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                                An out-of- control wildfire that began along a major Central Maui highway burned July 11. Emergency officials ordered an evacuation due to the runaway brush fire.
Maui fires burned 25,000 acres in 2019

Brush fires took their toll on Maui in 2019, setting ablaze more acres of land last year than in recent years, and in the process destroyed utility poles, amassed hundreds of thousands of dollars in costs by the county and displaced hundreds of people. Read more

                                Kayleen Konohia-Williams and her two youngest children Keoni, 15, and Day-Lee, 13, have been struggling after Konohia-Williams’ husband and the children’s father, Danny Williams, died in 2016. Keoni and Day-Lee have six older siblings.
Family keeps father’s passion for sports alive

Kayleen Konohia-Williams, 50, spent most of Friday morning and early afternoon relaxing in her home on Oahu’s windward side with the youngest of her eight kids: her 15-year-old son, Keoni Williams, and 13-year-old daughter, Day-Lee Williams. Read more

                                James Li, left, the program manager for Helping Hands Hawaii, fullfilled wish lists last Christmas for adopted families with the help of employees Kiana Yamashita, left, Jasmine Quinn and Victoria Harstad. Some of the items on the list included new toys, clothes, shoes, slippers, household goods and appliances and gift cards. Li is preparing donations again for this holiday season.
Good Neighbor Fund helps those in need during holiday season

The 2019 holiday season is right around the corner, signaling the start of the annual Good Neighbor Fund fundraising campaign to help hundreds of in-need individuals and families enjoy the holidays and get back on their feet. Read more

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