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This page is to help you with your insurance claim.

No predatory purchases allowed!

This page will be adding more info as it become available.

Call your mortgage company and get a forbearance or deferral right now!

This will stop your mortgage payment for 3 months.

People's Fund of Maui! Get $1,200 a month


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First of all, all my thoughts and prayers are for all my friends and neighbors in Lahaina. This has been devastating to everyone that lives here. I'm here to help. This page contains a lot of useful information and links.

There will be many people that want to rebuild their homes and lives here in Lahaina and other will want to move away. I'm here to help both groups of people.

What should owners of property destroyed or damaged in the Maui wildfires be aware of right now? There are resources available to help them, including the grants from the Realtor Relief Foundation where renters and owners can get up to $3,000 to help with housing or hotel costs for those whose place of residence has been damaged. Information and applications can be found at

Things every homeowner will need to do right now:


Everyone needs your insurance property report today.

Click here now. It's 100% free.


Then there are the little thing you need to do. Cancel your cable, power, trash, landline and water accounts. They are set up on auto bill and will be coming. 

MECO - 808-871-9777; Water - 808-270-7730; Trash pick up has to be canceled by email to: Must put your account number in email.

County has suspend property taxes for home lost in fire as of 8/16/23.

Lahaina property owners….property taxes are due on 8/20/23….PAY YOUR PROPERTY TAX before then! And then ask for a reassessment ASAP. The tax amount will drop drastically.


Maui United Way $1,000:


Red Cross:


Liberty Mutual: Call 800-225-2467

Zephyr: Call 808-440-5400

SBA business loan information: 1-800-827-5722 or

County meeting schedule:


Mental health resources:

Kaise Permaneta: Maui and other Neighbor Islands: 1-888-945-7600

HMSA: 1-800-580-6934

Medical Help:


Please spread the word to anyone that may need medical help:  

KP:Kaiser Permanente will be providing medical services at no cost to anyone in need at several locations in Lahaina.

-First aid station at War Memorial Gym (Wailuku) - Provides medical and wound care services 24/7

-Mobile health vehicle at Lahaina Gateway Center - Provides limited medical services, pediatric services, and OB/GYN services. OB/GYN services will be offered every Friday beginning August 18. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week

-First aid station at Napili Plaza - Provides limited medical services. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week

Pharmacy courier services available at all three sites.

*Schedule subject to change.



Now the hard part. You have to think about what you want to do with your property moving forward. It will be a long time for the rebuilding of Lahaina. I'm thinking it will take about 10 years if the government changes the permitting process and 20 years if they don't. So you will need to think if you want to stay here and help do that or move to greener pastures. I have thought a lot about this in the last few days and have decided to stay and help rebuild the town I love. 

If you are staying you will need to get an Architect to get plans for your new home and a contractor. The faster you do this the faster your home can be rebuilt.

If you want to leave you will want to know how much your home was worth before the fire. Please click here so I can send you a property report with your home value. You will need to show this to the insurance company so they can send you a check for the building value. Then we sell your property for the price of the land value. 

After I send you your property report, I will need to know what you own on your mortgage so I can do a net profit sheet for you. This will show the profit you will make after the sell for you to move on to your new life.

I'm here to help. I'm only charging 1% commission on all these sells and give you the 2.5% marketing package. Please click here to see my marketing page.


I know it will be hard to make this decision. I'm here to help no matter what you decide. 


Donation sites:

  •   HAWAII COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, MAUI STRONG FUND: Providing resources for disaster pre, response and recovery. 100% of funds will go towards the community. No fees will be taken.
    Maui Strong

  •   HAWAII SALVATION ARMY: They will be providing meals in Maui emergency shelters. Donations can be made at
    Salvation Army

  •   KAKOO MAUI FUND: Funds will go to help Maui families and businesses. Donations up to $100,000 will be matched.
    Kako'o Maui

  •   MAUI MUTUAL AID FUND: Volunteers are raising money to get support to vulnerable residents like kupuna, those with physical disabilities, and those without insurance. Maui Mutual Aid Fund

  •   MAUI FOOD BANK: Seeking monetary donations so they can help feed displaced residents. Maui Food Bank

