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Please pray and donate to the Arruda Ohana as they look to rebuild their lives after losing their home to these devastating fires like so many others. 

Keli’i and Jane Arruda are the most caring and loving individuals that demonstrate and live the Aloha Spirit. Never asking for anything, yet always there for everyone, it’s my hope and prayer that the world has a chance to love on them and all of Maui.

Both Kelii and Jane have been in the hospitality and Hawaiian entertainment business on Maui for many years. They welcomed both locals and tourists with kindness and aloha. With your support we will be able to return the aloha spirit they have shared with so many.

Any funds exceeding our goal will be distributed to other groups and causes benefiting the residents and greater community of Maui. 

Should you feel compelled to contribute differently, please be sure to research credible sites and centers. More information can be found on: https://www.hawaiipublicradio.org/local-news/2023-08-10/heres-how-you-can-help-those-affected-by-maui-wildfires.

Much aloha,

the Ohana of Kelii and Jane Arruda 

#MauiStrong

Updates (4)

August 31, 2023
Alethea Tavares, Organizer

Sending aloha to everyone. Here’s a video update, so please 🙏 feel free to watch and listen to Kelii share his heart ♥️ 

(video link to Facebook post)

3 weeks and counting…

August 26, 2023
Alethea Tavares, Organizer

From the Arrudas today 💕

Aloha friends & family,

Myself, Jane & the “kids” are managing & are trying to settle into some sort of routine… whatever that means now. Thanks to you all & the MANY donations we have received, we have been able to go shopping for some new clothes & food & have even had a few “home cooked” meals. We still haven’t been able to go into our neighborhood to see our lot but have seen some overhead drone footage and it’s as bad as we thought. I was invited to listen to the President speak this past Monday & was able to meet the First Lady & had a long conversation with our governor. Biden made some promises to us that we are all gonna hold him to. Jane flew out to Vegas this past Monday with our daughter, Leimamo to help her get settled in at CSN for her sophomore year in college & will be back on Tuesday so I’ve been flyin solo all week & takin care of business.


Mahalo again for all your aloha. It means more than you know! 
Da Arrudas ❤️🙏🏽❤️

August 18, 2023
Alethea Tavares, Organizer

Oh my goodness! This is incredible. We met our goal once again. So much has happened since we started this journey. Kelii and the family have been able to drive into Kahului for supplies which is awesome. They still aren’t able to get into the area of where their home once stood but in the meantime they are working through the checklist of logistics like insurance claims and accessing anything FEMA might have to offer. In the meantime, they’ve actually been able to help other families who don’t have access to a broader community of support like all of you. Mahalo from the bottom of our hearts to everyone that has contributed. #MauiStrong #PrayforMaui #oneOhana #AlohaLivesLoud ❤️❤️

August 15, 2023
Alethea Tavares, Organizer

From Kelii (Kris) & Jane…

“Wow….Where do I begin…. I guess by saying MAHALO to you all for your thoughts, prayer’s & especially your generosity. You have touched our hearts & our ohana is forever grateful. When I found out what my dear cousin Tita was doing & how much money had already been raised I was completely caught off guard & overwhelmed with emotion. We might have lost everything, but we’re alive, we still have our memories & each other & your donations will definitely help us begin  building a new life here in our beautiful Lahaina & getting us back on our feet. Please pray for our community. There are so many people still missing & need help. WE are truly humbled & you all are in our thoughts and prayers. I still really don’t know what to say besides … from the bottom of our hearts… MAHALO, MAHALO, MAHALO from Da Arruda ohana. You are our angels. ❤️
#LahainaStrong

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