With as many as 4,500 Maui residents displaced as the island recovers from the destructive August wildfires, the DRI Foundation is assisting organizations that provide much-needed shelter, including Ka Hale A Ke Ola.
For more than 30 years, Ka Hale A Ke Ola has been breaking the cycle of homelessness on Maui as a housing focused, comprehensive resource center. It provides emergency shelter, life skills training, case management, a primary care medical clinic, and facilities for childcare.
It had a 48-unit homeless shelter and 30 rental units in Lahaina that were all destroyed in the fire, displacing 140 people (50 households). The organization is now working actively in rapid-response mode to find housing for its displaced families, and all donations are currently supporting post-wildfire assistance efforts.
The DRI Foundation is proud to provide support and vital financial assistance to such non-profit organizations, to aid their missions in communities where they are needed.