Hospital auxiliary volunteers raise $48,000 for MMMC

The volunteers of the Maui Memorial Hospital Auxiliary raised $48,000 to benefit Maui Memorial Medical Center.

The group presented the check to Wes Lo, hospital CEO, at a luncheon this month. The gift will be used for the purchase of 100 new over-the-bed tables, as well as five sleeper chairs. The chairs are used by families staying overnight at the hospital with their loved ones.

About 50 members of the group were present at the Class Act Restaurant at University of Hawaii Maui College for the installation of the organization’s officers. Elected for 2015 were: Amy Hanlon, president; Karl Stoerker, vice president; John Clark, secretary; and Linda Chong, treasurer. They also received an update from Lo on the status of Maui’s only acute-care hospital, followed by entertainment provided by Maui storyteller Kathy Collins.

Auxiliary funds come from the proceeds of the volunteer-run hospital gift shop, money raised at the recent Annual Harvest Sale and Silent Auction supported by the community, local businesses and the MMMC employees, and other donations. In addition to fundraising efforts, the group donated over 8,400 hours of time and service to the hospital during 2014.

People interested in volunteering may contact the auxiliary office at 244-2333 or