Aloha Petroleum Supports March of Dimes

Donates $18,000 for mission to promote healthy pregnancies, babies

Robert Fung (left), Carmella Hernandez, Gary Altman

HONOLULU -- Aloha Petroleum Ltd. recently presented the March of Dimes Hawaii Chapter with a $17,916.64 donation to support the organization's mission to improve the health of babies and expectant mothers.

"As a kama'aina company, we are deeply committed to being strong community partners by supporting charitable organizations like the March of Dimes. The work they do, to help Hawaii's mothers and babies, supports countless families in our state," said Richard Parry, president and CEO of Aloha Petroleum Ltd. "Mahalo to our generous customers for making this donation possible."

During January and February, Aloha Petroleum raised the funds through a combination of canister donations and by selling World's Finest Chocolate at Aloha Island Mart convenience stores.

"We are honored to have the support of Aloha Petroleum and its generous customers," said Carmella Hernandez, state director of the March of Dimes, Hawaii Chapter. "Community support fuels our organization, and helps us reach more mothers and babies throughout the state."

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Aloha Petroleum is the largest independently owned gasoline marketer and c-store operator in the state, with a history in Hawaii that dates back to the early 1900s. Aloha employs more than 500 Hawaii residents and markets through more than 100 Shell, Aloha and Mahalo branded fueling stations in the state.