County of Maui-facilitated distribution sites will be transitioning locations, times, days and focus. The sites offer food, water and supplies to people impacted by Maui wildfires.
The shifts come because electricity and Internet connectivity continue to be restored in fire-affected areas, and community-organized efforts are pivoting to long-term aid.
Moving ahead, sites will focus on food and water. The schedule for the remainder of this week is:
FEED MY SHEEP MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION SITES
County of Maui has partnered with volunteer group West Maui Community Aid to offer support to grassroot sites, also known as Family Helping Family sites, in discussing long-term aid to the community.
As a result of these efforts, some Family Helping Family sites have chosen to combine with county efforts, and some have chosen to continue efforts on their own. Sites opting to continue on their own confirmed they will remain self-sufficient; they will reevaluate need in the next two weeks.
West Maui Community Aid and the county are working together to transition from short-term emergency response that utilized multiple sites -- to long term, sustainable sites for families impacted by the fires. Support will be available as long as the community needs it.