We thank those who have contributed to the prison ministry during this year's holiday season: Ala Lani Church, Church of God, Church on the Go, Freedom Life Center, Calvary Chapel, New Hope Maui, Salvation Army, Kumulani Chapel, Church of the Firstborn, friends of the chaplain, and others.
As we delivered many gifts, the reward of the beautiful smiling faces and the joy of hearing the laughter and appreciation warms our hearts in being blessed with so many wonderful families. Thank you so much, and may the lord bless all families and let his face shine on all! Be safe and be happy.
Al and Chaplain Pua Hashimoto
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As this year closes I would like to end it with a simple "aloha" to the countless people who have donated their personal time, labor and materials to restore the old K-9 building in Maui Community Correctional Center for a chaplain's office.
A big "mahalo" to Pat O'Brein of Pat's Quality Roofing, Tyson Miyake of Miyake Concrete, Doug Ruppenthal of Maui Joinery, Troy Taylor of Kihei Ace Hardware, Henry Pacheco of Alpha Electric and Rich Winter. Most of all, to the warden his staff that went over and beyond to make this happen.
A special mahalo to our chaplains.
Hope Chapel Prison Ministry/Camp Agape
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The staff and board of Na Hoaloha - Neighbors Helping Neighbors want to thank Young Brothers Ltd. for a generous community grant to support our senior programs. Proceeds will benefit our in-home care and transportation programs that help Maui's seniors stay in their own homes with the help of volunteers.
For more information about our programs and our volunteer opportunities, call 249-2545 or visit www.nahoaloha.org.
Na Hoaloha - Neighbors Helping Neighbors
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I would like to thank Iao School 7th-grade students and their families for being my Christmas angels this year by answering my school prayers and donating school supplies. Those students are: Justin Silva and his parents, Billy and Pam Silva; Jorie-Ann Atai-Alexander and her mom, Karie Atai; and Sascia Campos-Ewaliko and her mom, Aleina Baisa. My class will definitely put the colored construction paper, folder paper, markers and erasers to good use as they continue to strive for academic excellence in the areas of reading and writing.
Mrs. J. Higa