The Hawaii Red Cross has been selected as the upcoming beneficiary of the Ohana Fuels ‘Fuel up. Do Good.’ Program. Ohana Fuels partners with nonprofit organizations that serve the needs of the local community, and donates a portion of every gallon of gasoline purchased at all Ohana Fuels stations in that community. During the months of October thru December 2016 a portion of all sales at all Maui Ohana fuels locations will be donated to the Hawaii Red Cross.
On Saturday, November 19th, from 9:00am to 1:00pm, the Maui Red Cross will also be holding a car wash at the Kahului Ohana Fuels location (85 S. Wakea Avenue, Kahului, HI 96732). All proceeds from the car wash will go the American Red Cross of Hawaii.
“We are so honored to be chosen as the beneficiary for this great community program”, said Michele Liberty, Director of the Maui Red Cross. “We encourage our neighbors and friends to fill up their tanks at any Ohana Fuels locations throughout October to December to help us give hope to those in need. We are not a government agency and rely on the generosity and support of Hawaii’s people to provide our critical services to our community.”
In Maui County, the Red Cross works tirelessly to help when disaster strikes, when someone needs the comfort of a helping hand. Last fiscal year, the Red Cross on Maui responded to 12 home fires, helping 39 family members get back on their feet and start rebuilding their lives after tragedy struck. The Maui Red Cross also opened 2 shelters due to brush fires; sheltering residents who needed to evacuate or were unable to return to their residences.
To help prepare residents and build stronger and more resilient communities, the Maui Red Cross installed 78 smoke alarms last fiscal year, making 28 homes safer. They also taught disaster preparedness to 293 keiki, through Pillowcase Project Presentations.
“We are excited to announce we will be partnering with the Hawaii Red Cross as our next ‘Fuel up. Do good.’ Beneficiary,” said Kimo Haynes, President of Hawaii Petroleum. “We value the exceptional work the Red Cross does to help our local Ohana. We look forward to offering continued support in the community through our ‘Fuel up. Do good.’ Program.”
About the American Red Cross:
The Red Cross is a non-profit humanitarian organization which provides assistance to meet the immediate emergency needs of those affected by disasters. All Red Cross assistance to disaster victims is free. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it depends on public contributions to help others. Your gift supports the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross in your community, across the country and around the world. To send a contribution, mail your check to American Red Cross, 4155 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816 or make a secure online donation at redcross.org/hawaii or call (808) 739-8109.
About Ohana Fuels:
Ohana Fuels is Hawaii Petroleum’s retail fuel brand that provides competitively priced, quality fuels at safe, clean, and convenient locations including eight stations on the island of Maui, and eight stations on the island of Hawaii. Certified as a TOP TIER™ fuel provider, Ohana Fuels meets the premier standard of gasoline for optimum performance and fuel efficiency. Hawaii Petroleum is committed to making a positive contribution to the communities in which our Ohana Fuels stations operate, and gives local residents a way to support the community with every tank of gas they purchase. Learn more at www.ohanafuels.com.