Maui Mediation Services Benefits from Ohana Fuels Donation
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 Hawai‘i 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.”