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First Responders Take Hats Off for Maui Red Cross

March 14, 2013, 9:30 AM HST
* Updated March 14, 10:40 AM
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Red Cross Volunteers Barbara Jean Eberly, Arleen Carvalho, Maui County Director Michele Liberty, and Shannon Pyland. Courtesy Photo, Maui Red Cross.

Red Cross Volunteers Barbara Jean Eberly, Arlene Carvalho, Maui County Director Michele Liberty, and Shannon Pyland. Courtesy Photo, Maui Red Cross.

By Wendy Osher

First responders on Maui will take their Hats Off, to raise funds for the Hawaii Red Cross during a fundraising event on March 15-17, 2013.

Off duty firefighters, military, and other volunteers will participate in the event, asking the public to fill their hats with donations for the Red Cross.

Volunteers will collect donations this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at Kahului Walmart between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  The larger event will be held on Saturday, March 16, at the Maui Mall entrance outside of Whole Foods Market in Kahului, at the Hasegawa General Store in Hana, and at Friendly Market on Molokai.

Donations may also be made online at, via credit card by calling 739-8133, or by sending a check to the American Red Cross, 45 North Market Street, Suite A, Wailuku, HI 96793.


“In Maui County, our Red Cross volunteers respond to everyday disasters like house fires and floods, providing emergency assistance and emotional support to those affected,” said Michele Liberty, Maui Red Cross County Director.


“Whether it’s an earthquake or winter storm, the Red Cross will be there. Because we are not a government agency, we rely on the generosity and aloha from the people in Maui County to help us provide these critical services for our community,” said Liberty.

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