Today we celebrated and blessed the donation of two power washers from the #H4Project to the the City to help clean up #Chinatown.
We started by cleaning the iconic #HappyDragon at Kekaulike Mall.
Our Chinatown has gotten a bad rep lately, becoming the unfortunate victim and face of our homeless epidemic.
But there is so much here to celebrate and be proud of.
We have one of the oldest Chinatowns in the United States and it is a testament to the immense contributions and profound influence Chinese immigrants and Chinese Americans have had in making our Hawaii the wonderful place it is today.
It is the heartbeat of Honolulu culture with galleries, museums, global cuisine, and diverse businesses.
These power washers are just one of the first steps in our initiative to clean up Chinatown so that it can be enjoyed, utilized, and celebrated by everyone in Hawaii, residents and visitors alike. ... See MoreSee Less
"I say to everybody out there, the more that the communities feel mutual respect for each other, we are able to get successes. You don’t have to take any nonsense if someone is bugging you but if you can be compassionate, we are trying to bring significant help.” ... See MoreSee Less