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Habitat for Humanity Maui benefits from Ohana Fuels’ donation

By Staff | Aug 25, 2016

Ohana Fuels’ President Kimo Haynes (left) and Marketing Representative Laura Alfonso (right) present Habitat for Humanity Maui staff — from left, Karen Motooka, Sherri Dodson and Cherice De Rego — with a donation check for $8,431.41 as part of the “Fuel Up. Do Good” program.

WAILUKU – Habitat for Humanity Maui was the most recent beneficiary of Ohana Fuels’ “Fuel Up. Do Good” program.

Ohana Fuels partners with nonprofit organizations that serve the needs of the local community and donates a portion of every gallon of gasoline and diesel purchased at all Ohana Fuels stations in that community.

A portion of all second quarter sales at all Ohana Fuels locations in the amount of $8,431.41 was recently donated to Habitat for Humanity Maui.

“We are extremely grateful to receive such generous support from Ohana Fuels and their customers. We will utilize this donation for our ‘A Brush With Kindness’ program, which allows us to renovate substandard housing and make critical repairs for homeowners who otherwise couldn’t afford to make the needed repairs themselves,” said Max Tornai, community relations director for Habitat Maui.

Habitat for Humanity Maui was incorporated in 1996 and officially became an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International in 1997. Habitat has since built or renovated over 105 homes on Maui and Lanai, providing safe and affordable housing for over 400 local people.

Habitat’s mission is to build decent housing and to renovate substandard housing on Maui in partnership with community volunteers and potential homeowners, so that homelessness and substandard housing on Maui are eliminated.

“At Ohana Fuels, we are proud to support local nonprofit organizations through our ‘Fuel Up. Do Good.’ community giving program,” said Kimo Haynes, president of Hawaii Petroleum.

“We value the exceptional work these non-profits do to help local residents and neighborhoods. We look forward to offering continued support through our sponsorship programs.”