Maui Business

Young Brothers and Hawaiian Tug & Barge Offering Grants

October 22, 2013, 1:09 PM HST
* Updated October 22, 5:00 PM
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Young Brothers barge, file photo by Wendy Osher.

Young Brothers barge, file photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Grant applications for awards of up to $2,500 each are being accepted for the Community Gift Giving Program through Young Brothers, Limited and Hawaiian Tug & Barge, the company announced today.

The grants are specifically for non-profit community organizations on the islands of Maui, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi.

Criteria required for consideration includes the following: IRS approval under Section 501 (c) 3 with an organization purpose related to health, education, civic and community service, youth activities, cultural enrichment, environment, or special community projects.

The program was established in 2001 to provide recognition and support to charitable community organizations in Hawaiʻi.

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Since its inception, the company says the program has contributed more than $799,900 to 832 non-profit organizations throughout the state, including $305,000 to 277 organizations in Maui County.

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Members of the Maui County Community Advisory Board include: Roy Katsuda, chairperson; Sandy Baz and Jo-Ann Ridao of Maui; and Alberta de Jetley of Lānaʻi.

Application forms and information are available at the Young Brothers Hawaiʻi website or by calling Hale Mahaolu at 872-4100.

Young Brothers, Limited, operates in Hawaiʻi as a water carrier, with port calls in Honolulu, Hilo, Kawaihae, Kahului, Kaumalapau, Kaunakakai, and Nāwiliwili. The company employs an estimated 340 individuals throughout the state.

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Hawaiian Tug & Barge provides contract towing service, ship assists, barge charters and related marine services throughout the Hawaiian islands, according to company information.

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