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We never thought we’d hear anything like this: “In the wake of the disaster, Maui looks like a war zone.” We’re putting out a kāhea (a call) to everyone to lend a helping hand to our Maui `ohana (families). Let’s all be guided by the Aloha Spirt as we pitch in to help rebuild Maui and its people. Here are some ways you can kōkua:

  • Kāko`o Maui: Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) is fiscally sponsoring Kāko`o Haleakala, a Maui organizing group. Kākoʻo Maui (

  • Maui Mutual Aid: The Mutual Rapid Response network is highly connected on the ground in Maui and Lahaina and is best positioned for rapid deployment and facilitating community members supporting each other. This is a good place to make a small one-time donation ASAP if you want to help efforts like food deployment while another infrastructure is being set up in real-time in partnership with other organizations like Hawai`i Community Foundation. Donate (

The Hawai`i Red Cross has also put out a kāhea for volunteers, so please pass the word to `ohana, friends, co-workers: Red Cross seeks hundreds of volunteers to assist with Maui disaster response (

Always With Aloha,

E Ala E Hawaiian Cultural Center

Alexandria, VA

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