Ohana Fuels Program Benefits Mental Health America of Hawai‘i
The Maui office of Mental Health America of Hawai‘i (MHA-Maui) has been selected as the upcoming beneficiary of the Ohana Fuels’ Fuel Up. Do Good program.
Ohana Fuels partners with nonprofit organizations serving the needs of the local community, and donates a portion of the proceeds from every gallon of gasoline purchased at Ohana Fuels stations in that community. For the months of July through September 2018 the donation will go to the Maui office of Mental Health America of Hawai‘i.
The largely volunteer MHA-Maui branch was founded in 1972. It serves all three islands through its mission of promoting mental wellness through education, advocacy and service. Danielle Bergan, MHA-Maui Community Coordinator, said, “We want to encourage all of our ohana and community to support us by gassing up at Ohana Fuels during these next three months. Like many non-profits, funding is tight and we deeply appreciate Ohana Fuels’ generosity as it will help support our mission of supporting community members affected by mental illness.”
“We endeavor to reduce the stigma of mental illness and to empower those affected by it by improving their overall care and treatment,” said Bergan. “Through our leadership, we expand mental health awareness, understanding and action. We advocate to ensure that all people affected by mental health problems including children, adults, elders and their families have the services they need.
“We are excited to announce that we will be partnering with Mental Health America of Hawai‘i as our next Fuel up.Do good. beneficiary,” said Kimo Haynes, president of Hawai‘i Petroleum. He added, “We look forward to continuing our Fuel up. Do Good. program into the future, and to offering support to the exceptional organizations serving our community.