Saltchuk Hawai'i Companies, a family owned company and the parent company of Aloha Air Cargo, Hawai'i/Maui Petroleum, Ohana Fuels, Minit Stop, Young Brothers and Foss Hawai'i, has granted $15,000 to Hospice Maui toward its Facilities Expansion Project. Hospice Maui's project includes Maui's first residential Hospice Home as well as a new Hospice Care Coordination Center. The $3.5 million dollar project is expected to break ground this year.
"The owners and management of Saltchuk are committed to supporting the communities in which we do business," said Saltchuk Regional Giving Committee Member Kimo Haynes, president of Maui and Hawai'i Petroleum. "The Saltchuk Hawai'i 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. The Facilities Expansion Project will enable 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," said Hospice Maui CEO Dr. Greg LaGoy.
Earlier this year the Harold K. L. Castle Foundation provided Hospice Maui with a $100,000 matching grant challenge that runs through December.
To learn more about this project, the matching grant challenge, or hospice care, visit www.HospiceMaui.org or call 244-5555.