ʻAha Kāne works to improve the well-being of families and communities through sharing of Native Hawaiian worldviews and cultural practices. The hui worked with Kiaʻi o ka Lawena to facilitate the orderly distribution of donated items and provide security for these items at an established location. Through the Maui Aloha grant, compensation was provided for 5 kāne Hawaiʻi to carry out this mission, assisting impacted Maui families during the ongoing crisis. The kāne secure over 75,000 lbs. of food and 120,000 lbs. of water for immediate distribution, as well as many other essential supplies such as clothes, baby products, hygiene products, and cleaning products to address the extensive needs of the impacted community.
HAPA catalyzes community empowerment and systemic change towards valuing people and environment ahead of corporate profits. They supported community-led efforts to watchdog and protect against land and water grabs in West Maui, hosting two petitions to raise awareness and amplify community concerns of predatory actions, and mobilized testimony at the Water Commission held on Oʻahu in September to ensure that hard won wai protections and streamflow restoration efforts are not rolled back due to pressure from West Maui Land Co.
Hawaiʻi Peace and Justice works locally and transnationally to promote peace, social justice, and ea (life, sovereignty, rising, breath) in Hawaiʻi through research, education, organizing, nonviolent direct action, and creative cultural interventions. HPJ is helping to coordinate volunteers to provide labor relief to the Lāhaina community hubs, as well as organizing funds to bring necessary supplies to Maui.
Hawaiʻi Workers Center envisions a Hawaiʻi where all workers are empowered to exercise their rights to organize for their social, economic, and political wellbeing. HWC is working directly with impacted members of the Maui Tenants Association to ensure that recovery includes their voices.
They are organizing efforts around issues of unemployment insurance benefits, eviction moratorium and assistance, affordable housing, and other issues impacting working class and vulnerable communities. They also provided direct financial relief to members of the Compact of Free Association nations whose migrant status disqualifies them from certain FEMA assistance.
Hōlani Hāna is a grassroots puʻuhonua located in Hāna, Maui committed to perpetuating cultural practices through community outreach. They are collaborating with a kīpuka in Central Maui that supports grassroots community-led collective action. They are focusing on the long-term healing and restoration of ‘āina and ‘ohana impacted by the Maui fires.
Ka ‘Ahahui Aloha ʻĀina stands on the foundation laid by our kūpuna, committed to the restoration of Hawaiian independence, to defend Hawaiian lands, and to uphold the values of aloha ʻāina, aloha lāhui, ka ʻoiaʻiʻo a me ka pono. The President and Secretary of the Hui Aloha ʻĀina Lāhainā branch, Keʻeaumoku Kapu & Puaokamele Dizon, requested small hui rotations from neighbor island HAA branches to provide labor support at the Nā ‘Aikāne o Maui supply hub. Ka ʻAhahui Aloha ʻĀina is coordinating people from their 4 branches and other trusted individuals to provide labor support to the Kaʻanapali Hub.
Ka Lāhui Hawai’i Kōmike Kalai’aina has been mobilizing in Response efforts since the crisis began, providing direct community care, their extensive networks enabling access in Lāhaina. The hui redirected funds raised at their 8.19 Queens for the Queen fundraiser to Maui Relief, and distributed $11.7k to 5 locations on Maui. The hui purchased water filters and other supplies for impacted ʻohanas and created coalition building materials.
Kalauokekahuli supports Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander pregnant, birthing, and postpartum people by providing culturally-based perinatal support and education. Kalauokekahuli is mobilizing relief to affected families, supporting mamas and affected ‘ohana by providing access to breastmilk, lāʻau, holistic wellness kits and care, mental health services, and necessary mākuahine supplies (breast pumps, postpartum care kits, diapers, snacks, hydration).
Ke Kula Nui o Waimānalo began mobilizing immediately, organizing donation drives, filling containers with relief supplies, and shipping them to Maui. They’re also amplifying needs, moving funds for immediate purchases, and soliciting for gift cards from folx who want to donate in the Relief efforts.