Attention Maui food producers impacted by the recent fires! The Hawaiʻi Farmers Union United is urging you to take part in the Maui Producer Impact & Support Survey. By completing this survey, you can help the union and their partners identify potential funding resources and provide direct support tailored to your specific needs for recovery. It will only take 5-10 minutes of your time, so please share this survey with fellow food producers and make sure to document any damage or loss. Together, we can work towards revitalizing Maui’s food industry.
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Survey for Maui Food Producers Impacted by Fires
If you are a food producer who has been impacted by the recent fires in Maui, we encourage you to take part in the Maui Producer Impact & Support Survey. This survey has been created by the Hawai’i Farmers Union United (HFUU) in partnership with other organizations, with the goal of identifying potential federal and private funding resources, as well as providing direct support tailored to your needs for recovery efforts. Your participation in this survey is crucial in order to effectively address the challenges faced by food producers in the wake of the fires.
Importance of Taking the Survey
By taking the Maui Producer Impact & Support Survey, you are not only contributing to the collective effort of understanding the extent of the damage caused by the fires, but also ensuring that the appropriate resources and assistance are made available to help you recover and rebuild your business. The information gathered through this survey will guide the HFUU and its partners in advocating for funding and support specifically for food producers in Maui. Your input is vital to ensuring that the recovery efforts are tailored to the unique needs of the impacted food producers.
The Maui Producer Impact & Support Survey is designed to gather important information about the impacts experienced by food producers as a result of the fires. The survey covers various aspects such as the extent of the damage, loss of markets, and the specific needs of the producers for recovery. It is important to provide accurate and detailed information in order to ensure that the appropriate resources and support can be allocated effectively. The survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.
Contact Information for Survey
If you have any questions regarding the survey or need assistance in completing it, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Hunter Heaivilin, the Advocacy Director of the Hawai’i Farmers Union United. Hunter can be contacted at (808) 391-8687 or via email at [email protected]. If you prefer to complete the survey via phone, please contact Amanda Shaw, from the Oʻahu Agriculture and Conservation Association at (808) 429-5310. Your feedback is important, and the HFUU is ready to provide any necessary support throughout the survey process.
Documentation of Damage
As part of the survey, it is important to document and provide clear photos of any damage caused by the fires. This documentation is crucial for assessing the extent of the damage and for supporting your claims for assistance and recovery. As soon as it is safe to do so, please take the time to document the damage thoroughly and ensure that the photos accurately depict the impact on your business. This documentation will be invaluable in demonstrating the need for support and aid in your recovery.
Encouragement for Non-Members to Participate
The Maui Producer Impact & Support Survey is open to all impacted food producers, regardless of whether or not you are a member of the HFUU. The survey aims to gather comprehensive data on the impacts of the fires, and your participation is vital in order to accurately represent the full scope of the damage. Even if you are not currently a member of the HFUU, your input is valuable and will significantly contribute to the recovery efforts. We encourage non-members to take part in the survey and share their experiences and needs.
Federal and Private Funding Resources
One of the key objectives of the Maui Producer Impact & Support Survey is to identify potential federal and private funding resources that can be accessed to support the recovery efforts of food producers. By providing accurate and detailed information in the survey, you can help the HFUU and its partners in advocating for the necessary funding and resources. The information collected will enable the identification of the most appropriate channels for financial support, as well as informing organizations and agencies about the specific needs of food producers in Maui.
Support for Recovery
The data collected through the Maui Producer Impact & Support Survey will be used to provide direct support to food producers impacted by the fires. The HFUU and its partners are committed to working with you to address the challenges faced, and to provide the necessary resources and assistance for recovery. By participating in the survey, you are ensuring that the support provided is tailored to your specific needs and circumstances. The HFUU will be in contact with you within a week after you complete the survey to provide further information and guidance.
Estimated Time to Complete Survey
We understand that your time is valuable, and we greatly appreciate your willingness to participate in the Maui Producer Impact & Support Survey. The survey is designed to be concise and efficient, taking approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. By taking a few moments to provide your input, you are contributing to the collective effort of rebuilding the food production industry in Maui and ensuring a sustainable recovery for all impacted producers.
Instructions on Sharing Survey
Your participation in the Maui Producer Impact & Support Survey is important, and we encourage you to share the survey link with any other food producers who have been impacted by the fires. The more comprehensive the data collected, the better we can advocate for the necessary support and resources. Please share the survey link, https://hfuuhi.org/maui-response/, with all relevant food producers and encourage them to participate. Together, we can support one another and ensure a strong and resilient food production industry in Maui.
Remember, your contribution to this survey is crucial in understanding the impacts of the fires and providing the necessary support for recovery. Your participation will help shape the recovery efforts and ensure that the resources and assistance provided are targeted and effective. Thank you for your time and your dedication to the recovery of the Maui food production community.