Nā Kia’i o Maui

Nā Ki’ai o Maui (formerly Da Hui) mobilized under the leadership of Aunty Nettie, who is a resident of Lāhaina that was directly impacted by the fires. Aunty Nettie stepped up in the midst of the chaos to provide much needed leadership at War Memorial immediately following the disaster. She quickly mobilized her core team and worked tirelessly to organize volunteers and process the overwhelming amount of donations arriving daily. This team set up and managed a “store” where impacted ‘ohana could come and pick up whatever they needed. When the shelter was closing, she worked directly with the community hubs in Lāhaina and Kula to redirect donations to the hubs based on lists received from the hubs of what they needed. Once War Memorial closed, NKoM set up a central hub in Kahului to process, sort, store, stage, and deploy supplies and resources to community hubs working closely with the leadership from these hubs, Red Cross, government, and others.