For those who’d like to help, the Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association is collecting donations as well as sharing donation pages of teachers, current and retired, affected by the Maui wildfires. Mahalo for your generosity during these difficult times.
Initial counts indicate at least 57 Maui educators have either lost their homes entirely in the fires or their homes suffered damage to the extent that they have to temporarily relocate. Another 44 teachers reported property damage from the fires. Since the flames destroyed King Kamehameha III Elementary School, all of the teachers there have lost their classrooms.
Those who wish to contribute money towards the Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association’s Maui fire relief effort may send checks in any amount to HSTA. Money donated will be provided directly to our educator members impacted by the wildfires. HSTA is not a 501(c)(3) and any donation is NOT tax deductible.
If you prefer to donate by check:
Please make your check out to HSTA and send it to HSTA Attn: Maui Fire Relief, 1200 Ala Kapuna St., Honolulu, HI 96819.
If you prefer to donate electronically: NEA Member Benefits has set up a GoFundMe page for HSTA Maui Fire Relief. NEA Member Benefits will cover any fees imposed by GoFundMe, which means all donations will go to impacted members.
For those wishing to donate directly to affected educators, please consider the list below. All are verified as active HSTA or HSTA-Retired members.
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Lahaina and Kula residents who have been impacted by the August fires are invited to talk story with Mayor Richard Bissen. There are several dates to choose from. Each talk story session will welcome up to 30 residents to give folks a chance to share mana‘o and ask questions.
Series of events from December 9 through January 27.