Students to help publicize Hulihee quake repair fund
The Daughters of Hawaii organization is starting an earthquake fund to support the repair of the historic Hulihee Palace in Kailua-Kona, which sustained significant damage from the Oct. 15 earthquakes.
The group has selected Hawaii Student Television to produce a fundraising video and public service announcement, which will receive assistance from Kealakehe High School's video program, according to a news release.
It has been estimated that the repair and restoration of the palace will exceed $1 million.
The nonprofit Daughters of Hawaii has maintained the palace since 1927, in addition to operating the Queen Emma Summer Palace in Honolulu.
HSTV is a year-round outreach program run by the Hawaii Student Film Festival. It will train Kealakehe students in production skills and contribute financially to the school's video program during the making of the video.
A local independent film and television professional/educator will be selected by HSTV to mentor the project and will also receive an honorarium.
Hulihee Palace is a two-story state and national historic landmark on Kailua Bay.