Honolulu – With a paint brush in hand, Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui started his busy day alongside volunteers painting a family’s home in Kahului as part of the Habitat for Humanity’s 7th Annual Build-A-Thon on Maui.
Lieutenant Governor Tsutsui also gave remarks and presented a proclamation recognizing and thanking participants for their hard work and dedication to eliminate substandard housing and homelessness.
“Home is where people go to find peace and solace, and with this project you are helping to restore the much needed solitude in their lives,” said Tsutsui. “I’d like to thank all of you for sharing your precious time and for your willingness to lend your hands to this project.”
This year’s Build-A-Thon project includes over 100 volunteers who will spend two days repairing the home of a resident in Kahului who has Alzheimer’s disease and is being cared for by her daughter. Volunteers will mend the roof, paint the house, and create handicap accessibility by redoing the bathroom and flooring.