To support community-led resiliency hubs assisting residents impacted by the devastating wildfires, the Maui County Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is offering mobile waste and hygiene facilities to these grassroots resource locations.
Leaders of these hubs are asked to contact DEM at (808) 270 – 7880 or email [email protected] with their requests for the following services:
Supplies of these mobile hygiene and waste facilities are limited. We appreciate the patience of hub leaders as DEM works to allocate the appropriate resources to these hubs based on their needs and capacity.
These community-led hubs are located throughout neighborhoods significantly impacted by last week’s wildfires; providing valuable resources and assistance during these challenging times. With these hubs and their organizers providing services in the aftermath of the wildfires, officials hope these requests can enhance communication, streamline future assistance, and further empower hub organizers as the lengthy recovery process continues.
We greatly appreciate the community service these hub leaders and their dedicated volunteers have contributed to the recovery effort. The hubs are under no obligation to accept this assistance, as these waste and hygiene facilities are being made available upon request.
Complementing county-run supply distributions at Lahaina Gateway Center and Napili Plaza, these dynamic assistance centers provide flexible assistance from a variety of private and public donors.
In addition, a centralized, online hub to respond to the impacts of the Maui Wildfire Disaster was launched at mauinuistrong.info . The County of Maui’s “Maui Nui Strong” site offers information on how to donate, volunteer, offer services, and locate support. It is administered through the county’s Office of Economic Development, and will be utilized to connect people to resources and services.
Maui County DEM champions a sustainable county through comprehensive environmental management strategies, waste disposal, recycling programs, wastewater treatment, and preservation of our island's natural resources. We stand alongside the resilient communities affected by the wildfires. Together, we aim to fortify our beloved Maui through a kākou recovery effort.
For pictures of an existing rubbish dumpster at Napili Park, and social media graphic, click here.
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