"The auditorium is the center of our community," said Carganilla.
He said the collapse will affect countless events and functions, such as graduations for feeder schools, community events, regular services for the New Hope church, and much more.
"There was a freshman assembly planned this morning for 500 kids. It could have been devastating," said Matayoshi.
"The support well-wishes have been great, but now need to do assessment and plan accordingly, because this is a facility used by everyone, and I know this will take a long time to fix," said Carganilla.