Richard Ha writes:
Yesterday I received an email. The East Hawai‘i Cultural Center was looking for Bradda Skibs, because someone had donated 10 surfboards for his program.
I know Skibs and I wrote about his great "malama ka ‘aina" program before.
I said that what Brudda Skibs is doing is "a manifestation of 'aloha spirit.'"
"This is what is going to keep us together as a society when push comes to shove," he says. "We need to feel a part of our community, make more friends and stay close to our family."
“What we’re doing is real,” says Skibs. “We could change this island. We’re doing it already. That’s our job right now – the future of our children."
Skibs and I are both great-great-great grandsons of Kamahele Nui of Puna.