Kōkua for Maui
Kōkua iā Maui
As you may be aware, the historical town of Lahaina in Maui has succumbed to the fast moving wildfires over the last few days. Ongoing news reports that the fire destroyed many homes, historical buildings, and took many lives. We give thanks to the Fire Department and Police personnel, and other first responders and volunteers for working tirelessly around the clock.
Let us remember when Hawai’i Island was faced with its own tragedy during the 2018 lava flow in Lower Puna. Although many homes were destroyed, there was resilience within our communities and we were greeted with an overwhelming amount of donations and support from not only other Hawai’i Island residents, but from our neighbor island residents and friends from all over the nation.
Maui needs your help NOW! As such, Hawai’i Island REALTORS® have created an Amazon Wish List as an opportunity for others to directly support Maui’s journey to stability and recovery by donating immediate and long-term necessities. The road may be long, but we hope you can kōkua in making that journey just a little bit easier. This list will be updated periodically based on current needs. All donations from the Amazon Wish List will be delivered directly to the office of the REALTORS® Association of Maui (RAM), which is now serving as a donation hub (441 Ala Makani Street, Kahului, HI 96732). All donations received are distributed into the communities by their amazing “boots on the ground” volunteers.MauiKokua.com
In the aftermath of the fire’s destruction, we come together to embody the aloha spirit. Our goal is to provide a guiding light, connecting communities to post-fire housing, support services, and the path towards recovery. Together, we show our unity and compassion in action. Visit the website for more resources and to see how you can help!
If you are able to make a monetary donation, please visit the RAM Community Foundation Link (“General Community Foundation” donations). REALTORS® Association of Maui (RAM) asks for your help to support their efforts in providing as much assistance as possible to aid with relief and recovery. Donate to the RAM Community Foundation.
The National Association of REALTORS® approved $1.5 million in disaster relief aid for residents impacted by the Maui fires. You can support this cause by making a contribution to the REALTORS® Relief Foundation by texting TEAMRRF to 71777. Donate to the REALTORS® Relief Foundation Today!