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Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers is Recipient of $25K Donation

October 14, 2021, 9:31 AM HST
* Updated October 14, 9:33 AM
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PC (L to R): Monique Ibarra – KHAKO; Ryan Nobriga- GM Westin KOR Villas; Candy McComb- Owner Westin KOR Villas; Vic Henry- Board Member & Owner Westin KOR Villas; Lisa Watford- Owner Westin KOR Villas; Mark Watford- Board Member & Owner Westin KOR Villas; John Gerding- Board Member & Owner Westin KOR Villas; Edna Kama – KHAKO; Jenny Reynolds- Owner Westin KOR Villas; Craig Reynolds- Board Member & Owner Westin KOR Villas; Angela Nolan- Board Member & Market GM for MVW; Craig McFarland- Board Member and Owner Westin KOR Villas; Nancy McFarland- Owner Westin KOR Villas

Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers, Inc., a shelter for homeless individuals on Maui, received two substantial donations totaling $25,000 from Kāʻanapali Ocean Resort Charitable Trust to assist with their mission of breaking the cycle of homelessness on Maui.

The funds will be used for client assistance with bus passes, work clothing and household items, as well as development of a Culinary Arts Job Training program, and miscellaneous operational expenses.

Ka Hale A Ke Ola – Homeless Resource Center in Wailuku. PC: County of Maui

“The ongoing generosity of Kāʻanapali Ocean Resort’s Charitable Trust has provided us with much needed funding during these difficult times. Their partnership is an amazing statement on their commitment to serving the Maui community and those who need a helping hand. We look forward to working with them to continue our programs,” said Monique Ibarra, Executive Director. “The Westside community and KORCT, takes such good care to support the social services offered to the guests at the Lahaina Shelter Facility. I am always in awe of the generosity of heart and resources that are continually offered. We are so grateful to be a part of this beloved community.”

Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers has been serving the homeless community in Maui County since 1986. Ka Hale A Ke Ola’s Wailuku and Lahaina locations provide safe and secure emergency shelter with nutritional meals served onsite and housing programs that assist as many as 1,500 individuals on Maui each year.

Additionally, Ka Hale A Ke Ola coordinates housing focused range of programs and services aimed at empowering individuals and families to become responsible, self-sufficient, and contributing members of the community. All case management services are geared to obtaining and maintaining permanent housing.

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Kāʻanapali Ocean Resort Charitable Trust’s mission is “to honor the people and spirit of Maui by meaningfully amplifying our voice through the Kāʻanapali Ocean Resort Foundation and Kāʻanapali Ocean Resort Charitable Trust, funded by contributions of property owners at the resort.”

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The mission of the charitable trust is to communicate and demonstrate hospitality and mālama to care for the Maui ʻohana by physically and financially supporting local community needs. By embracing unity and dignity of others, KOCT hopes to enhance the optimism, hope, and promise among Maui and its people.

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