We just wanted to give you a quick update on what's happening with the Maui Keiki Fire Relief Fund. We've been hard at work since last October, providing monthly support to families with children affected by the fires. But here's the scoop – unless we get a boost in funding, we are going to have to wind things down in June. 

So far, we've raised a total of $60,115 thanks to the generosity of folks like you. We've already distributed $46,500 to 39 families and 82 kids. That's a significant impact right there.

Here's where we need your help. Back in December, we had to close applications with 50 families receiving checks each month. Then, in February, some big donations came through, so we opened applications again. Within one week, we had another 30 families applying, and their stories really hit home.

Every week, our team gets together to discuss progress and share stories. Each one is more touching than the last. Just last week, Sarah shared a story about a mom she spoke to who's really struggling. She started crying while telling her story about living in a hotel, working full-time, paying rent and a mortgage on a burned property while looking for a new place to rent and caring for an elder parent – it's heart-wrenching.

Despite the challenges, the families we're helping are incredibly grateful. Whether it's for gas to get to work, diapers, groceries, school supplies, or birthday gifts, our support is making a real difference in their lives.

The need is still there, though. Nine months on, families are still living in temporary accommodations, still facing financial hurdles. But here's the plan: we're committed to keeping the support flowing. With your help, we can make sure they have everything they need.

Our team is dedicated to this cause, and we'll keep going as long as there are families in need. So, if you're able to make an additional donation, know that it'll go a long way in helping those who could really use a hand.

Thanks for your ongoing support.  Let's keep the spirit of aloha alive and kicking.