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Volunteers raise $48,000 for Maui Memorial Medical Center

By Staff | Jan 8, 2015

Wes Lo, CEO of Maui Memorial Medical Center, receives a check for $48,000 from Maui Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Treasurer Linda Chong (center) and President Amy Hanlon.

WAILUKU – Volunteers of the Maui Memorial Hospital Auxiliary (MMHA) raised $48,000 to benefit Maui Memorial Medical Center (MMMC).

The group presented the check to Wes Lo, hospital CEO, at a luncheon held recently.

The gift will be used toward the purchase of 100 new over-the-bed tables, as well as five sleeper chairs. The chairs are used by families staying overnight at the hospital with their loved ones.

About 50 members of the group were present at the Class Act Restaurant at the University of Hawaii Maui College for the installation of the organization’s officers. Elected for 2015 were Amy Hanlon, president; Karl Stoerker, vice president; John Clark, secretary; and Linda Chong, treasurer.

They also received an update from Lo on the status of Maui’s only hospital, followed by entertainment by Maui storyteller Kathy Collins.

Auxiliary funds come from the proceeds of the volunteer-run Hospital Gift Shop; Annual Harvest Sale and Silent Auction supported by the community, local businesses, and MMMC employees; and other donations.

In addition to their fundraising efforts, the group donated more than 8,400 hours of time and service to the hospital during 2014.

Volunteers are always needed. Those interested are encouraged to join by calling the auxiliary at 244-2333 or e-mailing ahanlon@hhsc.org.