Chan Zuckerberg Initiative donates $1M for Kaua‘i COVID-19 relief
Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi (D-Kaua‘i, Ni‘ihau) wishes to thank Priscilla Chan, Mark Zuckerberg, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative for their donation of $1 million towards relief efforts on Kaua‘i caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This generous donation includes $250,000 to support the courageous team at Wilcox Memorial Center in its efforts to provide health care during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Senate President Kouchi. “The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative donation will also support food supplies, rent assistance, and educational needs on Kaua‘i. Mahalo to Priscilla, Mark, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative for their willingness to open their hearts and provide critical support for the people of Kaua‘i.” According to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, grants have been awarded to Wilcox Medical Center and the Hawai`i Community Foundation (HCF) to be distributed via the Chan Zuckerberg Kaua`i Community Fund to organizations supporting COVID-19 relief efforts. A donation was also given to `Aina Ho`okupu O Kīlauea.