Hawaii Natural Disasters Relief

$76,242 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 1,010 people in 1 month
Created May 7, 2018
Kolten Wong
on behalf of Habitat for Humanity Hawai'i Island
Beginning on May 3rd, Kilauea(the most active volcano on the Big Island) began to erupt and caused fissures to develop. Accompanying Kilauea's activity, have been a series of Earthquakes registering as high as the 6.9 that was recorded on Friday evening and have continued into Monday morning. Since these events, there have been continuous warnings pertaining to the ongoing dangers of lava, subsequent earthquakes as well as the sulfur dioxide gas that has been released into the air. With the ongoing and present dangers, I have been in contact with numerous groups on the Big Island and will be donating all proceeds from this campaign to various local non-profits that are on the ground level impacting those affected. Both immediate and long term needs will be supported and updates will be provided on this page as the disbursements are provided to the groups. 

 Natural disasters are disruptive, uncontrollable and unforgiving. These events have left many island residents and visitors in need of emergency assistance. It’s at a time like this that we must kōkua (help) and come together as an extended ‘ohana (family) to help those in need. If you can help, no matter the amount, it will mean the world to those who have lost so much in such a sudden turn of events. We feel that it’s our kuleana (responsibility) to do what we can to assist our neighbors, family, and friends. Let’s show the Big Island the meaning of the "Aloha Spirit".
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Hello everyone,

I am overwhelmed by the huge amount of love and support that has been shown to the people of my beautiful home. In just one month, over $70,000 has been raised to help those affected by the eruption at Kilauea.

I am proud to share that I have partnered with Habitat for Humanity Hawai’i Island to act as the beneficiary of my campaign. Their organization will be managing and distributing the funds to assist displaced families of the lava flow areas. We will know more details in the coming weeks as things settle, and we can properly access the extent of the damage. Habitat administrators remain in contact with Mayor Harry Kim and plan on meeting to discuss the long-term recovery effort. We will continue to update you all as we know more!

Thanks to each and every one of you and the GoFundMe team for helping support my loved ones on the Big Island, even when I’m far from home. We wouldn’t have been able to do this without you all.
Please continue to spread the word and share this campaign as we are far from done.


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$76,242 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 1,010 people in 1 month
Created May 7, 2018
Kolten Wong
on behalf of Habitat for Humanity Hawai'i Island
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