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HONOLULU -- Aloha Petroleum Ltd. recently donated more than $7,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii to support the organization’s efforts to provide a “home-away-from-home” for seriously ill children and their families, the company reported.
“There’s no question that our customers and employees understand and appreciate the important role that Ronald McDonald House Charities plays in the lives of families and children,” Richard Parry, Aloha Petroleum president and CEO said in a released statement. “Their generous support speaks volumes. We’re proud to help Ronald McDonald House continue providing shelter, comfort and care to families who must travel to Oahu for their children’s medical treatment.”
The funds were raised through specially marked Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii collection canisters displayed at 30 Aloha Island Mart convenience stores on Oahu and the Big Island from February through May, according to the company. With the help of generous contributions from its customers, Aloha Petroleum raised $7,257.03 for “the house that love built.”
On Friday, Aloha Petroleum presented a check for $7,257.03 to Jerri Chong, RMHC Hawaii president/executive director, at the Ronald McDonald House on Judd Hillside.
“These contributions could not have come at a better time, as we continue to see a growing need for our services,” said Chong. “We’d like to offer a big mahalo to Aloha Petroleum and its customers for their support.”