AUGUST 18, 2023

We wanted to provide you with a quick update on our ongoing efforts and the progress we have made thanks to your incredible support.

Fundraising Success: We are deeply grateful for the generosity and compassion you have shown. Your donations and prayers have been instrumental in making a positive impact. Funds are steadily coming in, allowing us to take crucial steps towards aiding those affected by the recent disaster. Thanks also goes out to Operation Blessing and Hope Force International for joining in the effort and helping make this possible.

Supply Procurement: With your contributions, we have initiated the purchase of over 600 boxes of essential supplies that are being delivered to Maui today. These provisions are a lifeline for those in need, and your support has made this possible.

Youth-Led Initiative: In a remarkable show of dedication, a group of 60 young individuals took the initiative to personally purchase tickets and fly from Kona to Maui in order to carry boxes of supplies. Their selflessness and commitment are truly inspiring. This extraordinary effort has significantly accelerated and added to the flotilla distribution of supplies to the affected area.

Strong Partnerships: We are fortunate to have established strong partnerships on Maui. Collaborating closely with YWAM, local churches, friends, and the families of our own staff, we are united in our mission to provide assistance and relief to those in need. Your continued support enables us to work alongside these partners effectively.

Continued Giving: The journey ahead is challenging, and the need remains critical. We urge you to continue giving, as your contributions directly translate into much-needed help for those impacted by the disaster. Your generosity has already made a difference, and together, we can achieve even more.

Looking Forward: As we progress, our focus will gradually shift from supplying relief materials to actively participating in the reconstruction efforts for some of the 2000+ homeless families. Our commitment to this cause is unwavering, and we are dedicated to playing a vital role in the recovery process.

Join Us: If you are interested in getting personally involved, please express your interest by clicking here. Details about potential participation will be shared as soon as they are available. Rest assured, YWAM volunteers are already on the ground, and we are collaborating with organizations like Hope Force International and other NGOs. Your willingness to help is deeply appreciated, and we will reach out with more information in due course.

Heartfelt Gratitude: Once again, we extend our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you. Your giving and your response continue to inspire us. Together, we are making a tangible difference in the lives of those who need it most.

Warm regards,
Sincerely

Brett
Director
YWAM Ships Kona

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