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The Maui Farm benefits from Na Holo Wahine run/walk

By Staff | Jun 8, 2017

Staff from The Maui Farm accept a $1,000 check from Valley Isle Road Runners on the grounds of the agency’s educational farm. Pictured, from left, are: Residential Programs Assistant Ihilani Catugal; VIRR President Jon Emerson; Farm-based Programs Coordinator Maria Leon; Executive Director Paula Ambre; and VIRR Vice President Jim Lynch. PHOTO BY THE MAUI FARM.

KAHULUI – The Maui Farm Inc. received a donation of $1,000 from the proceeds of the 38th annual Women’s Na Holo Wahine run/walk presented by Valley Isle Road Runners recently in Keopuolani Park.

The funds will support The Maui Farm’s Family Strengthening Program, to provide transitional housing and life skills training for Maui families who have been displaced due to domestic violence and economic challenges, and offering support toward self-sufficiency.

“The Maui Farm cannot be successful in our work without the support of our community,” said Executive Director Paula Ambre.

“We are honored by the opportunity to partner with Valley Isle Road Runners, Maui’s nonprofit running club since 1970, in continuing to offer Na Holo Wahine for women and girls to challenge themselves through running and walking. We were very impressed with the field this year, with 126 participants ranging in ages from 10 to 70-plus, and we extend our congratulations to all the finishers.”

“The Maui Farm is doing wonderful things for displaced families, providing an environment to learn and turn their lives around for the positive. To be able to help in some small way to support such a remarkable community organization is truly an honor,” said Jim Lynch, vice president of Valley Isle Road Runners.

The Maui Farm provides farm-based, family-centered residential and educational programs that teach essential life skills for self-sufficient living.

Funding for The Maui Farm Inc. comes from the County of Maui, Maui United Way, and broad-based community support from foundations, individuals, businesses and community organizations.

For more information, contact The Maui Farm at 579-8271 or view the website at www.themauifarm.org.