Community care van set to make a debut
"A Cup of Cold Water, A Community Care Van" will launch its first run following a 9 a.m. service and blessing Oct. 13 at Trinity-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church.
The church is at 100 Kulanihakoi St. in Kihei.
A shared dream of Maui's four Episcopal churches, the van is an "old-fashioned" human needs outreach to serve the community's poor and needy, according to an announcement. Volunteers on the van will deliver water, basic food, clothing and comfort.
It took nine months to raise startup funding and recruit more than 25 volunteers, according to the announcement. Other pre-launch work included training in homeless outreach, developing an operations plan, creating and stocking a storage and distribution site and acquiring a van.
Initially, the van will make three runs a week to South, Central and West Maui.
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The volunteers have been inspired by "the dedication of other faith-based community efforts that have been serving the homeless on Maui for many years."
To volunteer, make a donation or learn more, call 419-1637 or send email to email@example.com.
"A Cup of Cold Water" is seeking tax-exempt, nonprofit status from the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3).
Women's seminar to be held Oct. 12; free
Pukalani Baptist Church will host "Marriage Matters," a free women's seminar, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 12.
"Women from various backgrounds will gather to worship Christ Jesus, learn more about him, enjoy his people, and have fun," according to an announcement.
"All women are invited: single, separated, divorced and married."
Pukalani Baptist's Naomi Ashman and Reynelle Murayama will share, along with Valley Isle Fellowship Church's Wanda-Jeanne Blondo.
Lunch is included.