193
193
12

Block Family & Business Diplaced

$23,465 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 191 people in 17 days
If you know us or have been our guest at our Bed & Breakfast or one of our devoted customers from Peace of Kauai/Hawaii Ocean Trends, then you know we do every thing with our whole heart.  Thursday afternoon our lives and world were changed in an instant.  While headed home to begin thinking about preparing to evacuate due to the Possibility of a Volcanic Eruption,  soon after arriving we were bombarded by a strong smell of Volcanic Gas. It got stronger quickly until we were choking on it.    We grabbed what ever we could, including our 4 dogs and  in 10 minutes got baby in the truck and got out of there as soon as we possibly could. All the while one street below us Lava had bursted through the road fountaining 150 ft in the air with the first of what is now several eruptions in our beloved neighborhod and home of 33 years.  Our home was not only our life’s effort, dream and  safe haven but also Home to our Three Businesses.  Every thing other than some clothes and baby essentials was left behind.  Yesterday we found out we cannot return for the remainder of our belongings, business good including our loved cats.  Because our home represented all of our sources of income we find ourselves not only without a home but completely out of work.  Our plan today is to apply for what ever temporary financial assistance is available as well as begin looking for office space for my Private Practice so that we may hopefully bring back our source of income as quickly as possible.  Until then we so humbly and with great vulnerability ask for your support to help us through until we can regain our footing.  We have been overwhelemed by the love and offers of help and support coming from friends and family.  We have been incredibly fortunate to be provided shelter by Josh's Aunt & Uncle and little iokua is adjusting to his new temporary home away from home.  Anything helps.  Financial or even  donated goods, ideas & prayers.  Mahalo from Josh, Colleen & Iokua.

 *This is Joshua, Colleen & iokua bear Block, raising funds for our family of 3 to get thru this crisis.  We lived on Malama & Kaupili of the Leilani Estates Subdivision.  We plan to utilize raised funds to pay bills and pay for living expense rent/utlities/food/shelter and baby needs until income can be restored.  We plan to give any additional raised funds not spent back to the Leilani community where it is needed.
+ Read More
So far our home still stands it is just not accessible. If you are looking at maps we are on Malama between kaupili and hookupu both of which have breakouts. We are by no means in the worse shape as there are so many others. We have not returned since we left since it has not been safe to do so, however we have not lost hope.
+ Read More
Aloha All. Thank you. We just returned from trying to see if we could return home to get the cats and maybe some belongings. We were denied entry because of the location of our house and the danger. Some our risking it but we have too much too lose. We are praying and trusting that our cats know what to do. Wise animals do and these are three wise cats. The community is hurting so so deep. Please do all you can for your fellow human being there will be other drives popping up for the entirety of the community. Please help if you have it to give in any way. Thank you
+ Read More
We are so grateful for all the love and support. This is so overwhelming. Thank you

-Josh
+ Read More
we've been offered a very good office option! thank you. there is so much hope
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update

$23,465 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 191 people in 17 days
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
CC
$40
Chelsea Crapser
23 hours ago
TC
$50
Tracy Chisholm
1 day ago
GK
$100
Greta Kugler
2 days ago
$100
Anonymous
3 days ago
RB
$20
Ryan Blenner
7 days ago
KH
$20
Kate Haynes
7 days ago
JC
$100
Joseph Caro
9 days ago
EB
$20
EDISON BITTENCOURT
9 days ago
RN
$100
robert nago
9 days ago
MH
$100
Manukai Handboards
10 days ago
or
Or, use your email…
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.