Lt. Matthew & Kelly Pensabene
P.O. Box 1358
Kailua-Kona, HI 96745
Phone: (808) 326-2330
Agency Mission Statement:
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Our MESSAGE is based on the Bible. Our MINISTRY is motivated by the love of God. Our MISSION is to Preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human need in His name without discrimination.
Emergency Food & Shelter Program for West Hawaii: Intends to help young people to be productive citizen, promote wholesome activities to help develop social, emotional, and physical skills. Provide support services to elderly through supplementing their food and visitation. Help families and single parents financial to provide child care for their children while they are at work of trying to find work.
Emergency Food & Social Service Program for North Hawaii: Intends to provide support services to elderly through supplementing their food and visitation. The Elderly are given protein and vegetables for supplemental food. Also individuals are visited by a worker. Social Service provides people with emergency food and shelter.
Client Outcome Story:
Emergency Food & Social Service Program for North Hawaii: There are countless occasions the Salvation Army gets to meet those who are in need. There is this grandmother we were serving through our food program. One day in October the grandmother came to us for some assistance for her granddaughter age 25 raising a two year old daughter-who has cancer. The granddaughter had surgery and was on the road to recovery when they found out the cancer has returned and her medical assistance for treatment was denied and her food stamps were cut off. We provided food on weekly basis for 4 months until the granddaughter got all her medical and government funding all straighten out. The grandmother would come by every week just to talk and she was so grateful being a part of the solution during her granddaughter’s unfortunate time.