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Hot Shots – 8/4/21

Make-A-Wish Donations Are A Slam-dunk

Integrated Facility Services Hawai‘i donated $3,300 to Make-A-Wish Hawai‘i. Participating properties competed to win the chance for a dunking booth on-site. President and CEO Trini Kaopuiki Clark joined IFSH at the winning property — Holomua Condominium — on World Wish Day. PHOTO COURTESY IFSH

Live-saving Program Gets A Financial Boost

The Queen’s Medical Center’s Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation program received a $2 million donation from The Clarence T. C. Ching Foundation. The donation will enable Queen’s to expand the program, which helps patients whose lungs and/or heart are unable to function without assistance. In honor of the donation, the program has been renamed The Clarence T. C. Ching ECMO program. PHOTO COURTESY QUEEN’S HEALTH SYSTEMS

Expanded EMS Services Celebrated

In honor of National Emergency Medical Services Week in May, Mayor Rick Blangiardi recognized the city’s paramedics and emergency medical technicians for their life-saving work. Along with city councilmembers Augie Tulba, Calvin Say and Carol Fukunaga, Blangiardi announced the expansion of response hours in ‘Ewa Beach and Maikiki from 12 hours to 24 hours. In 2020, there were 3,510 responses to 911 calls in Makiki and 2,357 in ‘Ewa Beach. “We had to make it a priority to get these two communities 24-hour emergency medical services,” says Honolulu Emergency Services director Jim Ireland. PHOTO COURTESY CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU

New Hope Leeward Donates To HUGS

Richelle Doctolero of New Hope Leeward (right) presented HUGS executive director, Joan Naguwa, with a donation of $5,000 for airfare assistance and postage stamps from the church’s Forever Stamps Drive. New Hope Leeward has been a HUGS supporter for the past four years. HUGS — which stands for Help, Understanding & Group Support — provides a variety of assistance services for families with seriously ill children, including help with airfare for families that need to travel for life-saving treatments. PHOTO COURTESY HUGS