Our programs are based upon relationships. From relationships with other agency partners to provide accessible services to the homeless and low income families, to the relationships with the people we serve whom we call our neighbors. Project D.A.T.E.'s mission to transform lives is contingent upon this foundation of building relationships.
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Raymond Black III
Pastor & President - Living The Word Ministries
Vice President & Director of Project Management - Anthology Marketing Group
Retiree - Community Volunteer
Vice President & Appraisal Manager - Central Pacific Bank
Board of Directors
Project D.A.T.E was established as a 501(c)(3) organization in October, 2008 by Raymond Black, III with a vision to transform the lives of those that were homeless under the bridges of Nimitz highway.
In 2007, Living The Word Ministries started a food pantry with the partnership of Hawaii Food Bank serving three times a week. That year participation grew from approximately 10-15 people to almost 100+ people. On January 2008, due to the increased need hot meals were instituted three times a week. Seeing this simple endeavor take on a life of its own, Pastor Black decided it was time to establish Project D.A.T.E. solely dedicated to transforming lives.
Since the establishment of Project D.A.T.E. additional partnerships were formed to provide advocacy, medical & educational support, housing and much more.