P.O. BOX 10338, Lahaina, HI 96761 l Phone: 808-661-7990 l Fax: 808-661-7992
Federal tax identification number is 99-0275775
The Mission of the WMIF, with 501-C-3 Public Charity designation 170 (b) (1) (A) (vi) from the IRS,
is to improve the West Maui Community by receiving and expending funds
for the erection and maintenance of public buildings and services as well as community facilities.
A TIME TO COME TOGETHER WITH ALOHA = (Always, Love, Over Hate, Always)
We all seem to agree that Covid has changed the world and a “new normal,” is evolving. The WMTA and the WMIF have once again determined to address these needs in the Spirit of Aloha including bringing back a “repeat” of the past unprecedented realization of our community building its own fire station with private funds and gifting the facility to the County to staff and operate. That’s what we did in Napili and It’s time for a “Hana Hou.” (One more time)
It has been established that the need for another fire station is greatest at Olowalu. Ongoing advocacy for another fire station in Olowalu via a public-private partnership has led to a historic meeting yesterday, June 1st with the Mayor, his Planning Director and Deputy Planning Director, Budget Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, and Landowner Olowalu Homes Inc. with the West Maui Improvement Foundation Inc.
There was a consensus at the meeting to begin necessary collaboration whereby the WMIF will raise all the necessary funds to develop a fire station at Olowalu at the site selected by the Fire Chief. That’s at an elevated location approximately 200 yards up the road at the improved intersection of Honoapiilani Highway near mile marker 14.5.
The flier “NEW OLOWALU FIRE STATION FUNDRAISER” is your opportunity to be a part of the solution!
The goal is to have the proposed Fire Sub Station to be fully paid for with private funds while the County will Initiate land use approvals to facilitate the end result of having the ownership of the property and improvement gifted to it from the WMIF. That’s what we did at Napili. We have a proven track record!
We agreed to work together towards the steps that need to be taken for this sorely needed lifesaving facility and to immediately undertake steps to do the following:
- Preliminary Metes and Bounds Survey
- Preliminary Engineering Report
- Preliminary Drainage Report
- Archaeological Report
We all agreed that the MOU between WMIF and OHI for the land donation was a work in progress and that it would comply with a new tri-lateral agreement and be extended as long as may be necessary to accomplish the realization of the Facility to be gifted to the County to equip and staff with support of the County Council as may be required.
Time is of the essence, and we are launching our fundraising to achieve our mutual goals for improving our health and safety for our West Maui Community. This is a Win-Win for everyone. We have already done the impossible before. It’s time again. Visit our website for updates & donation links https://linktr.ee/wmif
Please accept our gratitude for your continued support!