LIHUE — The Kauai Lifeguard Association board members recently handed over the keys for a 2018 4 x 4 fully-outfitted Kuhio Auto Ford truck to the County of Kauai’s Ocean Safety Bureau.
It is valued at nearly $50,000.
“This is a huge help for our lifeguards as they guard our beaches and rove our island in order to help keep our people safe,” said Fire Chief Robert Westerman. “We are very grateful for the community support and aloha that this donation represents.”
Dr. Monty Downs, KLA president, said community-sponsored donations and programs happen because of many donors and supporters.
“This particular vehicle was made possible by the Walmart Foundation and the Princeville Westin,” he said. “Our Board of Directors feels very blessed to be in a position with our island community’s support of our wonderful and beloved lifeguards.”
Downs gave special recognition to county mechanic Matt Simao, who did the precision work of hooking up the lights and sirens which had to be flown in from Connecticut.