Donations to the Red Cross by the patients and residents of the leprosy colony, 1918.

THE PATIENTS OF MOLOKAI ASSIST THE RED CROSS.

There arrived from the leprosy colony of Molokai, a total of two-hundred and forty-eight dollars, in the form of a donation for the Red Cross [Ke’a Ulaula], given by the patients and some others of the colony, from twenty-five cents to twelve dollars.

In the list of the donors to the Red Cross is Dr. Goodhue and his family, along with J. D. McVeigh and his family, and also those who reside there while working in the leprosy colony.

This sum of money to assist the Red Cross was sent along with a document explaining the reasons that this assistance was given by the patients, so that someone reading it would not be left without knowing that the assistance is given by them sincerely for the benefit of the American soldiers fighting the war for the good and the victory of the land. Here below is the agreed upon resolutions for the assistance of the Red Cross.

“Whereas, the United States of America is now at war, and soldiers are being injured on the battlefield, they should receive care and proper medicine; and

“Whereas, there have been established a number of collections for the Red Cross set up all around the United States, and every Territory, and the other areas under the protection of the United States; and

“Whereas, we are a part of the United States of America, and the majority of us here are patriotic citizens;

“Therefore, we will not fall back from showing our patriotic spirit, and with true patriotism, we give what we can for the donation to the Red Cross.

“And, let it once again be remembered that there are a great number of us being helped here stricken by disease who receive assistance from those outside of the Leprosy Colony; let us show that there are those of us here who can give and that we are happy for this fine opportunity to assist those injured fighting for our land, in this great war of the world.”

Here below is the list of names and the donations that each gave to assist the Red Cross:

J. D. McVeigh ….. $10.00
Emma McVeigh ….. 2.50
J. D. McVeigh, Jr. ….. 2.50
Marie Cushingham ….. 2.50
Chulu Cushingham ….. 2.50
W. J. Goodhue ….. 10.00
Mrs. W. J. Goodhue ….. 5.00
Miss V. M. C. Goodhue ….. 5.00
W. W. Goodhue ….. 2.50
J. D. Goodhue ….. 2.50
F. J. Cook ….. 1.00
Mrs. Marithew ….. 1.00
Joe Keliikuli ….. .25
Mrs. Keliikuli ….. .25
Kawaiku ….. .25
Mon Soy ….. 1.00
John V. De Coito ….. 1.00
Mrs. John V. De Coito ….. 1.00
Oliver Kawaiwai ….. .50
Cecelia Akim ….. 5.00
Lilian Keamalu ….. 5.00
Friend and wife ….. 3.00
Mr. and Mrs. Van Lil ….. 5.00
Charles Manua ….. 5.00
Mrs. Paele ….. 5.00
Joseph Dutton ….. 10.00
L. Aloisa ….. .50
John Martin ….. 1.00
Kaulahao ….. 1.00
Peter Kanakaole ….. .50
S. Kunukau ….. .50
Ben Pea ….. 1.00
William Kamahalo ….. .25
Joe Barrett ….. .50
H. Hatori ….. .50
Frank Kaihenui ….. 1.00
William E. Purdy ….. 1.00
B. Palikapu ….. 1.00
Al. J. Kauhaihao ….. 1.00
A. S. Kahoohalahala ….. .75
Mrs. A. S. Kahoohalahala ….. .75
D. Kapae ….. .50
Kaua Keonenui ….. .50
Edward Dowsett ….. 2.00
Bishop Home ….. 12.50
Franciscan Sisters ….. 5.00
H. K. Kamaka ….. 2.00
S. C. K. Keaweamahi ….. 2.00
Baby Rachel ….. 2.50
H. A. Nailima ….. 2.00
Kalei Hoolapa ….. 1.00
Kailiao ….. .50
James m. Keanu ….. 1.00
John Makahi ….. 5.00
Kalaupapa Red Cross Auxiliary Aid Society ….. 5.00
Joseph Texeira ….. .50
Agnes Holstein ….. 1.00
Jack Kamealoha ….. 5.50
Moses Pauli ….. 5.00
Peter Nuhi ….. 1.00
Mr. & Mrs. D. K. Kamahana ….. 10.00
W. J. Feary ….. 2.50
Amoe Ah Choy ….. 2.50
Mamae ….. 1.00
John Forbes ….. 5.00
Joseph Aiona ….. 2.50
Mrs. Joseph Aiona ….. 2.50
Mr. & Mrs. Haleamau ….. 5.00
Mr. & Mrs. Eddie Hart ….. 5.00
John Dias ….. .50
Eddie Davis ….. .50
Yen Sui ….. .50
K. A. Long ….. .50
George Nakookoo ….. .50
Aloysius Kamaka ….. .50
L. W. Kuhlman ….. 5.00
Moses Holi ….. 1.00
Aika Liwai ….. .50
Mary Mokuahi ….. 5.00
D. Paalua ….. .50
Mr. & Mrs. Joe Naukana ….. 1.00
Mr. & Mrs. William Kiaha ….. 1.00
Mr. & Mrs. A. Hore ….. 1.00
F. W. Wicke ….. 1.00
W. Kaleiheana ….. 2.50
Helen Freeman ….. 2.50
Mr. & Mrs. Palea Pohina ….. 2.00
Friend ….. 1.00
Friend ….. 1.00
Hattie Kalua ….. 1.00
Friend ….. 1.00
Friend ….. 1.00
Father Maxime ….. 6.00
J. T. Unea ….. 1.00
John Aiona ….. 1.00
C. Nascimento ….. 10.00
Mrs. J. H. B. ….. 3.00
A. S. Paniani ….. 5.00
Total ….. $248.00

[The patients of the leprosy colony might have often been forsaken by those on the outside, but it seems throughout history that those forced to live there did not forsake those on the outside.]

(Kuokoa, 2/1/1918, p. 2)

KOKUA NA MA'I O MOLOKAI I KE KE'A ULAULA.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVI, Helu 5, Aoao 2. Feberuari 1, 1918.

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