Kauai showed the world the true meaning of Aloha and Ohana this past week after a major storm flooded the north shore along with other parts of the island. Residents and visitors immediately responded with “hands-on” help , donations, and deliveries of much needed goods and supplies. Our Bali Hai Team joined in with neighbors, friends, and strangers in true island-style. Some of our Bali Hai clients even flew in to help with the rescue efforts of ferrying people out of Haena.

'Captain' Lee Ulansey & Erik Lanini

Bali Hai clients, ‘Captain’ Lee Ulansey & Erik Lanini

Jonathan Druary and Kaliko Carreira delivering water on day one

Jonathan Druary and Kaliko Carreira delivering water on day one.

Chris Ordonez on one of many supply runs across the Hanalei Bay.

Christopher Ordonez on one of many supply runs across the Hanalei Bay.

Lace Andersen clearing debris in Anahola with Surfrider Kauai.

Lace Andersen clearing debris in Anahola with Surfrider Kauai.

Mahalos to Christine Layaoen-Abalos and Lisa Downer who took care of our guests during the storm. They cleaned up vacation homes in Hanalei, coordinated insurance claims, and provided peace of mind to property owners who were unable to be onsite.

Courtesy of our Bali Hai Ohana and friends, Wainiha and Haena residents enjoyed a much deserved fresh and healthy breakfast last Saturday morning at Opakapaka Grill & Bar in Haena. Many Mahalos to Drew Click and Lisa Downer from our VR Department for their delivery efforts, to Will & Leslie Littlejohn, George & JoMarie Dancik, the Acosta Family for their generous monetary donations, and to Gregg Fraser of Opakapaka Grill & Bar.

Lisa Downer, Drew Click, & Ruth Marvin sending fresh food

Lisa Downer, Drew Click, & Ruth Marvin sending fresh food.

Michael Schmidt and Larry Kopesky share the aloha

Michael Schmidt and Larry Kopesky share the Aloha.

“Mahalo to all the wonderful folks from Bali Hai for the Aloha. ️The
breakfast at Opakapaka’s was enjoyed & appreciated by all. It was so nice
to gather with neighbors and eat an awesome breakfast. (Especially cold milk –
Mahalo) Aloha a me. Mahalo from Doug & Becky Pickels”

Hanalei is OPEN for business and ready to welcome visitors with Aloha! Visitors are still able to enjoy over 70 beaches on Kauai and the many beautiful sites our island has to offer.

We’re very lucky to live in such a supportive community that is blessed with compassionate friends from across the world. Should you wish to contribute to Kauai’s recovery efforts, please click here for donation information.

 

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