Elefante leads campaign volunteers at Kamehameha Highway clean-up project in Pearl City

Jul 20, 2014 | PC Community


Honolulu City Council District 8 (Waipahu, Pearl City, Aiea) candidate Brandon Elefante and a group of enthusiastic campaign supporters volunteered their time Saturday morning to clean-up and beautify a stretch of Kamehameha Highway in Pearl City from Acacia Road near the Pearl Highlands Center to Waimano Home Road.

Elefante and his supporters broke into two groups picking up rubbish on both sides of Kamehameha Highway in the eastbound direction. The volunteers also picked up rubbish about a couple hundred yards North on Waimano Home Road and South on Lehua Avenue.

Saturday's clean-up got an early 7:00am start with Elefante and his core of campaign supporters and community volunteers focused on cleaning up our streets to make it safer for pedestrians to navigate through.

"We're just getting the community together to pick up opala in the district," said Elefante. "There's a lot of areas that sometimes the state or city can't get to so we're helping them out and making our areas a lot cleaner and safer for pedestrians to walk through along the sidewalks. It's a really great event just to get the community together and wake up early. It's a great start to the day."

Elefante's volunteer base plays an integral role in the success of community outreach programs such as Saturday's Kamehameha Highway clean-up.

"Volunteers are a critical component of making this project a success," Elefante said, "We hope to do more. This is the third community outreach that we've done and gone to in different areas of the community to clean-up the streets and the sidewalks."

As the August 9th Primary Election moves closer with each day, Elefante has a full slate of community outreach events and sign waving dates on his calendar to help get the word out about his candidacy as well as to encourage and motivate the public to get out and vote.

"We're doing what we can to get out there and spread the word about my candidacy and my vision to really encourage people not only to vote, but to look at all the candidates and take full consideration and elect the candidate that they feel is best suited for the job."

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Brandon gives his volunteers last minute clean-up instructions before setting

out on Kamehameha Highway in Pearl City at 7:00am on Saturday, July 19, 2014.

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Brandon (R) and a volunteer pose for a photo op on

Kamehameha Highway near Pearl City Elementary School.

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Brandon and his volunteers take a break on Waimano Home Road fronting Pacheco Park with

bags full of rubbish that was picked up along Kamehameha Highway and Waimano Home Road.

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Volunteers picked up a lot of rubbish along Lehua Avenue.

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Student community volunteers make their way up Lehua Avenue towards Kamehamenha Highway.

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

All pau and heading home on Kamehaha Highway towards Pearl Highlands Center.