The Loque Ohana would like to thank all our friends and family for your continued support during this difficult time. We appreciate your prayers, kind words and support as we fight for better health for Kim Loque. We would like to especially thank Jan Jacintho, Diane Loui, Robin Vierra, Althea Oshiro, Priscilla Baloaloa and Gloria Vierra for organizing the wonderful fundraiser. The funds helped defray the costs of travel for treatment.
We know so many other people have helped in different ways, and although we haven't mentioned them here, please know how grateful and humbled we are.
Kim, Rodney, Kawehi and Colton Loque, Sherri Dodson
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In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 15-21), all of us here at Hospice Maui wish to extend our deep and heartfelt appreciation for our volunteers who share the gifts of their precious time and talents. Your acts of compassion both large and small allow our patients and their families a level of comfort and companionship that make the difference at a very critical point in their lives.
Hospice volunteers often serve patients and families at the bedside, listening and talking story, providing light massage/Reiki or playing music. Volunteers also provide support with food shopping for families, helping in the office, fundraising or carpentry work. Our Hospice Maui volunteers bring compassionate service to our community in these ways and more!
At Hospice Maui, we have more than 60 volunteers donating well over 3,000 hours per year. This is not only a generous gift to those we serve, but also their efforts help keep the cost of health care down. Volunteers play a vital role in the hospice philosophy of care and ensure that a hospice program has roots deep in the community.
For those interested in learning more about Hospice Maui or volunteer opportunities, please visit www.hospicemaui.org or call 244-5555.
Connie Castillo-Walsh, coordinator of volunteer services
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H.P. Baldwin High School would like to thank all the businesses/organizations for attending our 2nd annual Bear Affair. The event was held in gym March 8. It was a success, as we had more than 50 booths and 1,200 students who attended. We appreciate you all for giving up your time to educate our students. Thank you again, and we hope to see you all again next year!
Nicole Sardinha and Kiana Tom, co-chairpersons,
and the Bear Affair Committee
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Thank you to Maui Petroleum Inc. for choosing Maui Youth & Family Services as the beneficiary nonprofit organization to receive a portion of the proceeds from sales of its Ohana Fuels gasoline brand from April 1 until June 30. Money from Ohana Fuels sales at the Kahului, Makawao and Pukalani Minit Stop gas stations will help us accomplish our mission of empowering youth and families challenged with behavioral issues to become responsible, self-fulfilled and contributing members of the community. A special mahalo to Maui Petroleum Inc. General Manager Steve Wetter for his support.
Maui Youth & Family Services provides individualized treatment, education and emergency and long-term services, with an emphasis on rebuilding families, to youth affected by substance abuse, addiction and mental health issues. MYFS works with Aloha House and Malama Family Recovery Center to ensure that every individual has the help needed to achieve and maintain a foundation for lasting recovery and well-being. Our work is not possible without the support of individuals and businesses in our community, and we deeply appreciate Maui Petroleum Inc.'s generosity.
Frances Duberstein, development coordinator, Aloha House, Maui Youth & Family Services and
Malama Family Recovery Center