Napili, HI (FOX5) – After the wildfires in August, more than two dozen resource hubs were created by community members fed up with the lack of government support.

“Savage” traveled with Awaken Church Las Vegas to help out at the Napili Noho resource hub, located about seven miles from the burn zone of Lahaina. Although the rest of the members of Awaken Church returned to Las Vegas, Savage is still one of the organizers of the hub, camping day in and day out. “Every day is a new adventure, brings up new things to face and we just roll with it and we put one foot in front of the other,” said Savage.

Napili Noho serves 150 families every day, adding up to nearly 1,000 people. The center provides dry goods, toiletry items, household essentials, and fresh produce donated from a local farm. Churches on Maui help provide hot meals to be served at the center. Everything provided is donated.

Each person at the center is a volunteer, including Savage. He stressed to new volunteers that the center is a place where survivors find solace. “the families that come through, they often share how much it means having that personal touch,” he said.

Volunteers are often people on vacation who sign up for a shift. “Every day we get new people from different places… oftentimes beyond what they give in time and effort, they’ll come back later that day or the next day with items from our needs list,” said Savage. Anyone can donate or sign up for a shift at the center. By visiting, you will find a list of needs that is updated frequently as the needs of the community change. There is also an Amazon wishlist where anyone can purchase a needed item to be shipped to the center. There are also volunteer opportunities for anyone on vacation wishing to help while on Maui.


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