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Rotarians complete community service projects

By Staff | Aug 13, 2020

From left, Rotary Club of Lahaina members Rick Nava, Michel Roy, Joe Park and Fereshteh Tali collect school supplies.

LAHAINA – Thanks to their West Side community partnerships, the Rotary Club of Lahaina and Lahaina Rotary Youth Foundation completed community service projects on the weekend of Aug. 1-2.

A community beach cleanup with The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach was conducted Aug. 1 from 8 to 9 a.m. Over ten large bags of beach debris were collected by volunteers and Rotary Club of Lahaina members.

“Thank you for helping us clean-up Kaanapali Beach,” said Mila Salvador, the club’s Community Service Committee chair.

Next, Rotary volunteers set-up their annual school supply donation area at Lahaina Cannery Mall. RCL partnered with Lahaina Cannery Mall management, CVS/Longs and community contributors. Efforts ran on Aug. 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aside from standard student supplies, people gave noticeably more anti-bacterial hand soaps and facial tissues to address COVID-19 classroom hygiene best practices.

Large bags of beach debris were collected from Kaanapali Beach on Aug. 1.

Rick Nava, RCL treasurer, commented, “Here on West Maui, we’re very fortunate to have a very generous community that is very supportive when it comes to educating our keikis.”