Ka Lima O Maui announced JD Wyatt has been named executive director of the nonprofit dedicated to “enhancing lives through self-reliance” for adults with disabilities on Maui. Wyatt succeeds Chantal Ratte, who recently retired after 27 years with the organization. Wyatt was the director of the Hawaii Nature Center — Iao Valley, and most recently, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters Maui. Wyatt’s career spans over 30 years of both private sector and nonprofit leadership. “Many changes have taken place at Ka Lima O Maui this year, but one thing remains the same: our commitment to “Enhancing Lives through Self Reliance”. As the new Executive Director, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Chantal and staff over the past two months through the transition. I’ve been amazed daily by the focus and caring energy directed towards the adults with disabilities we all serve. I had the opportunity to work with our
Janette R is doing an Internship at Kings Cathedral performing custodian work. She is very excited and looking forward to learning new skills to be the best worker she can be. Janette was one of our Spring VWATS students. She has started her six-week internship cleaning at Kings Cathedral where her jobs include cleaning bathrooms, interior windows, and vacuuming.
Timothy is helping Nancy’s crew. He enjoys working and is very excited to come to work every day as he learns new skills and makes money.
Robert has been doing an Internship at Pukalani Superette. He finished his VWATS classes and was ready to start working in the community just as the pandemic started. While he waited for businesses to start regular operations again, Robert decided to be proactive and start his own hand car-washing business in his neighborhood. At Pukalani Superette, he is stocking shelves and produce.
Mahalo Sentry Tournament of Champions for helping Ka Lima O Maui and for doing so much in our community!!! Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii – Tournament officials and representatives from Sentry Insurance announced that more than a dozen Maui non-profit organizations benefitted from the 2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions, totaling more than $450,000 in total generated funds. Sentry Insurance Chief Marketing and Brand Officer, Stephanie Smith, joined by Sentry Tournament of Champions officials and non-profit representatives, announced that $459,743 was distributed to the community organizations. “This has been a challenging year for so many on Maui and around the world, and we are humbled and excited to be able to bring some good news to inspire some hope,” said Alex Urban, executive director of the Sentry Tournament of Champions. “On behalf of our players, sponsors, fans, volunteers, and everyone who loves this tournament, we are proud of the difference we can help