Larry Helm, commander of Molokai Veterans Caring for Veterans, provided an update on the construction of the Veteran’s Center on Wharf Road.
The well-documented problems with getting a building permit from Maui County persisted for about five years. Work began in earnest a few months ago and appears to be moving forward.
However, according to Uncle Larry, more money is needed to reach completion:
“Aloha! As of today (March 23) the Veteran’s Center is 70 percent complete. We need $200,000-$250,000 to finish turnkey projects.
“What needs to be done includes drywall inside, all kitchen appliances, a grease trap, ceiling fans, bathroom fixtures, paint in and out, parking lot with infiltrators, 23 parking space, a flag pole, sewer hook-up, furnishing, etc., etc.
“And then, a big grand opening luau! Mahalo for all who kokua to this endeavor.”