UPW Wildfire relief #MauiStrong

Mahalo for your amazing donations to the Maui Wildfire Relief effort!

Your kindness and generosity have made a huge impact by helping to raise over 150 tons of supplies, including food, water, toiletries, clothing, blankets, pet food, and toys for families in need. Your support is greatly appreciated and will make a real difference in the lives of those affected by the wildfires.

United Public Workers, AFSCME Local 646, AFL-CIO staff are working closely with local charities and organizations to ensure supplies get to families who need them fairly and efficiently. Many supplies have already made their way to Maui through Kamaka Air and Aloha Air Cargo; more are coming through air cargo and shipping containers.

In times of crisis, it’s important to remember the power of unity. By teaming up with fellow unions and local organizations, we can combine our efforts and resources to aid those who need it most. This effort is bolstered by directly collaborating with Randy Perreira and Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO. Thanks to Randy’s support, we have put forth the collective strength of Hawaii’s two largest unions in one massive effort. We’re working together to be sure that every family affected by the wildfires receives the support and supplies they need. Our shared values of compassion, empathy, and generosity make us stronger when we work together.

If the fires have impacted you or someone close to you and you require immediate assistance, call our UPW Headquarters on Oahu. We’ll connect you to a supply center or resource on Maui that can help. We understand that your church or charity may be doing outreach, assisting families displaced by the fire, or requiring donated supplies. Please get in touch with our UPW Headquarters to be routed to a distribution center in Maui, and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Members can call UPW Headquarters on Oahu at 808-847-2631 for Maui disaster assistance.

Let’s continue to stand united and support one another during these difficult times. 

UPW strong is Maui strong,

In Solidarity,

Kalani Werner
State Director
United Public Workers

United Public Workers would also like to thank the following for their generous assistance.

Special thanks to Randy Perreira and HGEA for collecting and distributing donations, helping us reach a wider audience and make a greater impact.

We want to extend our gratitude to the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, and specifically to Joe Kūhiō Lewis, for their invaluable partnership in this endeavor.

Aloha Air Cargo, and Kamaka Air Cargo, transported supplies to Maui for free. We are grateful for their kindness and generosity.

We want to thank Philip Limon of Aloha Kia of Maui and Kia Trucking for helping us store and distribute supplies. The Enomoto Ohana was especially helpful in distributing supplies—Mahalo to Kapena Eskaran at Conen’s Freight Transport for providing transportation and storage services. Finally, we wish to thank the Hulalani Chartrand-Barco Ohana for providing transportation of donations from Hawaii Island.

UPW sincerely thanks Aloha Shoyu, HMC, Ryder Truck Rental, and Pacific Rim Packaging (Rogemson Albano) for donating pallets, boxes, and poly bags. Mango Tree Event Rental provided event tents for on-site storage. We also mahalo Shane Silva and Casinos Towing and Hopaco and their crew for helping with the transportation and preparation of the donations.


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