A&B supports Kaua‘i Hospice

LIHU‘E — Lori Miller and Tricia Yamashita of Kaua‘i Hospice were pleasantly surprised when they were visited by representatives of A&B Hawai‘i with a grant for Kaua‘i Hospice from the A&B Foundation on Tuesday.

With the Kaua‘i Hospice 23rd annual Concert in the Sky looming, Miller said the grant does not go toward the annual fundraising event, but instead allows Kaua‘i Hospice to continue the work it does in the community.

“The grant goes towards direct support for families and their needs, whether it be for a hospital bed rental, nurse care for a day or the many other areas benefiting direct support,” Miller said. “We are truly grateful A&B Foundation believes in the work Kaua‘i Hospice does and has been doing since it was started in 1983.”

But the A&B Hawai‘i subsidiaries do not stop at just delivering grants on behalf of A&B Foundation. As Dewayne Kong of Matson Navigation said, they’ll be waiting to help with refrigerated containers “just like we’ve done in the past.”

Ron Victorino of Kaua‘i Commercial said they’ll be doing the hauling; they’re just waiting on Laurie Yoshida’s instructions.

Kaua‘i Commercial, Matson Navigation, McBryde Resources and A&B Properties are some of the A&B Hawai‘i subsidiaries operating on the Garden Island.

The Concert in the Sky is the Kaua‘i Hospice annual Independence Day “Friendraiser.”

Tickets for the July 4 event can be purchased online at www.kauaihospice.org.

The event features food from local community organizations and a string of entertainment, including an appearance by pianist Ivo Monroe Miller, all capped with an aerial pyrotechnics display sponsored by King Auto Center.

Gates to the Concert in the Sky are open from 4 to 9:30 p.m. at Vidinha Stadium.

Kaua‘i Hospice was founded in 1983 by volunteers who recognized Kaua‘i’s need for the provision of compassionate care for patients who faced terminal or life-threatening illnesses.

Starting as a grassroots organization operated by part-time volunteers, Kaua‘i Hospice has developed into a professionally staffed, Medicare and Medicaid certified organization with a supportive corps of about 80 specially trained program volunteers and hundreds of community volunteers, states the Kaua‘i Hospice website. It is the only hospice on the Garden Island.

Visit www.kauaihospice.org for more information, or to get tickets for the 23rd annual Concert in the Sky.

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