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CEO Message: Our efforts in Lahaina

May 3, 2024

‌Aloha e ka ‘ohana Kamehameha,  

Though nearly nine months have passed since the tragic Lahaina fires, our hearts and attention remain with all those affected as we see the ongoing need to mālama Lahaina and its ʻohana and kaiāulu.  

I am deeply grateful for each of you, our haumāna, ʻohana, alumni and staff, who have shared your aloha with Lahaina through heartfelt pule, assistance, generous donations and unwavering care.   

Kamehameha Schools remains committed to supporting Lahaina and working alongside the community. Listening to Lahaina ʻohana, especially its ʻŌiwi leaders, we understand our role as contributors to solutions. 

Our vision is to see Lahaina flourish again as a place of abundance. At this time, we focus on Ke Aliʻi Pauahi’s lands in Kuʻia, once rich with food crops fed by kahawai and ‘auwai. Together with our lāhui, we are pursuing regenerative plans – from forest restoration to aquifer recharge, from agroforestry to dignified, long-term housing for Lahaina families, and even community gathering spaces and education and economic opportunities. We hope to achieve these plans to support Lahaina by developing essential collaborations with community, government and private partners. We invite you to learn more about our community-driven approach to restoration in Lahaina at   

Mahalo nui loa for all you are doing to kōkua Maui ʻohana and communities as we hoʻomau and holomua together.      

Me ke aloha pumehana,

‌Jack Wong

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