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Big Island Drug Court Gives Back During National Drug Court Month

Posted on Jun 21, 2019 in Featured News, News & Reports

 

Hilo Drug Court volunteers at the 05/15/19 National Drug Court Month “Drug Abuse and Suicide Prevention Sign Waving” event.

Hilo Drug Court volunteers are joined by probation officers Dustin Cueva and Keri Kimura on Kanoelehua Avenue in Hilo at the May 15 Drug Abuse and Suicide Prevention Sign Waving event.

Big Island Drug Court (BIDC) volunteers and staff joined forces in May to give back to the Hawaii island community with a series of special events to celebrate National Drug Court Month 2019.

More than 90 Hilo Drug Court participants, graduates, and probation officers gathered for a sign waving event near the Kanoelehua Avenue Walgreens on May 15. They worked for several hours to raise awareness of the impacts of drug abuse and suicide, and to put a human face on these important issues.

 

Third Circuit Chief Judge Greg Nakamura with Drug Court volunteers at the 05/17/19 National Drug Court Month food drive.

Third Circuit Chief Judge and Hilo Drug Court Judge Greg Nakamura joined Drug Court volunteers at a food drive to assist the Hilo Food Basket.

The Hilo Drug Court held a food drive at the Hilo Walmart on May 17. They raised over $1,400 and collected nearly 300 pounds of food for the Hilo Food Basket.

 

Kona Drug Court Judge Melvin Fujino with Drug Court volunteers at the 05/31/19 National Drug Court Month food drive.

Drug Court volunteers were joined by Kona Drug Court Judge Melvin Fujino (back row, middle) at the KTA Super Store in Kailua-Kona to raise monetary and food donations for the Kona Food Basket.

Kona Drug Court participants and staff assembled at the KTA Super Store in Kailua-Kona on May 31 for their annual food drive benefitting the Kona Food Basket. Event volunteers and community members donated more than $1,600 and 750 pounds of food.

The BIDC continues to assist The Food Basket in its mission to end hunger in Hawaii County. The organization helps feed children from low-income or homeless families, elderly, veterans, and many addicts in the early stages of recovery.

Mahalo to the Hawaii island community for its support of all BIDC-sponsored events throughout the year!