If you have not already heard, the Molokai Community Health Center (MCHC) recently came to the difficult decision to shut down its renovation project at the former Pau Hana Inn. The decision came with many tears from the staff and community board. Especially sad is the loss of work for the construction workers and their families.
The MCHC needs your help. Please join the community in calling upon our new Governor to do what is right, to approve the immediate release of $1 million appropriated by the 2009 Legislature for the critical renovation project. (See below for how you can help).
Former Governor Lingle refused to do it, knowing very well that the success of the project hinged on the release of these funds in 2010… and a sound reason for the hold-up was never given.
The immediate release of these funds will put the project back on its feet, will put Molokai construction workers back to work, will help move our community toward a future of improved health care and wellness opportunities, and will show us Governor Abercrombie’s true commitment to Molokai.
(For more info about the project watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/user/molokaimatt#p/u/1/6zPuZSNGzqc)
We humbly ask for your support. Here’s what you can do:
- Personalize and mail the attached letter to the Governor (please feel free to rewrite it to express your personal feelings). If possible, email the MCHC a copy of your letter as well (email@example.com) or drop a copy off at the MCHC. If you’re up to it, you can also send copies to Rep. Mele Carrol, Senator Kalani English, and Danny Mateo.
- You can also take your testimony and submit it to the Governor online at: http://hawaii.gov/gov/contact/contact-gov
- And/Or… call the Governor’s Office (808-586-0034) and ask him to “please save an important community project by releasing the Molokai Community Health Center GIA funds immediately.”
- Finally, please help spread the word and plan on attending a community rally on February 16th at Kulana O`iwi, 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Board, Staff, & Community Supporters of the MCHC