Kauai Flood Relief AnaholaTaroPatch

$5,502 of $17,000 goal

Raised by 76 people in 10 months
Created April 17, 2018

Aloha Friends of the Anahola Taro Patch,

In the early morning, on April 15th, record-breaking rains caused widespread devastation on the north shore of Kauai, including a massive flash flood which washed over the beloved Anahola Taro patch.

Thankfully,  John Pia and everyone else who lives next to the Taro Patch are all safe.  The Stage, Kitchen Structures, Bathrooms, & John's Hale were all destroyed. The water line  broke, and there is a huge back up of trees lodged under the main bridge you drive across.  There is at least $40,000 worth of damage & loss. 

There are so many of us who love the Taro Patch because it has served so many of our community's needs,  like music & family events,  weddings, fundraisers, kids camps, workshops, and church groups. 

John Pia has worked so hard, for so many years, to tend to this land,  all the while providing a truly sacred and beautiful space for us to come together. 

This is now our opportunity to help Jon, and to put our hearts and  hands together to do the work with him. 

We have put together this gofundme to raise the money to rebuild the infrastructure.  We will start with rebuilding the bridge for his cart, getting the water lines fixed, getting the debris remove, and the rock and sand leveled where the kitchen will be rebuilt. Next we will put up the structures for the kitchen and gathering spaces, and build bathrooms.

Cost breakdown:
Kitchen & Gathering structures $3,000 
Kitchen sink and counter top $1,000
Digging to fix the water line  $1,000
Leveling the rock and sand for the structures  $1,000
Walking bridge for John to drive his cart over $2,000
Trailer $2,000
Lawn mower $2,200
Weedwhacker $250
6 xTables $300 & 40x Chairs $500
Bathrooms $3,750

Every dollar towards this helps, so even if you can only give $5 or $10, it is greatly appreciated!

We are looking to gather the funds this week!
Please Donate as soon as you can! 

There is more to do beyond these first projects listed above, but this is our starting point. We will raise the amount we are asking for, as we get a clearer picture of the costs for materials for those projects. Stay tuned

There will need to be tree and debris removal at the front bridge, but at this point we are seeing what John & volunteers can do to help with that, before we ask for financial help for the clearing of the bridge project.

We will be joyfully working to get things completed by the Mother's day weekend, Singing Alive Kauai celebration!

You can also come work with us to clean and rebuild. John said that he will be there everyday.
If you are experienced at chainsaw work and/or have a chainsaw, come on down! 

You can also donate supplies: 
sickles & hand saws

Please Share this on facebook to help raise the funds!
Mahalo Nui Loa for your support!


***Aloha, My name is Aletta Gonzales, I live here in Kauai and am a friend of John Pia and the Anahola Taro Patch. All of the funds will be withdrawn by Odessa Cigrand and given directly to John Pia, towards the specific items and projects listed above. I'm looking forward to seeing the results of this community building and we will share pictures of the progress. ***
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YAY! We did it! Mahalo to everyone who came to transform the Taro Patch after the flood water baptism. It has been incredible to see all that we have been able to accomplish with so many loving hands. We couldn't have rebuilt in time for Singing Alive Kauai 2018 with out you!

Tomorrow is the last day for volunteer work at the Taro Patch, if you feel called to join us in adding the final touches, 10AM to Dusk.

Thanks to all of you for donating! We've raised enough to rebuild the bridge, kitchen structures, and tables and chairs.

We’re still raising money for the following:
Trailer $2,000
Lawn mower $2,200
Weedwhacker $250
Bathrooms $3,750
Gathering structure (stage) $2,000
John's current out of pocket costs:
- Digging to fix the water line $1,000
- Leveling the rock and sand for the structures $1,000

Please share this campaign with your friends and family. Whatever can be contributed to support these costs is much appreciated! No gift is too small.
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Mahalo Nui Loa to everyone who has been donating to the Anahola Taro Patch! Every bit of your donations have gone towards the clean up, bridge rebuild, and the gathering structures we are putting up tomorrow! If you feel inspired to donate, please do
We love you John Pia!
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level ground, Woohoo, ready for camping!
John'e new bridge! Built and painted!
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We have gotten to the ground level! Putting our loving hands in the dirt, John is an expert at leveling the ground! The new gathering spaces are about to be put up. Come join us for our work party this weekend! Don't miss out on this sweet time transforming the Taro Patch, Now is the time!
Rooster checking out the level ground!
loving hands in the dirt!
New Gathering Space!
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Raised by 76 people in 10 months
Created April 17, 2018
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