‘Ohana Fuels Donates $7K to Maui’s Aloha House

August 29, 2017, 7:47 PM HST · Updated August 29, 7:51 PM
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Local nonprofit Aloha House received a $7,116 donation from ʻOhana Fuels as part of Hawaiʻi Petroleum’s “Fuel up. Do good.” Community Giving Program.

Hawaiʻi Petroleum President Kimo Haynes, Aloha House CEO Jud Cunningham and Hawaiʻi Petroleum Marketing Representative Laura Alfonso, at Aloha House’s Residential Treatment Program campus in Makawao.

Aloha House was chosen to receive a portion of all TOP TIER gasoline purchases made at any of the eight ʻOhana Fuels locations on Maui between April 1 and June 30, 2017.

ʻOhana Fuels also provided space and materials for two car washes at their Wākea Avenue Minit Stop gas station during the three month period, which raised an additional $398.

Aloha House helps more than 6,000 people each year through its substance abuse and mental health treatment programs.

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Residential and outpatient programs include a medically monitored detox facility, substance abuse/addiction treatment, a sober living program, crisis outreach services, family therapy services, community based case management and Maui Counseling Group clinic.

“We are tremendously grateful to ʻOhana Fuels for choosing Aloha House as one of its recipient organizations,” said Aloha House Chief Executive Officer, Jud Cunningham. “Funds raised will help ensure that under-served individuals and families can access our services in order to accomplish their recovery, vocational and personal goals. We strive to remove barriers to treatment, and this donation will help us cover the costs of providing care to individuals who otherwise would not be able to get help due to lack of financial resources.”

Aloha House’s two partner agencies – Maui Youth & Family Services and Mālama Family Recovery Center – were chosen as ʻOhana Fuels’ “Fuel up. Do good.” program recipients in 2013 and 2015.

“This most recent donation shows just how deeply dedicated the ʻOhana Fuels team is to making a difference in their community,” said Frances Duberstein, Aloha House/Maui Youth & Family Services/Mālama Family Recovery Center Development Coordinator. “We deeply appreciate that ʻOhana Fuels understands that each of our agencies plays a unique, yet significant role in helping individuals and families affected by behavioral health and other related issues.”

ʻOhana Fuels first began the “Fuel up. Do good.” Community Giving Program in 2012 as part of its commitment to supporting organizations with missions important to its customers. Each year four different nonprofits or community groups on Maui and four on the Big Island are selected as beneficiary organizations.

ʻOhana Fuels is Hawaiāi Petroleum’s retail fuel brand at eight stations on the island of Maui, and 10 stations on Hawaiʻi Island.

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