Recycling Pays Off!

The Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute will be the recipients of almost $15,000 for collecting and recycling fishing nets from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. These nets will be shipped to Oahu and converted to energy. The program goal is convert up to 6 tons of nets.

Collection bins will be places in Maalaea next month. Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute has been working on installing and implementing a recycling program since 2018 installing recycle bins around the island. To date hey have installed 37 bins and have collected more then 20 miles of fishing line.

The Maui community can help by putting old fishing line in one of the recycling bins. If you see a sick or injured sea turtle please report it to the sea turtle response line 808-286-2549.

Happy Memorial Day!

From our Ohana to your’s, we wish you a safe and Happy Memorial Day!

What To Do For Heart Attack Symptoms

A dear friend of mine sent me this information.  Her sister is a nurse and sent it to her.  She shared it with me. 

If you are alone and experiencing the symptoms of a heart attack, how do you try to save yourself until you can get help:

Victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest. A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again. Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.

Two Companies Answer Hand Sanitizer Shortage

A special thank you to both Maui Brewing Co., and Hawaii Sea Spirits for their progressive thinking and answering to the shortage of hand sanitizer. Both companies normally make alcohol and have now started making hand sanitizer due to the demand currently faced on Maui from the Coronavirus.

First responders and the needy are receiving donations of the alcohol based sanitizer. Maui Brewing Co., now doing take out orders only, is giving to go orders one hand sanitizer from both locations in Kihei and Lahaina.

Thank you for your great efforts in helping keep our community healthy!