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Island Insurance Employees donate over 700 pounds of food and supplies to IHS

Island Insurance IHS Donation

Island Insurance employees collected and delivered over 700 lbs. of food and supplies to IHS (Institute for Human Services), the only walk-in 24-hour emergency shelter on Oahu. The employees encourage others to contribute whatever they can. Left to right: Caryn Komori, Dawn Hirano, Sean Buza, Bruce Nakaoka, John Schapperle, Michael Salvaterra, Sharon Ohata and Jan Shimamura.

Employees of Island Insurance collected and delivered over 700 pounds of food and supplies for the Institute for Human Services (IHS), the only 24-hour walk-in, emergency shelter on Oahu. Dubbed “The Peanut Butter Ministry”, IHS was founded by the Reverend Claude Du Teil.

IHS began as a volunteer-run organization over 30 years ago and enjoys a rich history of being a site for community service. The agency operates two facilities in Honolulu, one capable of serving up to 200 men each night and the other, for women and families, serving up to 100 single women and 23-27 families with as many as 60 children daily.

Serving 600-700 meals daily between breakfast, lunch and dinner, IHS also provides a full range of services to men, women and families with children who are homeless and in danger of becoming homeless. Programs include: emergency food and shelter, supportive case management, housing placement and employment support.

Island Insurance Company, Ltd. is Hawaii’s largest locally owned and managed insurance carrier, offering a full range of property and casualty protection. Founded in downtown Honolulu in 1939, Island Insurance has been serving Hawaii’s families and businesses for over 70 years and is the only Hawaii-Based company to be recognized as one of the Top 50 property & casualty insurance companies in the nation by the Ward Group for three consecutive years. Island Insurance has earned financial strength ratings of “A” (Excellent) from A.M. Best Company and an “A” (Strong) rating from Fitch Ratings. For more information, visit its website at: www.islandinsurance.com.

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