Monday, March 31, 2014

Results of the Kailua-Kona Vision Event: March 29, 2014

This weekend at the Old Airport in Kailua-Kona we held our first Health and Vision Event in Hawaii: 291 meals were served, 105 participants signed-in to receive services, 74 individuals were connected to prescription eye glasses, 62 individuals checked their blood pressure, 51 were screened for diabetes, others received haircuts, toiletries and clothing.

News coverage of the event:
  1. Before the event: West Hawaii Today
  2. After the event - cover story: West Hawaii Today
 A big thank you to all the partners and volunteers who made today's event a success, including:

  • Welcome
  • St. Paulus Lutheran Church 
  • Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity 
  • HERO  (Help Everyone Regardless of Outcome)
  •  Island Eye Care
  • The Kona Lions Club
  • And many others.
This project was made possible because of financial support from St. Paulus Lutheran Church, the Sam Mazza Foundation and the Grace Family Winery Foundation.
Our next event will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in San Francisco on April 12th from 10am-3pm.

Individuals connected to prescription glasses since our project began:325

Monday, March 24, 2014

Kona Vision Event - Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity is partnering with Pastor Megan Rohrer from the Welcome Ministry in San Francisco to put on the Kona Vision Event to help homeless people and other low-income people with their vision needs. The event will take place on Saturday, March 29 at the Old Airport Events Pavilion from 9am to 4pm. Dr. Susan Senft and Jenn Brown, staff at Island Eye Care, Inc. will administer free eye exams, and the Welcome Ministry will order free glasses for participants. The glasses will be delivered to the Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity and distributed by its homeless ministry called HERO’s (Help Everyone Regardless of Outcome). A free meal, free blood pressure and diabetes screening, and free haircuts will also be offered during the event. For more information contact the church office at (808) 329-5733 or visit