Renovated substation blessed, ready to serve

FIRST PHOTO: Kahu Kimokeo Kapahulehua blesses the entrance to the Maui Police Department’s recently renovated North Kihei Police Substation on Tuesday morning at the Kenolio Recreation Complex. Looking on is Maui Police Capt. Tivoli Faaumu.

SECOND PHOTO: Funds for the remodel came through a Project Safe Neighborhood grant, and labor was donated by members of the U.S. Army Reserve. The former substation had become substandard and was used as a storage room. Lacking county funds to renovate the substation, supporters found other ways, including obtaining the grant, donated labor and seeking help from neighboring businesses. “I think it’s a prime example of what a community can do to complete a project,” Faaumu said.