Mark your calendars for the Upcountry Resource Fair happening on September 18th at the Kula Community Center. This event aims to provide valuable information and assistance for those affected by the recent fire disasters. From 1 to 7 p.m., you can access fire disaster relief information from various agencies, including FEMA, the American Red Cross, and Maui Economic Opportunity. In addition, COVID-19 tests and latex gloves will be available, ensuring the safety of attendees. Make sure to save the date and take advantage of this opportunity to gather essential resources and support. For further details, feel free to reach out to Yuki Lei Sugimura at 808-270-7939 or [email protected]
Upcountry Resource Fair
Welcome to the Upcountry Resource Fair! We’re excited to announce that it will be held on September 18th at the Kula Community Center. This event aims to provide fire disaster relief information from various agencies, ensuring that you have access to the resources you need during this challenging time.
We have gathered a diverse group of agencies to ensure that we address a wide range of needs. The agencies participating in the Upcountry Resource Fair include:
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be present at the fair to provide you with information on disaster assistance programs. They can answer any questions you may have and guide you through the application process if needed.
Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will also be present to provide valuable information on how to protect yourself and your family from potential environmental hazards resulting from the fire. They will offer guidance on safe cleanup practices and answer any questions you may have about environmental health concerns.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is well-known for its disaster response efforts. At the Upcountry Resource Fair, they will provide information on disaster recovery resources, including shelter, food, and emotional support services. If you have been affected by the fire, the American Red Cross is here to help.
HawaiÊ»i Department of Health
The HawaiÊ»i Department of Health will be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your health and well-being in the aftermath of the fire. They can provide information on healthcare services, mental health support, and other resources to help you navigate this challenging time.
Vital Records Information
If you have lost important documents, such as birth certificates or marriage licenses, due to the fire, Vital Records Information will be present at the fair to assist you in obtaining replacements. They can guide you through the process and ensure that you have the necessary documentation to move forward.
Maui Economic Opportunity
Maui Economic Opportunity (MEO) aims to assist individuals and families who have been affected by economic hardships. They will provide information on financial assistance programs, job training opportunities, and other resources to help you rebuild and recover.
HawaiÊ»i Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
The HawaiÊ»i Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs will be present to address any consumer-related concerns you may have. They can provide information on consumer rights, scams to watch out for, and how to report fraudulent activity. Ensuring your safety and protection as a consumer is their priority.
The Salvation Army is known for its commitment to helping individuals and families in times of crisis. They will be present at the fair to provide information on their various assistance programs, including food, clothing, and financial aid. If you are in need, the Salvation Army is here to lend a helping hand.
Maui County Council vice-chair Yuki Lei Sugimura
Maui County Council vice-chair Yuki Lei Sugimura will be present at the Upcountry Resource Fair to provide additional support and guidance. You can reach out to her for any specific questions or concerns related to fire disaster relief. Her contact information will be provided at the fair.
The Upcountry Resource Fair will run from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. This extended timeframe allows for flexibility and ensures that everyone has an opportunity to attend and access the necessary resources.
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, COVID-19 tests will be available at the fair. It is essential to prioritize both health and safety during this time, and these tests will provide peace of mind for attendees.
Availability of Latex Gloves
To aid in the cleanup and recovery efforts, latex gloves will be available at the fair. These gloves will ensure that you can protect yourself while volunteering or handling any debris or damaged materials.
For more information about the Upcountry Resource Fair, you can contact Yuki Lei Sugimura at 808-270-7939 or on her cell at 808-830-0344. You can also reach out to her via email at [email protected]
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We hope you find the Upcountry Resource Fair beneficial and that it provides you with the support and resources you need during this challenging time. Remember, the community is here to help you recover and rebuild, and together, we can overcome any obstacles that come our way.