Living Longer, Living Better
This volunteer is a ‘force of nature’
Charles “Doc” Burrows retired a long time ago, but at 85, he keeps finding more work for himself. His latest project brings organizations in Kailua, Hawaii, together to help care for the growing population of homeless in the area.
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“There is a large number of the homeless in Kailua who are Hawaiian, who grew up and lived there,” Charles says. “It's important for them to reestablish their cultural relationships to the aina," which is Hawaiian for “love of the land.”
YMCA Director Leigh Ann Landreth gives Doc, a resident at nearby Good Samaritan Society – Pohai Nani, a lot of the credit for bringing the groups together. "Doc Burrows is the force of nature who helped organize this event," Leigh Ann says. "He just reached out from the standpoint of the houseless population. What can we do to help and support those people?”
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