FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 15, 2023

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jon Kull
jon@bbaybrewery.com

Maui Support: Boundary Bay Fundraising For Displaced Hospitality Workers

On Wednesday, August 16 Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro will launch fundraising efforts to support restaurant, bar and hospitality workers displaced by the devastating wildfires that have impacted West Maui communities from Lahaina to Kapalua.

Starting on Wednesday, Boundary Bay is partnering with local distributor, Walton Beverage, to sell pints and cans of Coconut Hiwa Porter from Maui Brewing Co. All proceeds from sales will be donated directly to Kokua Restaurant & Hospitality Fund.

“Our hearts are with Maui. We cannot begin to fathom the pain their
community feels,” says Janet Lightner, Owner and General Manager of Boundary Bay Brewery. “We hope fundraising efforts from the Mainland can begin to help provide the aid the people of Maui desperately need.”

Garrett Marrero, Founder/CEO of Maui Brewing Company and leader in the Craft Beer industry, has been leading stabilizing and recovery efforts.

“Ed Bennett [Owner of Boundary Bay] and I have a great level of respect
for Garrett [Marrero] and his absolute dedication to the Maui community
is unparalleled,” says Lightner.

Boundary Bay owners Janet Lightner and Ed Bennett were wed in Maui in 2018 and held they’re rehearsal dinner at Maui Brewing Company's
facility on Maui.

“In times of tragedy, we know all of Whatcom County will join us in supporting a community beyond our own,” says Lightner.

Links to donate:
https://hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com/kokua-restaurant-and-hospitality-fund-for-maui/
https://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/maui-strong
https://www.tsrestaurants.com/legacy-of-aloha/

Image: Boundary Bay owners Janet Lightner and Ed Bennett pose with Garrett Marrero of Maui Brewing Co. at Maui Brewfest in May 2018.

        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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