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Saltchuk Hawaii Companies Grant $15,000 to Support Hospice Maui’s Facilities Expansion Project

April 24, 2014

(Wailuku, HI) – Saltchuk, a family owned company, and the parent company of Aloha Air Cargo, Hawaii/Maui Petroleum, Ohana Fuels, Minit Stop, Young Brothers, and Foss Hawaii has granted $15,000 to Hospice Maui toward their Facilities Expansion Project.  Hospice Maui’s project includes Maui’s first residential Hospice Home as well as a new Hospice Care Coordination Center, a $3.5 million dollar project that is expected to break ground in 2014.

Maui Hospice check presentation“The owners and management of Saltchuk are committed to supporting the communities in which we do business,” stated Saltchuk Regional Giving Committee member Kimo Haynes, President of Maui and Hawaii Petroleum, “the Saltchuk Hawaii Companies chose to support this project because we believe in Hospice Maui’s mission and feel that their Facilities Expansion project will have a positive impact on the health of the entire island community of Maui.”

In the last 12 months, Hospice Maui has served 330 patients and over 1,300 patient family members and caregivers.  And over this same time period, Hospice Maui’s average daily census has doubled from serving an average of 30 patients (and their family members) in a typical day, to over 60.  Hospice Maui’s facilities expansion project will allow Hospice Maui to serve many more seriously ill residents on Maui each year and improve access to the most appropriate and specialized care for the terminally ill.   The Hospice Care Coordination Center will address the increased need for adequate space for the coordination of hospice care in the many settings we serve.

“Speaking on behalf of our Board of Directors, our staff, our volunteers, and the patients and families whom we serve, I am grateful to Saltchuk for their most generous gift.  This project has been a wonderful example of an entire community coming together for a common goal.  We have received generous support from the State of Hawaii, the County of Maui, as well as many private individuals, corporations, and foundations,” stated Dr. Greg LaGoy, Hospice Maui’s CEO, “The timing of this gift from the Saltchuk Hawaii Companies is fantastic, because it arrived in time to be generously matched by the Harold K. L. Castle Foundation and will have double the impact!”  Earlier this year the Harold K. L. Castle Foundation provided a Hospice Maui with a $100,000 matching grant challenge.   The challenge runs through the month of December, 2014.  All new gifts to Hospice Maui toward this project, that arrive by December 31st, 2014, will be matched.  To learn more about this project, the matching grant challenge, or hospice care, visit www.HospiceMaui.org or call 808-244-5555.

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