Ohana Fuels donation inspires hope through emergency shelter programs

Hilo, HI, October 12, 2017 – HOPE Services Hawaii, Inc. was the most recent 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. A portion of all 3rd quarter sales at all Ohana fuels locations in the amount of $10,771.68 was donated to HOPE Services Hawaii, Inc.

HOPE Services Hawaii, Inc. serves families and individuals experiencing homelessness on Hawaii Island, delivering on the mission to “bring to life gospel values of justice, love, compassion and hope through service, empowerment and advocacy” through a continuum of programs and services including: outreach, case management, information and referral services, advocacy, representative payee services, emergency and transitional shelter, prison re-entry mentoring programs, housing placement, emergency financial assistance, permanent supportive housing, financial empowerment initiatives, and service-enriched housing.

“We greatly appreciate the generosity of President Kimo Haynes, Ohana Fuels, and Hawaii Petroleum for their contribution and support. It’s a true testament of corporate and nonprofit sectors partnering together to help the most vulnerable families and individuals in our community. This contribution will support our emergency shelter operations, providing a safe place for families and individuals to call home and supportive services to help them overcome the experience of homelessness,” said Brandee Menino, CEO of HOPE Services Hawaii, Inc.

“At Ohana Fuels we are proud to support local nonprofit organizations through our ‘Fuel up. Do good.’ community giving program.” Said Kimo Haynes, President of Hawaii Petroleum. “At Ohana Fuels we are proud to support local non-profit organizations through our “Fuel up. Do good.” community giving program. We value the exceptional work these non-profits do to help local residents and neighborhoods. We look forward to offering continued support through our sponsorship programs.”

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

In photo from left to right: Hawaii Petroleum President Kimo Haynes, HOPE team: Volunteer & Community Partnership Coordinator Joycelyn Cabal, HMIS Administrator Kamaki Mahi, CEO Brandee Menino, Grant Writer & Community Partnership Manager Sarah Figueroa, Representative Payee Yvonne Valentine, Housing Locator Marina Kelley, Housing Based Case Manager Leiala Hoopii-Aloy, Housing First Case Manager Anastasia Ayers, HMIS Data Specialist Traci Brown, Shelter Housing Navigator Raelene Souza, Housing First Case Manager Jamie Araujo-Rosa, Housing Team Leader Teyora Graves; Hawaii Petroleum Senior Account Manager Joy Madriaga

In photo from left to right: Hawaii Petroleum President Kimo Haynes, HOPE team: Volunteer & Community Partnership Coordinator Joycelyn Cabal, HMIS Administrator Kamaki Mahi, CEO Brandee Menino, Grant Writer & Community Partnership Manager Sarah Figueroa, Representative Payee Yvonne Valentine, Housing Locator Marina Kelley, Housing Based Case Manager Leiala Hoopii-Aloy, Housing First Case Manager Anastasia Ayers, HMIS Data Specialist Traci Brown, Shelter Housing Navigator Raelene Souza, Housing First Case Manager Jamie Araujo-Rosa, Housing Team Leader Teyora Graves; Hawaii Petroleum Senior Account Manager Joy Madriaga