AARP Hawai‘i announced that Reverend Tad Iwata of Tenrikyo Honolulu-ko Church was named a runner-up in AARP’s “Show Your Love” Volunteer Contest. An arm of AARP’s Create the Good® program, “Show Your Love” recognizes continuing volunteerism and service in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
For his efforts, Reverend Iwata received $500, sponsored by Cabot Creamery, to donate to the charity of his choice.
“It is our kuleana to take care of each other in good times and especially in bad,” said Reverend Iwata. The arrival of COVID was challenging for all of us and I am grateful that I was blessed with good health and was able to assist and offer light to those who needed it most during these trying times. I encourage everyone who is capable of showing their love and helping one another, as there is still much work to be done.”
Reverend Iwata has played a critical role in leading and assisting programs that benefited the community throughout the ongoing pandemic including:
“In his tireless efforts, Reverend Tad Iwata has led by example and proven that civic responsibility is still more important than ever,” said Keali‘i Lopez, AARP Hawai‘i State Director. “Volunteers make life better in communities across the country every day. We’re proud to honor Iwata’s commitment and dedication throughout the past year to help those most impacted from the coronavirus. AARP’s Create the Good ‘Show Your Love’ contest allows our community to shine a light on these tremendous contributions.”
AARP’s “Show Your Love” winners were selected based on the following criteria:
AARP’s Create the Good® connects volunteers with opportunities benefiting their local communities. The online program features around 42,000 volunteer daily opportunities – 6,000+ of which can be undertaken safely from home. To learn more, visit www.createthegood.org/showyourlove.
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