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Memorial Fund Established for Lāna‘i Plane Crash

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By Maui Now Staff

The County of Maui has established a memorial fund for the victims and families of a fatal Lāna‘i plane crash in February that claimed the lives of three individuals and left three others injured, county officials announced today.

The “Maui County Remembers” fund was established by Pūlama Lāna‘i to provide financial assistance to the families of those who perished or were injured in the Feb. 26, 2014, incident.

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Pūlama Lāna‘i Chief Operating Officer Kurt Matsumoto issued a statement today saying, “Our hearts go out to the families who have lost loved ones and those who were injured in this tragic accident. This fund was created to aid the victims and their families during this difficult time of recovery and healing.”

County officials say all funds will be allocated to assist crash victims and their families.

Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa also expressed gratitude for Pūlama Lāna‘i’s assistance and the “outpouring of support” for the victims’ families. He credited Pūlama Lāna‘i for facilitating the process to provide direct financial support to those affected by the tragedy.

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Donation checks should be made payable to “Maui County Remembers,” with donations being accepted at any Bank of Hawaiʻi branch.

Online donations are being accepted through May 31, 2014 with any major credit card or PayPal here.

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