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On Tuesday, August 8th, a wildfire swept through Lāhainā on the Island of Maui, Hawaiʻi. It quickly consumed hundreds of structures, and destroyed families. The full impact, devastation, and loss of life are yet to be understood. Although seen by some as a tourist destination, Lāhainā has deep ties to Native Hawaiians as the former capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom and a place of great political power, history, and cultural significance. It is home to a vast number of Native Hawaiians, who are currently in great need and are leading much of the disaster relief efforts. Due to gentrification of Lāhainā, there are clear disparities between residents and we want to support those with familial connections to this `āina (land).