The Hawai'i Electric Industries Charitable Foundation has given Hospice Maui Inc. a gift of $10,000 to use toward the creation of Maui's first hospice center. The center, which will be named Hale Ho'olu'olu (a place of compassion comfort and care), will feature 12 beds. The planned location is on Mahalani Street in Wailuku.
The center is slated to open its doors in late 2013 or early 2014 and will be available to all of Maui's terminally ill patients.
"Hospice Maui provides a unique and essential service to our community's terminally ill and their families at a very difficult time in their lives," said Maui Electric Company's President Ed Reinhardt. "We are pleased to be able to support the vision of Hale Ho'olu'olu and look forward to seeing the project come to fruition."
MECO President Edward Reinhardt and Hospice Maui CEO R. Gregory LaGoy discuss a rendering of Hale Ho‘olu‘olu, Maui’s first residential hospice center, which will soon be constructed. HEI Charitable Foundation has given $10,000 to the project. Photo: Paul Janes-Brown
The HEI Charitable Foundation receives funding from the shareholders of Hawaiian Electric Industries. The foundation has been making grants to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations since its inception in 1984. The foundation focuses on education, family services, environment and community development.
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