Aloha, my name is Tinoa, and I was born and raised in Lahaina. I grew up in Wahikuli on Fleming Rd, which you can see in the picture below is no longer there. I am fundraising on behalf of my ‘Ohana that have been displaced by the fire. This is so heavy on my heart, and I feel numb as I write this out. It's so heartbreaking to see my family go through this, and I am in total disbelief of what had happened. My historic Lahaina town, beautiful and thriving, is the way I will always remember it.
My entire community and home town of Lahaina has been burned to ashes. My family is sheltering at my sister's house in Waikapu and also at a nearby hotel in Honokowai. In the meantime, this will help offset the cost of their next step.
To watch the footage of our childhood memories just gone within a matter of hours makes me so weak. Knowing that my mom, siblings, cousins, aunts, 94 yr old papa and many friends is now houseless makes me sick to my stomach!
I know It will be a long road ahead and a longer rebuilding process but with the help of Ke Akua, our community and friends I know this is possible. Like my papa said after the fire, “take it one day at a time, as long as I see the sunset & sunrise”.
These funds will be split amongst our family and go directly to the immediate expenses that is needed. Leftover funds will go towards rebuilding the homes that were lost. I have a total of 5 families who’s ages run from 6 months-94 yrs old and many of them are keiki who have lost everything in this catastrophic event.
Rebuilding starts now and I will do all that I can to get my ‘ohana the help that they need. Please kokua wherever it is possible and please continue your prayers for us and all of Lahaina & Maui.
-❤️ The Ampong’s