It’s been 15 years since Kapili Roofing Company opened its doors for business. In that time, we’ve weathered a lot of storms alongside the Hawaii community. But we’ve also enjoyed a lot of success. As we celebrate this milestone, we’re reflecting on how far we’ve come and just how much this community means to us, which is why we’re celebrating this milestone moment a little differently.
In the past, we’ve donated free roofs to homeowners in need. This year, to commemorate our 15th year in operation, we’re donating life-saving automated external defibrillator equipment to 15 locations on the island in hopes of continuing to help others wherever it’s most needed.
Celebrating 15 Years with a Mission
Having seen two sides of the AED coin firsthand, we can think of no better way to give back to our community. An AED device once saved the life of one of our loved ones, and we’re forever grateful to the facility that ensured this life-saving equipment was available. However, we have also been in a situation where a loved one needed emergency treatment and there was no AED to be seen.
If we can help just one person in a time of great need, our donation will be worth it. So this year, we’re giving away 15 AEDs, one for each year we’ve been in business. One of these devices will go to Hawaii Food Bank — a non-profit organization doing the most good in our community.
Why We Chose Hawaii Food Bank
In Hawaiian culture, we live off the island and maintain a strong connection with nature. But in our modern society, living off the island doesn’t always equate to food security. For those living in food deserts (e.g., more than one mile from a market or grocery store) or are experiencing tough financial times, Hawaii Food Bank keeps pantries full and hearts hopeful.
Food banks usually get their food from donations, and then they distribute it to people in need. Food banks often partner with other organizations, such as churches, soup kitchens and pantries, to help more people. Our local food bank plays an important role in fighting hunger. It also helps during natural disasters, when many people lose access to food.
For an organization that gives so much to so many others, we felt it our duty to give back, too. We have chosen Hawaii Food Bank as a designated location for an AED device. Its location in a highly populated and well-traveled area ensures that more people will have access to this life-saving equipment.
Jenna Tanigawa, Lisa Nakano, Michael Leong
Creating a Stronger Hawaii — Together
Today, our business is thriving. We have a team of dedicated employees who share our vision and values of doing right by our neighbors and making a difference in every possible way. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished and excited for the future. Our ability to give back to others is a testament to the commitment and excellence we’ve demonstrated these past 15 years. Thank you for making us the #1 roofer in Hawaii!