Rescue Tube Project

Rescue TubeIn Hawaii, nearly half the non-resident deaths are by drowning and about 80% of these occur in the ocean . Oahu’s east facing shores make Hawaii Kai one of the worst areas in our state for drownings (Ref. Page 10).

The use of rescue equipment makes a rescue safer for anyone attempting to assist a drowning victim. The primary piece of rescue equipment used by lifeguards is the rescue tube. (Ref. Page 2). Rescue tubes are easy to use for ordinary citizens in rescuing victims and cost effective to provide on a widespread basis.

The Hawaii Kai Lions Club is raising $8,000 for 100 rescue tubes to be distributed around Hawaii’s beaches. Whether you can donate $8 or $80, any amount will help save lives.

Click on the “Donate” button below to visit our Go Fund Me webpage to contribute:

The Hawaii Kai Lions Club is teaming with the Rescue Tube Foundation. Together we are dedicated to lowering the incidence of drowning by providing lifesaving sentinel flotation equipment (Rescue Tubes) at recreational aquatic environments in Hawaii and beyond.

It is the immediate intention of the Lions and the Foundation to install a sufficient number of Rescue Tubes on the beaches within reasonable distances of each other in order that the devices will be readily recognized and easily available to the swimming public.

Rescue Tubes Saving Lives in Hawaii

Rescue tubes are easy to use and have saved lives in Hawaii. Watch the June 7th, 2015 KHON 2 news clip how a rescue tube helped with a Kauai rescue.

Queen’s Bath Kauai Valentine’s Day Rescue 2016


The Hawaii Kai Lions Club is raising $8,000 for 100 rescue tubes to be distributed around Hawaii’s beaches. Whether you can donate $8 or $80, any amount will help save lives.

Click on the “Donate” button below to visit our Go Fund Me webpage to contribute:

How to use a Rescue Tube

The Hawaii Kai Lions Club is raising $8,000 for 100 rescue tubes to be distributed around Hawaii’s beaches. Whether you can donate $8 or $80, any amount will help save lives.

Click on the “Donate” button below to visit our Go Fund Me webpage to contribute:

Disclaimer regarding your donation:

*Your online donation through our Go Fund Me webpage is not tax deductible.

*We need to raise the $8,000 thru donations to the “Hawaii Kai Lions Club” ( Rescue Tube project). Then we purchase the tubes from the Rescue Tube Foundation (RTF).  These funds are specifically for rescue tubes on Oahu. These donations are not tax deductible for two reasons, Hawaii Kai Lions are not a 501c3 and also, goods (tubes) are being received.

*Donations to the Rescue Tube Foundation (RTF) are tax deductible but the are for the Foundations operating costs, advertising etc. You can contribute directly to RTF to support their organization. However, any donations to the RTF will not apply towards our $8,000 fundraising effort for the 100 rescue tubes.

Mahalo for your kokua!