100 Men Who Care Maui Donate to Habitat for Humanity

September 19, 2016, 2:09 PM HST · Updated September 19, 2:09 PM
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Habitat for Humanity Maui.

Habitat for Humanity Maui.

The 100 Men Who Care Maui has selected Habitat for Humanity Maui as this quarter’s recipient of the group’s funding.

The 100 Men Who Care Maui is a giving circle in which members nominate local organizations for possible funding. The group meets four times a year to jointly vote for a local charity or not-for-profit organization. Each member agrees to write a $100 check to the selected organization and watches how the group’s commitment turns into a $10,000 or more donation.

“We are so appreciative to have been selected to receive donations from the 100 Men Who Care group here on Maui,” said community relations director Max Tornai. “These funds go a long way in helping us make critical safety repairs for homeowners who otherwise couldn’t afford them. Often our homeowners are kupuna on a fixed income. Habitat Maui is able to organize volunteers, deal with the logistics of buying and delivering materials, and oversee construction so that the homeowner is able to get the needed repairs done quickly”.

Habitat Maui also utilizes donations to build new housing, and is in the process of building new home in Waiehu and its first new home on Lānaʻi. Habitat Maui additionally has upcoming plans for homes in Lahaina and Hāna.

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Habitat for Humanity Maui was incorporated in 1996 and officially became an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International in 1997.

To date, Habitat has built and renovated 108 houses on Maui, providing safe and affordable homes for over 400 people in our local community.

The organization’s mission is to build decent housing and to renovate substandard housing on Maui in partnership with community volunteers and potential homeowners so that homelessness and substandard housing on Maui is eliminated.

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