Nā Hoaloha benefits from Ohana Fuels $6,836.38 donation

Maui – Nā Hoaloha was the most recent beneficiary of the Ohana Fuels ‘Fuel Up. Do Good’ program. Ohana Fuels partners with nonprofit organizations that serve the needs of the local community and donates a portion of the proceeds from every gallon of gasoline purchased at Ohana Fuels stations in that community. Second quarter sales resulted in a donation to Na Hoaloha in the amount of $6,836.38.

Nā Hoaloha (Loving Friends) is a grassroots organization whose mission is to provide compassionate care to seniors and persons with disabilities to help them remain independent and to enhance their quality of life. “Kupuna in rural areas are challenged in accessing resources and have a greater risk of isolation. The contributions received from the ‘Fuel Up. Do Good.’ community giving program from Ohana Fuels, and the car wash revenue, will go far in supporting Nā Hoaloha’s rural development and outreach program,” said Judy Guajardo, Volunteer Coordinator for Nā Hoaloha. “Falls Risk Assessments, Telephone Reassurance and Early Detection for Dementia are a few of the services that can make a big difference in helping a senior live longer and healthier. We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Ohana Fuels in such a meaningful way.”

Pictured left to right: Kimo Haynes, President, of Hawaii Petroleum;, King Van Nostrand, President,. Nā Hoaloha Board of Directors;, Judy Guajardo, Volunteer Coordinator;, Mara Lockwood, Treasurer,. Nā Hoaloha Board of Directors;, Fern Crum, Kupuna Support Volunteer;, JoAnn Rockwell, Volunteer;, Pua Pahukoa, Program Assistant; and Anstin Rodrigues, Account Manager, for Hawaii Petroleum.

Kimo Haynes, President of Hawaii Petroleum said, “At Ohana Fuels we are happy to give back to the community through our ‘Fuel Up. Do Good.’ program.” He added, ”These organizations provide exceptional, and much needed, services that help local residents and neighborhoods. We pledge our continued support through our sponsorship programs.”

Ohana Fuels is Hawaii Petroleum’s retail fuel brand that provides competitively priced, quality fuels at safe, clean and convenient locations including eight stations on the Island of Maui, and eleven stations on the Island of Hawaii. Certified as a “TOP TIER” fuel provider, Ohana Fuels meets the premier standard of gasoline for optimum performance and fuel efficiency. Hawaii Petroleum is committed to making a positive contribution to the communities in which our Ohana Fuels stations operate, and gives local residents a way to support the community with every tank of gas they purchase. Learn more at www.ohanafuels.com.

Maui Mediation Services benefits from Ohana Fuels $6,412.17 donation

(Wailuku) – Maui Mediation Services (MMS) was the most recent beneficiary of the Ohana Fuels “Fuel Up. Do Good.“ community giving program. Ohana Fuels partners with nonprofit organizations that serve the needs of the local community, and donates a portion of the proceeds from every gallon of gasoline and diesel purchased at Ohana Fuels stations in that community. Maui Mediation Services’ donation included $6,034.17 from first quarter sales, plus an additional $378 in carwash proceeds.

MMS, which started as the Maui Neighborhood Justice Center, has been providing mediation services to Maui County for more than 35 years. Volunteer mediators facilitate a confidential process where two or more people meet to work out mutually acceptable solutions to their problems. The organization now routinely receives more than half of its cases as referrals from Hawaii State Courts. They also provide conflict resolution training opportunities for youth and for the workplace, as well as anger management sessions and meeting facilitation services.

“We gratefully acknowledge the support of Ohana Fuels and Hawaii Petroleum President Kimo Haynes,” said Bevanne Bowers, MMS Executive Director. “Ohana Fuels seeks to create positive change in the communities where they do business, and that philosophy of neighbors helping neighbors is what Maui Mediation Services was built on.”