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Ku’ikahi Receives Nearly $5K From Ohana Fuels

August 21, 2015, 9:52 AM HST
* Updated August 21, 9:59 AM
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Ku’ikahi Mediation Center was the recipient of Ohana Fuels’ quarterly proceeds donation, part of the “Fuel Up, Do Good” program.

The non-profit organization received $4,903 of the Ohana Fuels TOP TIER gasoline sales. The funds come from a portion of every gasoline sale made in the quarter at 12 locations, including four on the Big Island.

“We were delighted to be selected as the charity this spring,” said Ku’ikahi Executive Director Julie Mitchell. “When local businesses support nonprofits, the whole community benefits.”

Ku’ikahi will use the funds to support their “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace” series, along with additional educational programs.

“This generous gift allows us to continue and expand our East Hawai‘i Peer Mediation Elementary School Pilot Project.  From one school in 2014 to seven schools in 2015, this program teaches fourth and fifth graders how to resolve conflicts among their classmates,” Mitchell said.

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Through the exploration of options, talking, and listening, Ku’ikahi brings people together to find solutions that are best for them. Mediation, facilitation, and training are among the services offered by the non-profit. The services are used to aid diverse individuals and groups to resolve interpersonal conflicts and community issues.

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“The mission of our Giving Program is to help meet the needs of the communities we serve by supporting nonprofit organizations that improve overall quality of life.  Ohana Fuels proudly sponsors programs that enhance the vitality of our neighborhoods, celebrate our community’s success, and support local charities”, said Kimo Haynes, President of Hawai’i Petroleum, Inc.

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