Serving the Community Amid Coronavirus Pandemic on Maui

Grab and Go Meals for the Keiki at Kihei Charter School in Lipoa, Kihei, Maui (Venue will be at Lokelani School in Lipoa Starting Monday 3/30/20)

How are you doing?  I hope you are doing well. Most of us are staying home to prevent the spread of this COVID10 coronavirus.

Not doing so well? How can we help you?

All of us are doing the best we can at this unprecedented time. Our agents are continuing with their work and transactions but doing it in a new way (almost all virtual as opposed to partly virtual).

In addition to real estate involvement, our agents are also active in community service, helping in whatever way they can.

Here are a few examples (I emailed them and asked them to share with us what they are doing). I am sharing this here to encourage all of us to get involved in our community as well.

“We helped distribute food to the Keiki (children) and their families. This Grab and Go Meal for the Keiki happened On Wednesday and we will do it again this Friday.”

Alana Rucynski, Leslie MacKenzie-Smith, Rocky Parella, Tania Harmon, Lydia Pedro

Note: Starting Monday, the South Maui Grab & Go Meal Pickup is for Children 18 and under, will be available at Lokelani School in Lipoa. Any child 18 years old and under (regardless of their school enrollment) can pick up the meals. Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. for breakfast. Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. for lunch. This site is made possible by Hawaii Department of Education, Mahi Pono and Representative Tina Wildberger. No identification, financial information, or sign-in will be required. At this time, parents can only pick up meals for children if the child is present.

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“I am the mother of two health care workers, one of which has a new baby. His partner is also a nurse and has to return to work this week. I am taking care of their infant son while they are taking care of Maui Community. Please pray for them and for all the nurses and hospital personnel out there. My heart is heavy with their responsibility. My niece is also in the direct line of fire as a VA nurse. I have a lot of people that need our help by being socially responsible right now.  My hands are full with my obligations as I haven’t had a baby for quite a while! Any tips?”  Chris Haywood

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“I am one of the drivers who deliver meals to the elderly, homebound, and/or disabled in Kihei via the Hale Kau Kau program at St. Theresa’s. Hot meals are delivered to 6 different routes 7 days per week, including all holidays.”  – Karin Carlson

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“I am working with my school to create a plan to help families get internet access (which Spectrum is offering for free for 60 days!) and issuing Chromebooks to our students who do not have access to the internet or other technology resources.”  Greg Poppy

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“I’m serving as a core volunteer for Surfrider Foundation – Maui Chapter as the social media coordinator, encouraging people to take the time to clean wherever they are – their homes, our island, etc. We had a virtual clean-up on Saturday, and will continue to encourage the community to do their part while keeping a healthy distance from others.” – Jennifer Poppy

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I am on the Board of the Maui Food Bank. Aside from regularly donating money and resources to the Maui Foodbank and volunteering my time, I have been campaigning to get more people to donate to Maui Food Bank at this time of pandemic.” – Tom Tezak

Note: Tom mentioned that Fire Stations are accepting donations, but due to coronavirus, and for public safety, they have announced that the Maui Fire Departments are temporarily not accepting donations – so please bring your donation to Maui Food Bank.  Mahalo!

These agents featured on this post are just some of the many agents we have serving the community at this time.  We have Diane Pool dropping off bags of groceries at the Maui Food Bank and Dean Truesdell delivering food to the Elderly and Homebound and disabled via  Hale Kau Kau and many more.

I hope this post inspires you to also get involved in the community you live in. In the comment section, share with us what you and your company are doing for the community.  I look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

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