romans 15:13

 

Update 03.17.20

Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020

On Thursday, March 19, 2020, Kroc Center Hawaii will officially transition away from normal operations in order to provide increased community assistance and support. The Center will continue to serve the community, but in a manner that looks different than normal.

Effective Thursday, there will be no public or member access to The Kroc Center and the following programs and offerings will be suspended through Sunday, April 5, 2020 (date is subject to change):

  • Fitness Center and Pool access
  • Gymnasium access
  • All Aquatic and Group Exercise classes
  • Game Room access
  • Child Watch
  • Kroc Café
  • Kroc Keiki Learning Center Preschool
  • Athletic, aquatic, fitness, dance, music, art and life enrichment programs
  • Kroc Church service and programs
  • Rental activities

**Note: Spring Day Camp will continue to run through March 20.

What About Auto Pay for Membership and/or Programs?

The auto pay for April which is scheduled to run on March 20 will be suspended and will not run. The next autopay is scheduled for April 20 for the month of May, should the Kroc Center resume normal operations.

How will The Kroc continue to serve the community?

Kroc Center Hawaii is in contact with various agencies and community groups, and are identifying ways we can best serve the community at this time. Information about our outreach efforts and community assistance will be updated on our website. If you would like to partner with us in our service to the community, please contact us.

We have multiple avenues of communication set up for your convenience. Please take note of them and use regularly for the most up to date information:

  • Email will continue to be used;
  • The Kroc website will be kept up to date with the most accurate information available;
  • All social media avenues will continue to be utilized including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Thank you for your patience during this process. We will continue to pray for the safety and well being of each of you and for wisdom in the decision-making taking place.

 

Update 03.10.20

Kroc Center Hawaii's Response to COVID-19

The Kroc Center Hawaii’s top priority is the health and safety of every patron. We are continuing to monitor the coronavirus situation (COVID-19) and are in contact with relevant State and Federal agencies (eg. State Department of Health, CDC, etc.) to ensure proper prevention measures and plans are in place.

We want to assure you that Kroc-wide precautions are being taken. Maintenance and program staff are following specific cleaning procedures to effectively clean and disinfect common areas. Increased cleaning duties and resources are being implemented throughout the center such as cleaning door handles/entryways, installing more sanitizing stations, and disinfecting equipment.

We have shared specific instructions with our employees on the importance of washing their hands and staying home if they feel sick or are returning from country with an outbreak of COVID-19.  In the event a patron or employee contracts COVID-19, we will work closely with the Hawaii State Department of Health to enact a response protocol for the safety and security of all other patrons.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Kroc Center would also like to advise everyone to adhere to the following CDC guidelines:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing, before eating and after going to the bathroom;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth;
  • Stay home when sick;
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash; and
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

As a precaution, if you are returning from an area that is on the CDC travel warning list, we ask that you stay home for at least 14 days upon return to Hawaii. For more information on travel advisories, please visit the CDC’s website.

At this time, the Kroc Center Hawaii will remain open for normal member operations and select programming. Canceled classes and activities are noted below. We are monitoring the situation closely and will provide updates here.  We appreciate your understanding as we work together to keep our community safe.

For more resources, please visit the following websites:

CDC Website

State of Hawaii Health

 

 

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP:

Kroc Center Hawaii is collecting donations to be distributed to kupuna, families in need, first responders and healthcare workers.

Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm

The following new and unopened items are being collected:

  • Non-perishable food items (rice, pasta, canned meats, canned vegetables, canned fruits, etc.)
  • Baby diapers, formula and baby food
  • Adult incontinence products (Depends)
  • Personal hygiene items (shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, etc.)
  • Cleaning supplies (hand sanitizer, paper towels, sanitizing wipes, disinfectant spray/cleaners)
  • Toilet paper (wrapped)
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) including masks, gloves, face shields, gowns, aprons.
  • Mask sewing supplies (fabric, thread, elastic)

 

We are looking for volunteers to join our COVID-19 Emergency Response Team.

Examples of Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Prepping for and/or assisting with food distributions
  • Drivers to help with meal delivery to senior residences
  • Sewing masks

Email us to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

 

By appointment only.

To schedule an appointment visit Blood Bank of Hawaii.

 

HOW CAN I GET HELP:

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