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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
VIDEO: Mounds of Trash Left by Homeless at Keaau Beach Park
By Tom Berg @ 3:25 PM :: 6009 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

HOMELESS CRISIS WEST OAHU

From Councilmember Tom Berg:

On the news of late is the eviction of the last "major" homeless encampment on city property - click here to see television coverage.

I went out to Keaau Beach Park and surrounding coastline on April 17 and spent a few hours talking to some of the folks that were still packing up their belongings and contemplating where they will go to call home.

Each person I talked to was looking for work and wanted a job. Some admitted they had no skills and lacked an education but would gladly work on a farm tending to crops, or offer their labor in any way they could to get out of the bushes.

There was trash all over the place and to give you a glimpse - I made this short youtube:

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Many seeking shelter relocated to the Waianae Boat Harbor area and some went up into the hills out of the cleanup zone….

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SA: Last of homeless people move from Keaau beach site

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