Hundreds volunteer to beautify homeless shelter on Oahu

Hundreds of residents spent their day beautifying a place some people call home.

It was all part of Founders’ day at the Institute of Human Services in Iwilei.

The day honors IHS founder Episcopal priest, Father Claude du Teil who was known for being compassionate to those in need.

Saturday, volunteers painted, planted and made repairs and cleaned up around the shelter.

“And think about this when Claude started 35 years ago is here in this group today that’s family. You may not be related by blood, but we’re all part of one family,” Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said.

This is the 35th year IHS has hosted the event.

Institute of Human Services website

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