Tag: Maui Fire

The hardest thing about devoting my time to our newly founded corporation Boots On The Ground Maui is reading the screen on my laptop through my misty eyes and aching soul. Trudging the path of doing what I can to help those affected by the fire, is a constant dance. One that just like many of us on the Island I do without any hesitation. My time flows between work, family life, loved ones and of course the daily needs of our community which in a matter of hours- mushroomed into a cloud of smoke and fire. Forever changed, yet eternally stronger because of it. One minute there is a sense of purposefulness that gives energy to the…

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…

The entire team at Boots on the Ground Maui is proud to announce the launch of a non-profit organization dedicated to helping rebuild Maui after the tragic fires that devastated the Maui community a short week ago. Starting a non profit is not easy and we need as much help as we can get. Keep reading to learn how you can support us in our efforts to ensure the rebuilding of West Maui addresses the housing crisis that has been growing over the past few decades. What is Boots on the Ground Maui? With the recent tragedy of the Lahaina fires which completely destroyed historic Lahaina Town and surrounding neighborhoods, the team behind Boots on the Ground Maui…

We’re shining the spotlight on Kai McLaughlin, a firefighter who is making waves in Maui. As an integral member of the Maui Fire Department, McLaughlin is proving that courage and commitment can make a world of difference. Join us as we delve into the life and career of Maui Firefighter Kai McLaughlin, and get ready to be inspired by this tale of bravery and resilience. Kai McLaughlin – Born to serve his community Kai McLaughlin, the 47 year old, is a native of Mission Viejo, Ca. Growing up in this laid back, welcoming Southern California town, Kai developed a deep appreciation for taking care of members of his community from an early age. As a child, he was…