HHC founder/president Mike Gabbard decided to take on this project after getting calls from H3 commuters on their way to Pearl Harbor and West Oahu complaining about how the pristine, spectacular view of the mountains just before the tunnel was ruined by punk taggers who defaced the Omega Building.
Mike said, “I drove over there myself to check it out and spent 30 minutes gazing at the incredible view from H3 looking up toward the tunnels. And sure enough, taggers eagerly seeking their 15 minutes of fame, had plastered their names all over the Omega Building. I figured why not get some volunteers to restore the view of this gorgeous natural landscape? Many thanks to the firefighters and HHC volunteers who jumped in to help out.”.
HHC would like to especially thank the Honolulu Fire Fighters from the Kailua and Kaneohe Stations who graciously volunteered to spend off-duty time, and for some, after working all night, to paint over the graffiti that marred the beautiful view. Let’s hope that it stays “untagged” for a long while!
Healthy Hawaii Coalition has adopted the Omega Building, so if the taggers return, we will repaint it within 24 hours. Please contact us if you notice graffiti on the Omega Building- 778-4243.
Mahalo nui loa to:
- Kailua Fire Station - Captain Geoff Chang and Ryan Fernandez
- Kaneohe Fire Station - Captain Elliott Mattos, Roy Alvarado, Joe Souza, and Sean Kamai
- The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (land access) - Sam Moku and Kaipo Duncan