KOLOA — Since the mid-April flooding, employees of Koloa Rum Co. have contributed and collected monetary, clothing, food and water donations to help those in need.
“We are grateful to not have sustained any damage,” said Bob Gunter, president and CEO of Koloa Rum Co. “Unfortunately, communities on the North and South shores were not so lucky. Many families and businesses have suffered great losses.”
Koloa Rum Co. matched employee gifts by three, and contributed the money to Malama Kauai.
“The value of their donations totaled $2,377,” Gunter said. “Our staff members and their families have been so generous, and I’m proud to work alongside each and everyone of them.”
In addition, Koloa Rum Company Store in Kilohana hosted a “Rum for Relief” day on April 21, in which 100 percent of rum sales was donated to Malama Kauai, for food relief.
“Kauai is a strong community, filled with aloha, and we have banded together to rise from this disaster. We will keep you updated as the rebuilding process advances,” Gunter said.