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Maui Ocean Riders Destroyed in Wildfires

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Your support isn't just about rebuilding a business; it's about rebuilding lives. By contributing to our cause, you're helping us work towards two crucial goals: the potential revival of Ocean Riders and the restoration of Lahaina's vitality. With your generous contributions, we can collectively bring hope to those in Lahaina’s community who need it the most.

Together, we can make a difference.

Thank you for your compassion, your support, and your belief in the power of community.


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Hello, I'm Kyle Kaplanis, and I'm reaching out to you with a plea from the depths of my heart. My cousin, Chad Blair, is facing a devastating blow that has not only shattered his dreams but also threatens the well-being of his family. On that fateful Tuesday, August 8th, the wildfires that engulfed Maui claimed not only his business, Ocean Riders, but also his sense of security and stability.

Amidst this heartache, an uncertain cloud hangs over the future of Ocean Riders. The town of Lahaina, a vital hub for tourism and the lifeblood of businesses like Chad's, has been significantly impacted. As we stand together to rebuild, we must acknowledge that without a thriving economy, the possibility of resuming tourist excursions remains uncertain.

However, in the face of adversity, Captain Chad's spirit shines as a beacon of hope and resilience. Your donations and support will also be dedicated to assisting those who have been far worse affected by the fires. Captain Chad has been undertaking daily missions, tirelessly bringing essential supplies and offering solace to families who have lost everything. He's been a pillar of support, checking in on those who need it most.


Kyle Kaplanis (on behalf of Captain Chad Blair and Ocean Riders)



  • Steve Ellingsen
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
  • Valerie Shatto
    • $50 
    • 9 mos
  • Mary Ellen Pollard
    • $20 
    • 9 mos
  • Jeff Massey
    • $20 
    • 10 mos
  • kerri freeman
    • $100 
    • 10 mos

Organizer and beneficiary

Kyle Kaplanis
Kahului, HI
Chad Blair

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