MAUI WILDFIRES 2023: A MESSAGE FROM ROBERTS HAWAII
Aloha to our cherished community,
Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with our Roberts Hawaii Maui team, their families, friends, and all of our extended Maui partners and families affected by the recent wildfires. The devastation has touched many lives, and we stand shoulder to shoulder with every individual impacted. The pain, loss, and uncertainty that many are experiencing weigh heavily on our hearts, and we extend our unwavering support during these trying times.
A Call for Respect and Understanding
In alignment with Governor Green and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, we urge visitors to refrain from traveling to West Maui, which includes areas like Lāhainā, Nāpili, Kāʻanapali, and Kapalua. This is a crucial step in showing respect to the people and the sacred places that have been tragically lost in Lāhainā. We request everyone’s understanding and cooperation in this matter.
Our Commitment and Clarification
We’d like to address a concern that has come to our attention. While Roberts Hawaii is widely recognized for our tours, especially the iconic Road to Hana Tour, our primary focus during this crisis is the safety and well-being of all. Our buses were mobilized not for tours but for the crucial task of evacuating everyone in need, and we’re still assisting to this day. We deeply regret any misunderstandings and sincerely apologize for any distress this may have caused. Our commitment to the community goes beyond business; it’s about ‘ohana (family) and ensuring everyone’s safety.
Lending a Helping Hand
For those looking to extend support, we recommend two trusted foundations:
- Hawaii Community Foundation Maui Strong fund: This foundation is at the forefront, offering rapid response and collaborating with local nonprofits to address immediate community needs. Every contribution goes a long way in rebuilding and supporting the affected families. More details.
- Roberts Hawaii Foundation: Our foundation is actively accepting donations to directly aid our employees affected by this tragedy. Your support will provide immediate relief to our Roberts Hawaii ‘ohana during these challenging times. More details.
We are all in this together. Roberts Hawaii is here, ready to assist in any way we can. Let’s unite, show our Aloha spirit, and rebuild our beautiful Maui. Your understanding, patience, and support mean the world to us. Mahalo nui loa.