A big mahalo goes out to the 40+ volunteers that spent the day removing debris from the beach and ocean!! The event was a phenomenal success with food, prizes for each participant & a great deal of debris removed.
We were pleasantly surprised on the community's involvement! Some families from a nearby soccer game joined in on the beach cleanup, as well as a group of homeless men (the remainder of the food from the BBQ was donated to the surrounding homeless). Also, a concerned elderly woman walked by and asked about the event & Project Aware. She kindly donated $40 towards Project Aware. This event's success was not only in the removal of the debris, but in spreading the awareness.
We look forward to next year's event and plan on having a few more get-together cleanup events throughout the year.