MAHALO for your support!
Are you stressed out about how you are going to keep a roof over your head? Do you need help with rent or mortgage but don’t know where to find it? Councilmember Yuki Lei Sugimura is going live this Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 6:00 PM on AKAKU 54 to bring all these resources together in one “easy to understand” place.
Learn about the resources available, where they come from and how to acquire the support first hand from the program administrators. “There are so many resources right now that are being underutilized, we need to get them into the hands of our Maui County citizens,” shared Councilmember Yuki Lei Sugimura. “Having a safe place to shelter and quarantine is vital at this time with COVID numbers still fluctuating.
Rent, Mortgage, Food, Utilities - The roundtable panel is an offshoot of an earlier panel discussion held earlier this month by Fidelity National TItle & Escrow of Hawaii to connect homeowners and renters with resources. Members joining this panel include:
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On Friday, September 11th, Councilmember Yuki Lei Sugimura has posted a resolution to support the Maui News and its workers after Sugimura learned that West-Virginia-based Ogden Newspapers, Inc. is seeking to have mainland workers to edit stories and design the pages of the newspaper relied on by Maui, Molokai and Lanai residents daily local news. “I believe this would be missing the local voice, understanding of our special cultural aloha spirit” said Sugimura. “I support local families, local jobs and the newspaper is the thread of the community to keep us connected.”
Attention high school and middle school students in Maui County! We are searching for bold, innovative ideas to build a sustainable and diverse economy now and for the future. Your idea can be a new invention, service, or product that will help boost Maui County’s economy. The top 3 ideas will win valuable prizes!
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Deadline to apply: October 15, 2020
Final presentation: November 15, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused havoc in our lives and turned our world upside down. We are faced with high unemployment, business closures, and a dramatic rise in public health and safety problems. As a community, we need to find a new direction and initiatives to reshape and enrich our quality of life.
Overdependence on the visitor industry is no longer a viable option. COVID-19 hit this industry so hard it may never be the same, and neither will we. A survey of Hawaii residents was recently conducted to solicit ideas on what Maui County’s “New Normal” should look like. We received promising suggestions and comments.
We are now casting a wider net to harness ideas from the minds of our youth. Help us search for the right way: imi pono.
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Maui County celebrates the grand opening of the new Kula Playground with Maui County Council Chair Alice Lee and pastor Kalani Wong. The new playground was completed two months ahead of schedule by contractor Maui Kupono Builders LLC. The playground features a Little Tikes play structure designed for children 5 to 12 years old. It has multiple climbing and spinning apparatuses for keiki to enjoy.
My team put up some banners to honor the many who make the wheels of our economy churn! Be safe everyone! #honoringourworkers @upw @hawaiicarpentersunion @Ilwulocal142 @withgratitude @ Kula, Hawaii
Pukalani Superette . August 8 · Makawao, HI ·
We were approached with multiple requests to find a way to specifically help Upcountry people. To keep it Upcountry. We couldn't ignore it... so we put out a call for help.
Well, you guys definitely showed what it means to be #UpcountrySTRONG.
Thanks to all of you, we were able to provide food for 200 Upcountry families! This has to be the best community to live in. The amount of support has been incredible!
We used the funds collected to purchase canned and dry goods, as well as heartier vegetables. We tried to purchase from Upcountry farmers when we could, to keep the funds as Upcountry as possible.
The remarkable people at
showed up to do the work. They are selfless and driven and love Upcountry as much as we do! We look forward to collaborating again.
Seeing businesses like
Polli's Mexican Restaurant
Anytime Fitness Maui
answer our call for help gave this momentum... almost immediately after we did our first post, they decided to come forward.
provided the ground beef through
Maui Cattle Company
. They've been itching to contribute and as our ability to take on more families grew, they continued to up their beef donation to match it!
Oskie Rice Arena
provided the location and some funding... Our donation attempts could have fallen through without it. So, thank you. Without you, we would not be able to do things like this safely.
Thank you to all of those who came forward...
Maui Gold Pineapple
for your mountain of pineapples...
Tropical Paper Garden, LLC
for the reusable masks...
Fong Henry General Store
Rep. Troy Hashimoto
for the manpower...
Akakū Maui Community Media
Yuki Lei Sugimura
Da Country Flavas
Geeky Mamas Studios
American Savings Bank
H Hawaii Media
S & J Bakery Inc
Wai Ulu Feed Supply, Akamai Land Surveying, Fuji Sushi, Kelly's Appliance Repair, and Bryan Otani Farm.
Don't forget all of the individuals from near and far that donated! We even had an aunty at the store that donated some of her proceeds from a garage sale she held the weekend before!
We're so proud to be Upcountry with you
.. This is by far the best community. @ Oskie Rice Arena