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Par Hawaii Donates $100,000 to Maui Strong Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation and Initiates Fundraising Campaign to Benefit the Maui Food Bank
Honolulu, Hawaii — Par Hawaii, the state’s leading energy provider, which is poised to begin
producing renewable fuels at its Kapolei refinery to supplement conventional fuels, has donated
$100,000 to the Hawaii Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund.
“At times like this, we all need to do our part of lift each other up,” said Eric Wright, Par Hawaii
president. “We know many Maui families are facing tremendous stress as a result of the wildfires
and we want to do our part to help those living on the Valley Isle.”
In addition to the $100,000 donation, 34 participating Hele stores on Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii
Island, which are owned and operated by Par Hawaii, will begin a fundraising campaign inviting
customers to contribute to the Maui Food Bank. The fundraiser will begin next week and continue through September 30.
“Thousands of customers come to our Hele stores to purchase fuel and other items,” said John
Peyton, vice president – Hawaii retail. “Convenience is important to our customers, and we‘re
making it simple and convenient for them to donate to the Maui Food Bank.”
About Par Hawaii
Par Hawaii, which ranked first in the Hawaii Business Top 250 company in terms of revenue, is the state’s leading provider of transportation fuels. It is headquartered in Honolulu and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Houston, Texas-based Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. Par Hawaii owns the state’s only petroleum refinery in Kapolei, Oahu, and is investing $90 million to reconfigure one of the refinery’s processing units to produce plant-based renewable fuels by 2025. Par Hawaii’s statewide fuel distribution system includes pipelines on Oahu and storage facilities on all major neighbor islands. It markets gasoline, diesel, and biodiesel through its network of 76 and Hele retail stations throughout Hawaii, and operates the Hele convenience stores. Visit www.ParHawaii.com.