Aloha - My name is Tanja Miller. I lived with 6 other people in the heart of Lahaina in a big house called AlanTown. The fire took everything, except our lives.
I want you to know that EVERY TIME I RECEIVE a new donation, it feels like HOPE. You are helping me emotionally & mentally, as well as fiscally.
Because of experiencing this HOPE, I also look on gofundme and I donate to somebody, whether I know them or not, and help others who lost everything here on Maui. The more money I raise, the more people I can support & give them HOPE too.
I am paying it forward as often as I can. And every little bit helps.
One of my housemates. Shawn, barely escaped by abandoning his vehicle that was blocked in traffic on Front Street and jumped into the ocean to avoid the flames. He sustained 2nd degree burns on his legs and the bottoms of both feet. Only after we saw he was interviewed by ABC news, we knew he was alive:
You can read about another of my housemates, Fanny, who was the first person interviewed for this next article. Because of her quick thinking and decision to drive on the wrong side of the road, she and two of my other housemates were able to escape AlanTown & the fire in Lahaina:
We are so GRATEFUL to BE ALIVE!
I appreciate whatever you’re comfortable giving. Some people have said they would rather contribute to through Venmo to avoid paying credit card fees - @TanjaKala - 3214
Here are my AlanTown housemates:
@ZenPanda Last four digits 1423
@rayray_33 Last four digits 0104
@Fanny_F2 Last four digits 3387
@Shawn-Doughtery-19 Last four digits 8922
@andrewalohaselfstorage Last four digits 5592
@Tobennn Last four digits 1499
Thank you & Mahalo nui loa!