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August 31, 2023  (El Cajon) -- Pacific Emblem Company, a 35-year-old custom manufacturer of patches, emblems and wristbands, is stepping up in a big way to help raise money for the fire victims on Maui.  The company’s goal is to raise $50,000  or more through its special site, www.MauiStrong.help and donate to the Hawaii Community Foundation (referred to as the Maui Strong Fund). 

100% of the money raised will be donated (after the cost of goods, employees, and shipping, which is free for the public. 

The company has ties and friends on the Hawaiian Islands and wanted to do something to help as much as possible. 

“My heart hurts for all those on Maui who lost their lives, homes, and businesses and I had to do something to raise desperately needed funds for the residents,” said Rich Soergel (aka Dr. Patch) at the helm of Pacific Emblem Company.

“My goal was to set up a special site (www.MauiStrong.help)  where people can donate and in doing so, get high-quality Patches, Wristbands, and/or decals in return for their in-kind donations. We created a very special and carefully thought-out design featuring the Hono Hawaiian Sea Turtle (symbolizing wisdom and good luck) and a Whale Tail (symbolizing strength, spirit, and determination) on a gentle Teal colored background. We are proud of our design.” says Dr. Patch.

The goal is for Dr. Patch to fly over to Maui and hand-deliver a check for that amount and more.  Sharing and supporting this initiative will make it happen!

To learn more, contact Rich S at Pacific Emblem Company – 619-281-6688 or send an email to support@mauistrong.help .   

Aloha i nā mea a pau  (Love to all).


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