Congratulations to the Oahu Filipino Community Council, which has been selected as the Department of Transportation, Highways Division, Oahu District’s Second Quarter 2015 Adopt-A-Highway Champions!

Oahu Filipino Community Council’s route for the Adopt-A-Highway program runs for two miles along Kalihi Street and Likelike Highway from Nimitz Highway to Kula Kolea Drive.

“We are very happy and satisfied to be taking part in the Adopt-A-Highway program,” said Amado I. Yoro, who coordinates the effort for the Oahu Filipino Community Council. “It has helped us develop better communication, camaraderie and teamwork with other Filipino organizations who help us with these projects, and helps us understand the importance of our storm water drainage system and how it affects our environment.”

The Oahu Filipino Community Council was formed in 1959 to perpetuate Filipino heritage. The group volunteers for numerous other community service organizations such as the Institute for Human Services and the Hawaii Food Bank and provides youth and wellness programs that benefit the Filipino community.

Yoro said most of the trash they pick up is comprised of old papers, tires, and bottles.

A big mahalo to the Oahu Filipino Community Council for doing its part to help prevent trash from entering our storm drains and polluting our waters. We are proud to recognize your team as the Second Quarter 2015 Adopt-A-Highway Champions!

Adopt-a-Highway Q2 2015 Champions Cleaning