Posted on December 13, 2016
King Kaumualiʻi Elementary School donates food items to The Salvation Army in Līhuʻe
Salvation Army Līhuʻe Corps Officer and Kauaʻi County Coordinator, Lt. Elizabeth Gross, spontaneously jumped up to dance with students to Shakira’s “Waka Waka.”
Our Salvation Army Līhuʻe Corps Officer and Kauaʻi County Coordinator, Lt. Elizabeth Gross, visited the King Kaumualiʻi Elementary School to speak at the assembly to more than 600 students and faculty. The students had collected 620 food items over the past few weeks for their holiday food drive and presented it to Lt. Gross.
Lt. Gross asked the young audience if they knew where the food would go, one child spoke up loud and proud, “to the homeless!” Lt. Gross affirmed the boy’s answer and explained the food will be used for people without a home, in the soup kitchens that serve meals every week, and could be used for emergency disasters.
The kids were very pleased with the impact they helped make on the community and celebrated with a Zumba dance, inviting Lt. Gross to join in.
Mahalo to the students and faculty at King Kaumualiʻi Elementary School for helping us change lives on Kauaʻi!
If you’d like to help on Kauaʻi, volunteer bell ringers are still needed through Christmas Eve. Visit our volunteer website to sign up and help us make a difference in our island communities. Mele Kalikimaka from our Kauaʻi Corps!