West Maui Rotary Clubs Host Maui Wildfires Relief Workshop

Lahaina, Hawaii – February 24, 2024 – Today, three Rotary Clubs in West Maui united forces to host a Maui Wildfires Recovery Workshop, extending invitations to community leaders and residents. The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise, the Rotary Club of Lahaina, and the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset led this collaborative effort, aimed at identifying and prioritizing wildfire recovery projects for the area.

Watch the news cast here: https://youtu.be/Az2kGTpxCxw

In attendance was Hawaii Rotary District Governor, Mark Merriam, along with West Maui Councilmember Tamara Paltin, who lent her support to the discussions.

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Members of the Hawaii Rotary District 5000 Foundation Executive Committee, including Foundation President Dave Hamil, observed the workshop and spoke with participants about the community’s needs during these recovery efforts. Their presence underscored the Foundation’s unwavering commitment to empowering local initiatives and fostering sustainable recovery efforts.

The Hawaii Rotary District 5000 Foundation has already funded over $600,000 towards community service projects led by the 9 Maui Rotary Clubs. This substantial investment reflects Rotary’s profound belief in the transformative power of collective action and service.

For more information about Hawaii Rotary’s efforts in Maui Wildfires Relief visit RotaryD5000Foundation.org. 

Today’s workshop not only symbolizes Rotary’s commitment to service but also embodies the resilient spirit of West Maui’s communities, ready to rise above challenges and rebuild stronger, together.

Residents on all islands are encouraged to contact their local Rotary club for volunteer opportunities to help Maui recover. 

About Hawai’i Rotary District 5000

Hawai’i Rotary District 5000 is part of Rotary International, encompassing all the Rotary clubs across the Hawaiian Islands. The district is committed to serving the community through various service projects and initiatives, reflecting the global Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.” These projects range from local community service to international cooperation and development. The district’s activities focus on promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies. For more information on their activities and how to get involved, visit rotaryd5000.org and follow them on social media at @hawaiirotary.

About Hawai’i Rotary District 5000 Foundation

The Hawai’i Rotary District 5000 Foundation serves as the charitable arm of Hawai’i Rotary District 5000. This foundation actively supports a wide range of humanitarian, educational, and cultural programs and projects. An example of their significant efforts includes allocating $50,000 for wildfire relief efforts in West Maui in 2023, providing immediate assistance to affected residents in the form of gas cards. The foundation works closely with local Rotary clubs and other organizations, like Maui United Way, to maximize its outreach and impact. For more

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