  •   MAUI UNITED WAY: There's a Maui fire relief fund. Maui United Way Fire

  •   MAUI HUMANE SOCIETY: They anticipate a lot of burned and stranded animals. Maui Humane Society



Federal assistance for individuals and businesses impacted by the Maui fires is available, and information on how to apply for these programs is below. FEMA and the SBA will also open a Disaster and Business Recovery Center on Maui in the upcoming days to help people access federal assistance.
We will continue to update our website at with new information as it comes in. Please share these resources widely and encourage your friends and family who may have been affected to apply.
Recovering from these devastating fires will take significant time and resources, and we need all the federal support we can get. This is a difficult time for our community, and we are here to help.
Brian Schatz
United States Senator
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Assistance
All individuals who were impacted by the Maui fires should apply for FEMA assistance. Visit or call 800-621-FEMA (3362) to apply.
Please have the following information available when you apply:
A phone number and a reliable alternate in case FEMA needs to call you back;
Address of the damaged property;
Social Security number;
Bank account information or direct deposit information including routing and account numbers;
Insurance information (if you have insurance);
Brief description of damages (if known);
A mailing address;
Pen and paper to write down your registration number.
FEMA officials also advise that impacted individuals begin their insurance claims ASAP.
Government disaster assistance only covers basic needs and usually will not compensate you for your entire loss. If you have insurance, the government may help pay for basic needs not covered under your insurance policy.
Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans
Small Business Administration (SBA) loans may also be available to businesses to repair or replace disaster-damaged property, inventory, and supplies or meet their necessary financial obligations. Disaster loans help restore businesses to pre-disaster conditions, and, in some cases, protect from future disasters. They cannot be used to expand or upgrade businesses and cannot exceed the verified uninsured disaster loss. Homeowners and renters may also be eligible for SBA loans to repair or replace disaster-related damages to homes or personal property.
If you sustained physical damage to your business of any size, you may be eligible for up to $2 million in Business Physical Disaster Loans for the repair or replacement of real estate, inventories, machinery, equipment and all other physical losses.
If you are a homeowner or renter, FEMA may refer you to the SBA to apply for low-interest loans to replace or repair disaster-damaged real estate and personal property including automobiles.
The deadline to apply for SBA physical damage loans is October 10, 2023.
Small businesses, small agricultural businesses, and nonprofits that have not experienced physical damage but have sustained significant economic losses as a result of the fires, may be eligible for up to $2 million in Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) to meet necessary financial obligations. The deadline to apply for EIDL is May 10, 2024.
To apply for any SBA loan, you must first register with FEMA at After registering with FEMA, businesses and homeowners who would like to apply for SBA loans should visit
More information is available at Questions should be directed to SBA’s Customer Service Center via email at or phone at 800-659-2955, Mondays through Sundays from 4 am to 4 pm, Hawai‘i time.
Unemployment Benefits
If your employment, including self-employment, was lost or interrupted due to the fires, visit or call 808-984-8400 to apply for unemployment insurance benefits.
Additional unemployment benefits related to the disaster are provided by the federal government for those individuals who do not qualify for the state’s unemployment insurance program. For more information on the federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance program, including benefit levels, visit
Mail Pickup for Lahaina Residents
USPS has announced that, effective immediately, Lahaina residents can pick up their mail at the Wailuku Post Office.
Customers normally served by the Lahaina Main and Lahaina Downtown Post Offices should temporarily pick up their mail at the dutch door in the lobby of the Wailuku Post Office at 250 Imi Kala Street, Wailuku, 96793.
Hours for pick up are 7:00am - 6:00pm weekdays and Saturdays and 8:00am - 4:30pm on Sundays.
Customers must present a photo ID for mail pick-up.
In order to ensure that expected packages are available for pickup, customers are advised to confirm via tracking that the item has arrived at the local post office.
In addition to delivering mail and packages, USPS personnel at the Wailuku Post Office will be available to assist affected Lahaina customers with the process of forwarding their mail and/or changing their mailing addresses. USPS will make every effort to resume operations in Lahaina after west Maui roads become accessible. Many retail services including temporary forwards, stamps and more are also available anytime, online at
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