Tag: Interview

In a heartfelt conversation with Ashley and Marvin Tevaga, the profound impact of the Lahaina wildfires on their lives unfolds. Marvin, a full-time Police Officer with the Maui Police Department, and his wife U’ilani, a dedicated stay-at-home mom to their five children, share their harrowing experience of losing their homes on that fateful August 8th, 2023. Navigating Loss and Uncertainty For Marvin, the aftermath of the wildfires meant more than just physical displacement. He speaks candidly about the challenges of driving long distances and the cascading effects of the tragedy on his family. As a musician who frequently performed at events in Maui, Marvin faced a double blow—losing not only his home but also a significant portion of…

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of you who joined us for our recent live session with co-founders Ashley and Kim McLaughlin. Your presence made the event truly special, and we appreciate the engagement and support you continue to offer us.   During the session, Ashley and Kim discussed a range of important topics, but one conversation in particular stood out. They delved into the heart-wrenching despair experienced by some of our community members, coupled with the ongoing challenge of housing scarcity for those in need. We believe this discussion encapsulated the essence of our mission and the urgency of our work.   In case you missed it, here’s a clip from that conversation:     In…

Here at Boots on the Ground Maui, our mission is fueled by the desire to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who have been displaced and are struggling to find stable housing on this beautiful island. Every step we take is guided by compassion and a commitment to creating positive change. Recently, we had the incredible opportunity to spread the word about our cause through a feature on KITV, and we are overflowing with gratitude for this platform that allowed us to share our story. A Spotlight on Our Cause In a recent appearance on KITV, we delved into the heart of the matter – discussing the critical issue of housing instability that plagues individuals…

In the face of raging wildfires, Maui’s bravest stood in the frontline, selflessly battling the flames to protect our community. Tragically, while they were saving lives and properties, they lost their own homes to the fire. Today, Boots on the Ground Maui is launching “The Ohana Restoration Grant” – supporting the Maui Fire Department (MFD) Families, a fundraising campaign dedicated to these courageous firefighters and their families. As they’ve been there for us, it’s now our turn to stand with them, turning this heartbreaking loss into a journey of recovery and rebuilding. Join us as we rally support for our heroes in their time of need. In the heart of our beloved Maui, fifteen heroic families, with 55…

As many of you know, Boots on the Ground Maui was born out of the devastating fire that ravaged the historic old town of Lahaina. Our mission since then has grown from disaster relief to working to address Maui’s housing crisis with solution-oriented actions that will bring about a culture change and transform our Aina into a thriving, sustainable, and affordable community. Recently, we had the honor of having our co-founder, Kim McLaughlin, share our story with the world during an interview on BBC Breakfast with host Jon Kay. Kim is a successful realtor from Maui who sprang into action in the hours and days following the fire. Her efforts to raise funds and deliver much-needed supplies to…