Here at HCEOC we are starting the year off with gratitude for the blessings and lessons we bring with us into 2023. In 2022 we expanded our programs, outreach, and service on Hawai‘i Island, and — thanks to the work of our board and staff and the support of our community — we look forward to continuing this season of growth in the new year.
As our community faces rising costs of living, lack of affordable housing, and the economic toll of the pandemic, HCEOC's mission is clearer than ever. Our programs alleviate effects of poverty across multiple sectors: transportation, housing and energy, food service, and community care. From weatherizing homes, to delivering meals, to transporting residents, to providing care for kupuna, HCEOC is committed to helping residents mitigate economic challenges and gain self-sufficiency.
Your kōkua fuels this commitment in a number of ways, many of them very simple. Completing our Community Needs Assessment, engaging on Instagram or Facebook, donating, or buying on Amazon Smile are small ways you can support our work this year — and we do have much work ahead of us. But we do not do it alone; only together do we make the most meaningful change. Every one of us in our own way has an important role in shaping our community.
With that said, whatever your role may be, your support and presence are meaningful to us here at HCEOC. So let me wish you once again a happy New Year.
Mahalo and aloha from all of us to you.