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Comedian Jo Koy asks fans to help Hawaii flood, volcano victims


    Jo Koy performs at the Blaisdell Arena last year. The stand-up comedian posted an Instagram update on Tuesday asking fans to help support relief efforts for those affected by recent floods on Kauai and the Kilauea volcano eruption on Hawaii island.

Stand-up comedian Jo Koy posted a pitch for fans to make donations to help island residents suffering from both last month’s damaging floods on Kauai and the current Kilauea volcano eruption on the Hawaii island via his Instagram account on Tuesday.

Koy, whose comedy special “Jo Koy: Live from Seattle” is on Netflix, said he was sad about what’s happening in the state.

“The beautiful people of Hawaii — they need our help right now,” Koy said in his post. “The families have been evacuated from their homes because of the lava, the flooding. Please, you guys, donate whatever you can. It doesn’t matter, as long as you just help these people, you’re doing good.”

Koy, who is currently on his “Break The Mold” tour and has 311,000 Instagram followers, included an image of the “Hanalei-Haena Flooding Fund” and centralized link to the GoFundMe campaigns for victims of volcanic eruptions in his post.

The post received more than 6,400 likes as of this morning.

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