Grants: Hale Makua KahuluiMonday, July 31, 2017
Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows:
American Savings Bank and Maui Electric Co., through the HEI Charitable Foundation, have awarded a total of $20,000 to Hale Makua Health Services to help procure and install a much-needed higher-capacity emergency generator at Hale Makua Kahului.
The new generator will address the safety and health care needs of hundreds of individuals who live at the Hale Makua Kahului nursing home and clients who attend the Adult Day Health program.
“We are very grateful for this grant,” said HMHS CEO Wesley Lo. “Having a reliable source of back-up power is vital to the safety and health of over 250 seniors and disabled individuals that we care for on a daily basis. The generator provides critical backup power to life-supporting medical equipment, fire detection, alarm and extinguishing systems and security monitoring systems which help keep our residents safe.”
An expansion to the Hale Makua Kahului facility in 2005 that added 16 beds for short-stay, in-patient rehab, and the addition of an electronic medical records system in 2014 have led to critical electricity needs dramatically increasing at Hale Makua Kahului, pushing the existing 400-kilowatt emergency generator near capacity. Donated funds will help with the purchase and installation of a 500-kW generator.
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A total of 10 grants totaling nearly $10,000 were awarded to Hawaii public schools and educational organizations from the Monsanto Hawaii Science Education Fund, a program established by The Monsanto Fund to support science education in Hawaii’s public schools.
Maui County recipients are Lahainaluna High School, Maui High School, Molokai Middle School and University of Hawaii Maui College.
Monsanto’s grant program is available on the islands of Oahu, Maui and Molokai, where Monsanto employees live and work. Public schools serving students in intermediate grades through college for educational purposes related to science are eligible to apply.
The next grant application deadline is Oct. 6.
Applications can be downloaded at www.monsantohawaii.com or by contacting Monsanto’s farm stations on Maui, 891-8830, or Molokai, 553-5070.
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