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Grove Farm Foundation Commits to Help Veterans

LIHU‘E, HI – The Grove Farm Foundation gifted the Kaua‘i Veterans Council and Museum $10,000 to assist with the renovation of the Kaua‘i Veterans Center’s Silver-Bronze Star and the Purple Heart conference rooms. The funds, which were presented to Commander Mary Kay Hertog, will also be used for the much-needed renovation of the Kaua‘i Veterans Museum.

The renovation of the conference rooms and the museum include replacing the worn carpet, window blinds, air conditioning, and ceiling tiles, as well as interior painting. Johnette Chun, Adjutant of the Kauai Veterans Council said, “the Center exists to promote and enhance the delivery of benefits to all veterans, their families, and dependents of those who have given their lives for our country.” Chun said the Kaua‘i Veterans Center “serves as a meeting place for military functions, veteran events, and family programs.”

The Kaua’i Veterans Center also includes a museum which commemorates the military service of all Kaua‘i veterans and educates the community as to the service and sacrifice of these veterans in defense of our nation’s freedom.

Grove Farm’s President and CEO, Warren Haruki said “We are extremely pleased to be able to help Kaua‘i’s veterans. We honor veterans who came before us and those who continue to serve and protect our country.” Haruki, whose father was a veteran who served in the legendary 442nd Regimental Combat Team in WWII, and whose uncle is the decorated General Eric K. Shinseki, former Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army and Secretary of Veterans Affairs, has a deep understanding and appreciation of the numerous sacrifices and acts of bravery and heroism of our veterans.

The Grove Farm Foundation is focused on building communities through supporting educational enrichment opportunities; promoting employee volunteerism; enhancing and protecting the environment; assisting health and human service projects; and creating economic opportunities for Kaua‘i’s sustainable future.

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