Maui Business

Fuel to Fund Kupuna Program

October 10, 2013, 9:10 AM HST
* Updated October 10, 11:57 AM
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ʻOhana Fuels on Wakea Avenue in Kahului. Photo by Wendy Osher.

ʻOhana Fuels on Wakea Avenue in Kahului. Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

The non-profit Hale Makua Health Services on Maui will benefit from fuel sales at participating ʻOhana Fuels gas stations through the end of the year, under a partnership announced today.

The non-profit says the donation will assist with long-term care residents who cannot afford the cost of living at a nursing home. Proceeds will also help the organization’s mission to improve care through personalized health services, the agency said.

Under the partnership, a portion of each ʻOhana Fuels gasoline purchase on the island of Maui will be donated to Hale Makua through Dec. 31, 2013.

Participating locations include ʻOhana Fuels stations on: Wakea Avenue in Kahului, Makawao Avenue, and Haleakalā Highway in Pukalani.

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Hale Makua Health Services was established 67 years ago, as a home for elder residents who had no one to care for them, or the means to pay for care.

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The human services agency employes more than 450 people on Maui, through home care, rehab, out-patient, adult day care, and two residential facilities.

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