Ka Hale A Ke Ola providing invaluable service

Regarding the June 27 article on Ka Hale A Ke Ola and its default on loans: Come on, county politicians. What century are you operating in?

Ka Hale A Ke Ola staff are providing a service to our people with no gain for itself. Do you know the value and service it has provided to our homeless community since opening? Let me tell you, having worked with the the homeless, mentally ill and socially disadvantaged people on Maui. Ka Hale A Ke Ola has been a godsend for so many kupuna, mothers and children. If not for that agency, do you know how many Hawaiian families would be displaced and homeless? I am not trying to single out any ethnicity because Ka Hale A Ke Ola helps others, but shame on us kanaka maoli for all the wealth that the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Bishop Estate and other Native Hawaiian entities have and have not contributed. We are all responsible for this unfortunate epidemic.

Don’t be pointing fingers at monetary waste because we all know too well how the federal, state and county are great players of that game as well, as history is our witness.

Rebecca Woods and Mike Victorino should be applauded for their dutiful diligence in addressing this issue and attempting a solution.

Thank you, Ka Hale A Ke Ola, for all the families that were given a roof over their heads, a safe place to raise children and for the hope that you gave them.

Jade Miyamoto