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Celebrity Carwash Raises Four Thousand Dollars in Four Hours

May 3, 2011, 8:44 AM HST
* Updated May 3, 9:45 AM
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By Wendy Osher

Mick Fleetwood, legendary drummer and co-founding member of the iconic band, Fleetwood Mac, gets soapy for Japan with Maui Fire Department Chief Jeffrey Murray (behind Fleetwood), The Throwdowns’ Ian Hollingsworth (right), and Screenwriter Brian Kohne (back facing camera).

The Aloha for Japan Celebrity Car Wash held over the weekend at the Ho’ole’a Terrace raised an estimated $4,000 in four hours.  The funds raised are going towards the American Red Cross tsunami and earthquake relief efforts in Japan.

Over the course of the event, more than 100 cars were soaped up and sprayed down by dozens of volunteers, including familiar names such as Mick Fleetwood, Henry Kapono and Marty Dread.

The car wash was held at Ho’ole’a Terrace at Kehalani, the island’s newest community from Maui developer Stanford Carr.  Laurie Lee, principal broker for the property, credited the generosity of the Maui community for the success of the event.

“Aloha lives on Maui,” said Lee. “Many showed their aloha with their wallets, and many more by donating their time to lend a hand for the greater good. Our most sincere appreciation goes out to our family of volunteers and our island community. It’s because of them we surpassed our fundraising goals and are able to send a little aloha to our extended ‘ohana across the Pacific,” said Lee.

Maui Fire Department’s Engine 1 Wailuku Squad helps dry cars with ladies of Hui Lanakila, who also performed at the event.

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