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Disaster Relief-Kauai Canoe Clubs!

$29,858 of $200,000 goal

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Severe flooding has caused an enormous amount of damage to some of our canoe clubs on Kauai. Hanalei Canoe Club and NaMolokama Canoe Club were hit the hardest. They have lost most of their canoes and equipment. We don't even know the full extent of the damage yet, but we'd like to get started helping them recover. Please donate and spread the word!

-Organized by local outrigger canoe racing association Kauai Outrigger Association (koapaddler.org). These clubs can also use good old fashioned kokua, so make sure to comment if you'd like to find out how.

Badly damaged wa'a
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Paddling clubs are often the lifeblood of a community. Reaching hundreds of local keiki each year our clubs give back to community and help build and maintain strong culture. It's a huge loss to everyone for these clubs to be devastated and will take years for them to get back on their feet without our help!

Update. Gofundme have asked to add the following data. Makes sense :) it's stuff about us and what we're doing to do with the money!

1) Who you are and where you’re from.
Specifically I am Rocco April, Vice President of Hui O Mana Ka Pu'uwai (puuwai.org) and Secretary of Kauai Outrigger Association (or KOA (koapaddler.org)). More broadly we are collecting these funds as KOA and we are all from around the island of Kauai in the state of Hawaii.

2) Your relationship or contact to the parties you're raising funds for.
The donations are being collected to assist Namolokama and Hanalei canoe clubs. They are member clubs in Kauai Outrigger Association and the rest of the clubs (see the list here: koapaddler.org/clubs/) will be helping out and seeking donations. As secretary for KOA, I am leading the effort here on gofundme.

3) How the funds will be spent (be specific as possible)
These kind donations will be used to replace/fix outrigger canoes and associated equipment for these clubs. Each racing canoe is around 20k and our smaller one-man canoes are each around 5k. As you can see from the photos above, it adds up quickly. 

4) Your withdrawal plan to get the funds from the campaign to the ultimate beneficiary/ies
The donations will be withdrawn into my personal account and (as fairly as we can) split between the affected clubs via checks written directly to their organizations.
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Hey everyone

I wanted to thank each and everyone one of you one last time! Such a great show of support from the paddling community! Checks have been cut and they are in the mail! We're closing this campaign, but if you would still like to donate, we can take checks :) Contact us at koapaddler.org!

Thanks again!
-r
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Aloha supporters!

Sorry for the delay in updating! Two weeks ago we had a very successful work party on the North shore. Got lots of stuff cleaned up and fetched a bunch of canoes (and canoe pieces :( ) from the bay. Link below to some pics.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/I6EvxI1CLhj7EZeC3

Efforts are well under way and I can't thank each and every donor enough for their benevolence. Smaller amounts are not small, every penny counts! All that stuff adds up so we are as grateful for the $10 donations as we are for the $10,000 donations! Thanks again for everyone's efforts.
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Quick update everyone. New photos of the damage from on the ground in Hanalei. There's quite a few so I will add some here, and then link to an album with the rest.

Thanks so much to all of our donors (present and future :) ). We're on our way to reaching our goal. Please share as wide as you can, we need all the help we can get.

Here's a link to all of the new photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/6wgtd6Sek2L9rMa32
I have attached a few below...
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Latest photos from on the ground at Namolokama Canoe Club. Thanks to Keone Miyake for the photos...
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Guy Cadwell
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$50
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9 days ago
CD
$50
Charlotte Davidson
12 days ago
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$1,000
Philip Brown
13 days ago
PL
$350
Patti Lawson
13 days ago
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$226
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13 days ago
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15 days ago
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