Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono -
"The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness."
It's been an emotional couple of weeks with the devastating fires on Maui. Personally we do have family and friends on Maui and some lost their homes in Lahaina. For us we are thankful that everyone we know is safe. To all those affected by the fires on Maui and the Big Island you and your Ohana are in our thoughts and prayers 💛
Through this difficult time we have seen the community come together united as one to kokua and malama one another through this. It's definitely humbling and provides a huge amount of hope. To all the first responders volunteers, and communities near and far who answered the call to help bless you all 🙏🏽💛 We know that healing will take time and Koa Roots will try to do our part and help in anyway we can.
Let's all work together as a community to help those affected by the fires in Maui!
Several of our dear friends who also own small businesses here in Oregon will be a Farmers Market donation hub at specific locations for the gift card drive starting next week. The needs change daily and at this time we are asking for specific gift cards (Costco, Target, Walmart, & Visa Gift Cards) and monetary donations.
Kiss of Polynesia - Hillsboro/Orenco Station - https://www.instagram.com/kissofpolynesia/
2 Angry Cats - Beaverton Farmers Market & Vancouver Farmers Market - https://www.2angrycats.com/
Das my Jam - Oregon City Farmers Market - https://dasmyjam.com/
Kahuna Kombucha - Vancouver Farmers Market - https://www.instagram.com/kahunakombucha/
On the list check out what businesses are in your area that you frequent, and follow them on social media. They will let you know where/when they will be at those markets for you to drop your donation off.
We have also partnered with Built Oregon and Centrl Office to offer alternative drop off locations for donations. Centrl Office has 4 convenient locations around Portland & Lake Oswego. Please see their addresses below, drop off can be done Monday - Friday from 9:00am to 4:00p.
PORTLAND - Eastside: 329 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232
PORTLAND - PEARL DISTRICT: 1355 NW Everett St. Portland, OR 97209
PORTLAND - WEST END: 1155 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205
LAKE OSWEGO - DOWNTOWN: 525 3rd St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
All donations will be divided and distributed to the organizations below to help Maui residents affected by the fires.
Hawaii People's Fund - https://www.hawaiipeoplesfund.org/
Pacific Birth Collective - https://pacificbirthcollective.org/
Maui Hui Mālama - https://mauihui.org/
EPIC 'Ohana Inc. - https://www.epicohana.org/
We are actively monitoring the need of the Maui Community affected by the fires and we will evaluate the distribution of donations to these organizations and/or add new organization to our distribution list. Mahalo