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MEO-Maui Fires Relief Fund

In an effort to get assistance out quicker, MEO is now accepting direct donations to be used for rental placements and other essential needs for those impacted by the fires. We have been in contact with landlords and Realtors about open units and are compiling a list.

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Checks may be made out to:
Maui Economic Opportunity

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MEO-Maui Fires Relief Fund

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MEO-Maui Fires Relief Fund

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EVENTS & INFORMATION

Maui Dislocated Worker Program (NDWG) participated in the Humanitarian Job Fair for Maui Disaster Relief

June 14, 2024

The Humanitarian Job Fair for Maui Disaster Relief was held Thursday at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center....

Hula and a presentation on “Social Security 101”

June 14, 2024

Edwina Wilson-Snyder, who has been doing hula since childhood, dances "Ulupalakua."

Surprise donation to MEO from Boots On The Ground Maui

June 13, 2024

Kim McLaughlin, president/owner of Boots on the Ground Maui, surprised MEO COO Gay Sibonga with a check for $10,888.32 on June 7 at MEO's Wailuku office...

Michelle Carpenter of Aloha Complex Care wins MEO business plan contest

June 6, 2024

Michelle Carpenter, owner of Aloha Complex Care, captured the first place grant of $20,000 in Maui Economic Opportunity Business Development Center’s Core Four Best Business Plan Competition....

Construction Industry of Maui gifts MEO BEST program $4,500

June 5, 2024

MEO COO Gay Sibonga thanks the Construction Industry of Maui for the $4,500 donation to the Being Empowered and Safe Together (BEST) program on May 22 at Fuego Argentinean Steakhouse...

MEO seeking Lana’i organization, member for Board of Directors

May 30, 2024

MEO is seeking to retain Lana‘i representation on the Board of Directors....

Debbie spoke to Sandy Chauhan of TAL Radio for a podcast that was released last week

May 28, 2024

Debbie spoke to Sandy Chauhan of TAL Radio for a podcast that was released last week....

Mayor Richard Bissen proclaims May as Community Action Month

May 28, 2024

Mahina Martin, Maui County Chief of Communications and Public Affairs, presented a proclamation by Mayor Richard Bissen, declaring May as Community Action Month in Maui County...

Abegael Hernandez, Monni Nash named MEO Employees of the Month

May 24, 2024

Head Start Family Case Manager Abegael Hernandez and Maui Relief TANF Program Manager Monni Nash and were named Maui Economic Opportunity Employees of the Month....

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About 15 host sites for the Maui Dislocated Worker Program (NDWG) participated in the Humanitarian Job Fair for Maui Disaster Relief on Thursday at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center in Kahului.The job fair, organized by Employers Options and Maui Economic Opportunity, connected eligible workers to host sites where temporary positions support cleanup, recovery and humanitarian efforts related to the Maui wildfires. The Department of Labor approved worksites include nonprofit and qualified private-sector work opportunities. There are more than 40 host sites, such as Roots Reborn, Operation Hope, Kula Community Watershed Alliance, Kelawea Mauka Community Hub and MEO.The humanitarian and recovery job services are 100 percent federally funded by the Maui Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant in the amount of $12,741,350 for the first year, and a similar amount for the second year is expected. It is a joint partnership with the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, County of Maui, MEO, and Employers Options.For more information, email [email protected] or call (808) 867-0460.#mauifiresjobfair#MEO#EmployersOptions#NDWG ... See MoreSee Less
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Hula and a presentation on "Social Security 101" highlighted the monthly Maui County Planning & Coordinating Council meeting June 12 at MEO Wailuku. Dancers Loretta Cho, Edwina Wilson-Snyder and Beverly Rominas extolled the benefits of hula (Happy, Healthy, Healing) before performing "Ulupalakua." Jane Burigas of the Social Security Administration gave her "Social Security 101" presentation and answered questions about the future of the trust fund. She said that the system is fully funded through 2035. ... See MoreSee Less
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Kim McLaughlin, president/owner of Boots on the Ground Maui, surprised MEO COO Gay Sibonga with a check for $10,888.32 on Friday at MEO's Wailuku office. The funds will be directed to MEO's efforts to support those impacted by the wildfires, just as Boots on the Ground Maui had been doing. Kim said she was closing her not-for-profit and disbursing the funds to local non-profits. Her goal is to reorganize and continue charitable efforts. MEO is so grateful to Kim and Boots on the Ground Maui. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
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