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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 3, 2005
“They drove today from
The four – Melinda Shiraki, Jill Takayama, Rochel Ortiz, and Doreen Kitagawa – were stranded in New Orleans for a week by Hurricane Katrina and the flooding that followed it.
They spent the first few days in their hotel, then moved to a police command post and another shelter Thursday, treating injured and ill people at each spot.
Meanwhile, the City has launched Operation Katrina Kokua, a drive to collect donations for the American Red Cross for victims of the hurricane. A booth to collect donations will be set up Monday on Queen’s Beach in Waikiki, where the City’s first Parade of Baseball Champions will end with an evening ceremony honoring Little League and other World Series champions from
ASSIGNMENT EDITORS NOTE: If the four approve, we will advise you when we learn their scheduled
Bill Brennan, 527-6928
Mark Matsunaga, 527-5767
|Tuesday, September 06, 2005|