Fundraiser for Kaua'i Scheduled in downtown Honolulu

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HONOLULU -- “Aloha Kauaʻi,” a fundraiser to support Kauaʻiʻs ongoing relief efforts, will be held in downtown Honolulu on Thursday, May 24, 2018. The eventwill be in the parking lot at Merchant and Nimitz Highway, across from Murphy’s Bar and Grill, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m. Tickets ($150.00 per person) can be bought at Murphy’s on Merchant Street or online at Aloha Kauai Tickets.

Corporate sponsorships of $5,000.00, which include 20 event tickets, or $2,500.00 for 10 event tickets, are also encouraged.

Kauaʻi’s residents are known for their resilience and willingness to help each other during times of crisis, especially after the devastation following Hurricane Iniki. Once again, they are facing a long road to recovery following the historic flooding on April 15, 2018. They need our kokua!

“Although parts of Oʻahu experienced flood damage from the same storm system that devastated Kauaʻi, we were approached by friends from Kauaʻi, who now live in Honolulu, to do a fundraiser for their home island. Of course, we’re happy to do what we can,” said Don Murphy, one of the event organizers. “We urge everyone to join us in supporting our friends and ohana from Kauaʻi who were so adversely impacted by this recent natural disaster. There will be great food, special local favorites, and entertainment! Your generosity is very much appreciated.”

Co-organizer Kurt Osaki, who was born and raised on Kauaʻi said, “We’re hoping to feature some iconic food items of the island at the fundraiser such as “flying saucers,” “UFO’s,” and other island favorites. Food stations from a number of local Honolulu restaurants will serve their specialty dishes.

Internet radio Hawaiian Music Live, is planning to live stream the event, so people around the world can tune in. Hawaii News Now and Honolulu Star- Advertiser are also partnering to support this event.

Proceeds from “Aloha Kauaʻi” will go to organizations, residents, and businesseson Kauaʻi that need it most or where needs are not otherwise being met by other recovery efforts. A committee of Kauaʻi residents representing different segments of the island, from education, government, businesses, non-profits, community organizations, farmers, and concerned citizens – will review and decide where the funds should be used. They would have the most knowledge of where the needs are greatest.

Those who are unable to attend the event but who wish to support it with monetary donations can mail their checks to: Grove Farm Foundation, 3-1850 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue, Hawaiʻi 96766. Grove Farm Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Lihue, Kaua’i, will be the coordinating entity for the event.