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Community Service

reforestationDr. Hiranaka believes in community service and supports such causes as Rotary International (past president of the Rotary Club of Kona Mauka), Kona Community Hospital Foundation, Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation, Kona Historical Society, Special Olympics, American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge, PATH, (Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii), Hawaii Island Food Basket, Waikoloa Dry Forest, King Kamehameha Day Celebration Parade, ARC of Kona, Family Support Hawaii, Kona Japanese Civic Association and the Hawaii Island Humane Society.


Rotary provides many opportunities for Dr. Hiranaka to help the community, both locally and globally.  Some local community service work include reforestation of West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery through native tree planting projects, helping to refurbish the Kona Adult Day Center; an organization that provides a safe daytime environment for seniors, participation in the Habitat for Humanity’s ‘Building Blitz’ by helping to build the designated Rotary House; a project that provided a home for a family of three, taking part in the “Wreaths Across America”  ceremony at WH Veterans Cemetery, helping to raise over $55,000 each year in order to provide scholarships to Kona’s college bound seniors and support various community projects, conducting vision screenings to third graders in our community, and volunteering as a Safety Marshall at the 4th of July and Christmas Parades.