Ohana Restoration Grant Benefits Maui Fire Station Firefighters

PR Newswire · 09/15/2023 10:05

KAHULUI, Hawaii, Sept. 15, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- In a heartfelt ceremony held on September 11, 2023, Boots on the Ground Maui proudly presented the Ohana Restoration Grant to 15 dedicated firefighters from the Maui Fire Department who lost their homes in the devastating Lahaina fires. The event, attended by the Fire Chief, many of the firefighters with their families, and Richard Bissen, Mayor of Maui, was a poignant tribute to these brave individuals who have selflessly served their community.

The Maui Fire Department has been a vital cornerstone of Maui's emergency response system, and its firefighters have shown unparalleled dedication, often putting their own lives at risk to protect the lives and properties of others. Tragically, these courageous firefighters found themselves victims of the very disaster they had fought to quell. In the aftermath of the Lahaina fires, many of them lost their homes and personal belongings.

Thanks to the generosity and unwavering support of the community, Ohana Restoration Grant was able to extend a helping hand when it was needed the most. Each affected firefighter's family were gifted $4,000 from multiple grants, providing critical financial assistance during their time of need.

Additionally, the firefighters' families received loaded gift packages generously donated by local Maui businesses. These packages served not only as a token of appreciation but also as a reminder of the solidarity and compassion that permeates the Maui community.

To learn more about "Boots on the Ground Maui" and the Ohana Restoration Grant and how you can get involved, please visit https://bootsonthegroundmaui.com/.

About Boots On The Ground Maui:

Boots On The Ground Maui is a newly launched not-for-profit dedicated to sustainable rebuilding efforts in Lahaina, Maui following the devastating fires.

Media Contact:

Kim McLaughlin

Boots on the Ground Maui



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