Volunteering in North Hawaii

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<p>Waipio Community Circle member, Kuulei Badua, Michelle Medeiros, resource development Leader from Friends of the Future, and Jane Okun Bomba, chief sustainability officer from IHS pause for a moment during the work party. Friends of the Future coordinated the work party. (PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>
<p>IHS employees and community members gather after completing the work to hear the vision for the Waipio Interpretive Center from Kuulei Badua. (PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>
<p>Employees of IHS pose with Waipio community leader, Kuulei Badua, for a group picture after clearing brush from the site of a future interpretive center for Waipio Valley. The employees, all top achievers in company, were on vacation and volunteered to give back to the community through service projects. (PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>
<p>IHS members return from looking at the view and the interpretive signs at the Waipio Lookout. (PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>

More than 400 employees of IHS devoted a morning of their vacation time to community service for multiple nonprofit organizations on Hawaii Island. IHS volunteers worked along side Waipio Valley Community Circle to clear overgrowth from a county property located near the Waipio Valley Overlook. The Waipio Valley Community Circle is working with the county to guide the future use of the site.