Maui Visitor Industry Supports the Maui Homeless Community

Maui Visitor Industry Supports the Maui Homeless Community

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WAILUKU, MAUI – On June 5th, the Visitor Industry and Maui Hotel & Lodging Association (MHLA) responded to Maui District Health Office’s (MDHO) Donation Request for Homeless Outreach to serve the needs of the congregate populations of domestic violence, substance abuse and homeless shelters. Due to logistics, MDHO is seeking assistance from the community to provide essential items for the next two weeks of outreach.

MHLA successfully delivered $2,500 worth of feminine hygiene products, individual use bacitracin, hydrogen peroxide, disinfectant wipes, bandaids, razors, deodorant, soap bars, laundry detergent, sunscreen, chapstick, toothpaste, floss and can openers to the MDHO on High Street in Wailuku. The Maui Beach Hotel has committed further contribution of home items such as towels.

"The Maui District Health Office thanks MHLA and all our community partners for standing in the gap with us, whether it be by service or donation,” said Sherrie McKeown, Infection Preventionist. “Together we build a better tomorrow for all who call Maui County home.”

MHLA encourages the Maui community to join in and contribute with further needed items of pillows, washcloths, water bottles, brushes, flushable baby wipes, nail clippers, non-perishable snacks, socks, lotion, hair ties, rain ponchos, flashlights, backpacks, and rubber slippers. For donation coordination, please contact the Outreach Team, Stephanie Kaplan at (808) 283-2086 or Sherrie McKeown at (808) 984-8213 and [email protected].

Photo Caption: Christine Christensen, Lisa Paulson, Jaelyn Takiguchi, Sherrie McKeown, Dr. Lorrin Pang, Stephanie Kaplan (left to right), Photo Courtesy of MHLA

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