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AREAA Aloha Collecting Donations for Kea Street Fire Victims

May 16, 2015, 4:20 PM HST
* Updated May 18, 6:21 AM
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Kea Street house fire aftermath photo by Wendy Osher.

By Maui Now Staff

The Asian Real Estate Association of America is helping to provide aid to a family of 11 whose home on Kea Street in Kahului burned down on May 4, 2015.

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Kea Street house fire on-scene photo by Malcom Fujita.

“Please join us in collecting donations,” said AREAA Aloha President and Co-founder Alexandra D. Schaub. “This family will need your kokua and all the help you can give.

Schaub spent half-a-day shopping with the family for the bare necessities–mainly clothing and blankets for all 11 family members.

“This is just the beginning,” said Schaub. “While we cannot replace any of the lost memorabilia, we sure can create a new memorable beginning by showing we care. It is so important for this family to know they are not out there all alone. The generosity of giving, however small or big, goes a long way.”


The AREAA Aloha Chapter, a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization, has set up donation drop off locations on Maui and Oʻahu to collect non-monetary donations and gift cards (Costco, Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Safeway, Foodland, etc. ) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until May 28.


The association will present all collected donations to the family at their home on Saturday, May 30, 2015.

Collection Locations 

Napili—West Maui
Old Republic Title and Escrow
5095 Napilihau Street, Ste. 114A
Mellissa Salvador


Kahului—Central Maui
Fidelity National Title and Escrow
285 W. Kaʻahumanu Ave, Ste. 103
Pam Teal & Mercy Palmer

Kahului—Central Maui
Title Guaranty Hawaiʻi 80 S. Puʻunēnē Ave.
Kristine Wong

Kīhei/Wailea—South Maui
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Loans
34 Wailea Gateway Place, Ste. A205
Dan Bardenhagen

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Loans
1357 Kapiolani Blvd, Ste. 910
Manual August

AREAA Aloha Chapter 2015 Corporate Sponsors:
Wells Fargo
Old Republic
Title & Escrow
Fidelity National

For more information, email [email protected].

VIDEO: 11 Displaced by House Fire on Kea Street in Kahului

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