On November 21st, supporter Danae Jones held a group hike at Kaʻena Point as a fundraiser event on behalf of Hoʻōla Nā Pua.
Danae, currently attending the University of Central Florida College of Nursing Community and Public Health Practicum for Registered Nurses, originally thought of the hike as a project for one of her classes. Her hope was to raise awareness about underage sex trafficking and the home being built for the girls on island. She also wanted to raise money for Hoʻōla Nā Pua and its efforts towards the rehabilitation of female victims of underage sex trafficking.
Unfortunately, the weather did not comply as the hikers would have wished. Though the event was rather small due to the rainy weather, those who were able to participate raised approximately $220 in total. Even more so, the attendees sent a message about our determination to help this most vulnerable demographic: rain or shine, we strive on towards our goal.