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Small army of volunteers needed for Maui County Tropic Care 2018

By Staff | Jul 26, 2018

Maui residents will have a rare opportunity to take advantage of free medical care during Maui County Tropic Care 2018 on Aug. 11-19.

Slated in Lahaina and throughout Maui County, Tropic Care 2018 will offer physicals, eye exams and eyeglasses, and dental exams, fillings and extractions – all at no cost. Identification cards and insurance are not needed.

These services will be offered at Waiola Church at 535 Wainee St. in Lahaina on Aug. 11-19, with shifts from 7:30 a.m. to noon and 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This free, noble effort will need many volunteers.

“Maui County appreciates your willingness to help. Your time, your smile and your effort will make a difference helping those who need these services in our community. The goal is to make this year’s Tropic Care 2018 a success. So far, Lahaina only has 14 volunteers, and we need 144. Lahaina is a special place. Make a difference,” a West Maui volunteer wrote last week.

People can learn about different volunteer roles and sign up online to volunteer at signup.com/Group/962851380090/ (scroll down to Lahaina or a location near you, read the descriptions and select a station). No politicking will be allowed at any of the Tropic Care 2018 sites.

The U.S. Military, Department of Defense, state Department of Health and County of Maui are participating in the event, which is an opportunity for the military to practice readiness training.

Thank them for bringing no-cost health care to Maui residents and stop by if you need a check-up.