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Hawai´i Energy Supports Salvation Army With Energy Relief Grants

April 25, 2021, 6:30 AM HST
* Updated April 24, 2:12 PM
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The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands recently received 10 “Energy Relief Grants” totaling nearly $150,000 from Hawai´i Energy.

The grants are helping to improve energy efficiency at eight Salvation Army locations in the islands.   

“We are incredibly grateful to Hawai´i Energy for their support Corps and programs with these grants,” said Major Jeff Martin, Divisional Leader of The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands. “With Hawai´i’s high energy costs and, especially during these challenging economic times, these grants allow us to direct more of our operational funds to meet the needs of our communities across Hawai´i.” 

“The Salvation Army has done so much to help our community by providing food boxes, basic need items, financial assistance and overall emotional and spiritual care during the pandemic,” said Brian Kealoha, executive director of Hawai‘i Energy. “All of us at Hawai‘i Energy are happy to provide this assistance that is estimated to reduce the energy cost for the Salvation Army by approximately $23,000 a year and channel those funds into these vital programs.” 

Specific Energy Relief Grants from Hawai´i Energy include: 

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•Addiction Treatment Services, $23,821 – for new air conditioning units and LED lighting interior and exterior 

•Camp Homelani, $25,000 – for installation of walk-in cooler controls and smart thermostats and six split air conditioning systems 

•Family Treatment Services, $19,848 – for one Energy Star reach-in refrigerator, two Energy Star reach-in freezers and an ice maker 

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•Kaneohe Corps, $16,438 – for replacing 22 existing fans and upgrading exterior LED lighting 

•Kauluwela Corps, $17,386 – for interior and exterior LED lighting  

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•Kihei Thrift Store, $20,975 – for interior and exterior LED lighting 

•Lahaina Thrift Store, $3,371 – for LED lighting interior and exterior and one air conditioning unit 

•Lahaina Lighthouse Corps, $3,676 – for LED lighting interior and exterior 

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•Kona Corps, $16,942 – for two commercial refrigerators and one commercial freezer 

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